Daisuke Toyoda, Head of Woven City Management shares his thoughts on why they are taking on this ambitious project and welcomes you to help them create the future fabric of life together.
Toyota are building a new city at the base of Mount Fuji. The 175 acre site will be brought to life by Danish architect Bjarjk Ingels. Plans were announced in January 2020 and construction started early 2021. Electricity generated by hydrogen powered fuel cells will be the main energy supply.
This Woven City, its name a nod to Toyota’s roots and how technology of the future will be ‘woven’ into the fabric, is envisioned as a ‘living laboratory’. Although the city will initially be home to around 360 residents, mainly senior citizens and families, eventually the population will increase to two thousand. This number will include Toyota employees and researchers, who will be able to test and develop technologies such as artificial intelligence in a real world environment.
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