Following the numerous acts of cannibalism witnessed at the turn of the millennium throughout different parts of the world, the world’s governments attempted to suppress these acts as nothing but isolated instances of human insanity, ones that should not be given any attention. However, these so called “instances” of cannibalism began to gradually to transform and evolve. The people performing these acts were no longer only cannibals; they have become un aware of their actions, at times helplessly and aimlessly walking throughout the streets terrorizing any one in their path without intention.
It all began when a few cases have a raised when the cannibal’s victims have themselves become cannibalistic; transforming from normal human beings to mindless drones, or what is more commonly known as, “ZOMBIES”. The world’s governments consolidated there powers to try to resist this “disease”; attempting to control it and prevent it from spreading. However, their attempts proved to be futile; the disease has transformed into a virus that only spread to larger extents.
As a final attempt of saving humanity, the remaining resources around the world were gathered to create the only salvation deemed possible, a permanent habitat, later coined as “The Nomad”.
The structure comprises of 24 Districts, each connected radially to one another to form a circular global form. Each district consists of residential zones, commercial zones, and resource generation zones. The main resources being harvested in the districts are food through agriculture as well as fish farms. Solar panels are placed on the exterior of the structure for solar energy gain, while wind turbines are placed on the side of the structure for wind energy gain. The goal of “The Nomad” is to be able to move and transport itself to different areas of the world, in search for an idealistic salvation land free of the flesh eating monsters. To achieve this mode of transportation, each district sits in its own “cubicle”. The buffer space between the district and the cubicle is the fish farming resource. However, this resource has another function, water passes through a series of controlled openings to allow the structure as a whole to rotate in a particular direction. As the structure rotates, and consequently the cubicle, the district maintains its lateral orientation by continuously counter rotating the overall structures movement.
The Nomad is built with the ability to “unroll” into a flattened out structure. Giving the chance for the residents to gather resources, survivors and discover new locations. The unrolling process takes approximately 15 minutes from start to end, ensuring that throughout the process; districts remain lateral in orientation and completely sealed off from the external environment.
The Nomads have been constructed throughout different parts of the world, each one unique with its own stamp, allowing the inhabitants with a chance to salvage whatever idea of “home” they might still hope to have.