Want to collaborate on an underground city design?
The idea is to design a new country that’s mostly located underground, except for small surface cities to connect the imaginary country to the outside world. All area surrounding the small cities would belong to another country, but the small cities would be their own interconnected country. Here’s a rough sketch of my idea. Feel free to tell me what you think of the idea. Remember, this is just a rough sketch.
Underground Country.skp (671.4 KB)
That’s my basic plan for the new country. Basically, it’d be the same design as other countries, except underground in a 3D street network (rather than a 2D city street grid). I think a good place to start is designing an individual city. Since this is such a big project, I think making it a community effort would help a lot. Also, valuing a variety of different peoples’ opinions will improve the city design. I’ll be doing 3D modeling and rendering for this. You can see some of my previous renders here and here (P.S. I’m just a hobbyist). But if anyone shares an interest in city design and wants to help, then you are welcome to join! This project is for fun and is not intended to be actually built, but I’d like to make the final design as realistic as possible.
Limitations (feel free to change/add):
Max depth: 1.5 miles - 2.4 miles
Max size: Undecided, but maybe 20 miles x 20 miles x 2 miles
File size: 50 MB
Problems & solutions to living underground (feel free to change/add):
Lack of light
- High powered sun-simulation lights
- Ventilation from surface
End goal (Feel free to change/add):
Low-medium level of detail 3D model with no interior designs for buildings. Building exteriors modeled and city areas labeled based on their purpose and location name.
One single city with tunnels pointed outwards from the city to indicate it’s connected with other cities.
Some pages of artistic 2D plans and renders
The community can exchange and improve each others’ models. When the file size gets too big for the forums, then we can use the 3D Warehouse to exchange models. Anyone’s contributions, no matter how small, are appreciated! But let’s try to keep it on-topic and constructive. And everyone is welcome to join in on the fun.
I’m a regular on this forum, so you can contact me through PM & I’ll probably get back within a day or two.