Special Exhibition

Architect Kiyonori Kikutake and Dr.J.P.Craven’s Floating City Project

- Hawaii Floating City’76 and other Floating Cities -

In the WCFS 2023 Japan, a special exhibition on the historic endeavor on realization of the floating community concept will be presented that was carried out in cooperation with engineers, architects and academic experts.
The first historic attempt is the ‘Hawaii Floating City ’76 Concept that was disclosed in 1971. In order to realize the concept into realization, the State Government of Hawaii appointed a special team that was led by architect Kiyonori Kikutake and Dr. John P.
Craven, marine engineer, prof. , MIT, later dean of Marine Program, Univ. of Hawaii. Intention of the special exhibition is t o i ntroduce significance of this historic challenge and share relevant information with the conference participants hoping that it may enc ourage realization of floating community .