Climate “The artificial islands of eternal summer” could warm the whole of Helsinki without any emissions, says a professor at a top American university – This is how tropical oases built in front of the city would work

Professor Carlo Ratt’s team proposed floating water reservoirs in front of Helsinki.

Roasting in the sunshine, the winter frosts could not be further away in the opinion of the people of Helsinki. But it is the frosts and Helsinki residents that the architect and the innovator think about Carlo Ratti.

Ratti, who grew up in Milan and settled in Boston, walks briskly along the nubile stones of Unioninkatu and tells how the Finnish capital will be heated in the future.



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