The Bitcoin City project, which Bitcoin country El Salvador has yet to hammer a nail in, received an award from the jury of the global design platform LOOP. While the LOOP Design Awards reward the most outstanding projects in the fields of architecture and interior architecture, 705 proposals from 56 countries were evaluated in this latest competition. The 25-member jury gave one of the various awards for Bitcoin City.
The design of the city to be established in the south of the country was made by Mexican architect Fernando Romero. While the round structure of the Bitcoin City drew attention in Romero’s design, President Bukele shared the models of the city on Twitter in May.
Designer Romero’s team describes the city as “a sustainable city based on an innovative and smart metropolis model”. The biggest reason for the round design of the city is that it is wanted to be seen as a physical Bitcoin when viewed from the air. Behind the concept of the flat is also the narrative of “a city dominated by a circular economy”.
The LOOP Design Award isn’t the first time Romero has won, either. The successful designer also won the Global Architecture and Design Award in 2021 for designing a new International Airport for Mexico City, the capital city of Mexico.
Bitcoin City, which was officially announced by Bukele in November 2021, will come to the fore as a tax-free city as well as seeing Bitcoin as the official currency.
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