Inspired by Frank Herbert’s famous 1965 novel Dune, the futuristic underground city of Sietch Nevada focuses on conserving water in an increasingly arid world.The innovative oasis project, from Matsys Designs, focuses on gathering limited water resources from the earth’s surface while securing communities from water wars in a futuristic American Southwest.
Sietch Nevada makes the storage, use, and collection of water central to urban life in a not so distant future. The city of Sietch Nevada is situated underground among a network of storage canals covered with residential and commercial structures. Energy and water resources are harvested from the earth’s surface while deep under the city are vast aquifers to store the water.
The city of Sietch Nevada also doubles as a secure bunker-like fortress against the inevitable wars over water.