An old car factory at the base of Mt Fuji is being transformed into a “city of the future.” Unveiled as the Toyota Woven City, the space is designed as a living laboratory and is set to begin construction in 2021.
Its creators say the city “aims to bring people and communities together in a future enabled by technology yet grounded in history and nature.”
Utilising solar, geothermal and hydrogen fuel energy, the Woven City strives towards a carbon-neutral society.
Architects and designers have created a network of streets with varying speeds of mobility for pedestrian-friendly connections.
Its designers say they aim to combine traditional Japanese craftsmanship with advanced, sustainable technology. “Japan’s construction heritage lives on, while building sustainable and efficiently into the future.”
With a mix of residential, retail and business spaces, the Woven City hopes to create a vibrant, thriving space for all its inhabitants.
Cutting-edge artificial intelligence will be incorporated throughout every corner of the city, with in-home robotics that can perform automatic grocery deliveries, laundry pick-ups and trash disposal.