Introducing the City of Mériens – a giant floating city designed to give scientists a place to live while they conduct research on the surrounding ocean.

As sea steading becomes more common place, we will see different people coming forward to create their own city/country/government due to different reasons. Most existing sea steading ideas have been put forward by entrepreneurs and technology companies, yet the city of Mériens is dedicated towards science.

The futuristic research facility would stretch 900 metres by 500 metres, and would house up to 7,000 scientists and students from all over the world, offering them an array of laboratories, classrooms, lecture halls, living quarters, and dedicated areas for leisure activities and sports, to facilitate long-term research projects.

So if you were to create your own city, what purpose would you be pursuing? What sort of people would you bring in?