The project “Underwater” gives you an experience that will make a view for the underwater city of the future, as rising
sea levels endanger the survival of culture and it would offer a truly unique view in the future.
UNDERWATER ST. PETERSBURG
Do you think it’s possible for people to live in underwater cities?
Although it may sound like an idea for a sci-fi film, one of the biggest resulting threats to cities around the world is a sea-level rise, caused by the expansion of water at higher temperatures and melting ice sheets in the north and south poles. Few other cities in Russia have as much to lose from rising sea levels as St Petersburg, and the alarm bells sound ever louder with each successive “king tide” that overwhelms coastal defenses and sends water coursing through the streets. “We still find ourselves in a situation where we are not doing nearly enough to save hundreds of millions of people from a miserable future,” said Erik Solheim, the UN environment chief, ahead of the upcoming Bonn conference. In this project, we will try to make a view of the underwater city of the future, as rising sea levels endanger the survival of the cultural capital of Russia and it would offer a truly unique view of underwater life.
We tried the full timeline of St. Petersburg of Russia from 1920 to 2120 for 200 years.
We wanted to expect the city 100 years later, it would be sunken down underwater due to global warming.
This is the starting point of our project. We took a way to express it with VR and Unreal Engine 4. VR is a very immersive user to get the virtual reality space. It gives users an effective and incredible experience.
Users need at least 2 x 2 m area to be safe for VR experiences.
The front wall and side walls give a more immersive environment.