These days, it is almost impossible to embark in a new project without considering the environment; ecological awareness has become a standard and the future is being sketched under its ruling.
Woven City is proof of this. Toyota, joined by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), takes on a new challenge: to create a 100% sustainable city. The metropolis will be located at the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan and its purpose will be to combine technology and ecology to serve the environment. For the time being, it will be a prototype that will cover a land of approximately 70 hectares.
The city will consist of a fully connected ecosystem fed by hydrogen fuel cells. Defined as a “living lab”, it will include full-time residents and investigators, who will prove and develop technologies such as autonomy, robotics, personal mobility, and smart homes. The main goal, as we mentioned before, is to have a fully sustainable space. Its buildings will be made with wood, to reduce the carbon footprint to the minimum, in addition to employing the Japanese traditional construction technique by the hand of robotic production methods. Its inhabitants will be able to use only fully autonomous, zero-emission vehicles in main streets.
The number of residents will start at 2000 people and will grow as the project evolves. In the beginning, Toyota will populate the city with its employees, their families, merchants, scientists, industry representatives, and retired couples.