I recently had the opportunity to visit Putrajaya, Malaysia. The new administrative capital of Malaysia. This without a doubt must be the most futurisitic planned city I have ever been to. I felt like I had stepped into a Star Trek episode, right into a time machine, except this was real.
This is what I thought the Bay Area / Silicon Valley would have looked like - before having my hopes dashed on my first visit in 1996 - when I was just a very young pup exploring the world.
The building architecture (Mix of Arabic and Western), street layout, landscaping, road quality, artificial lakes, fancy bridges, everything -- brand spanking new and amazing looking. Construction is still on going.
Prior to this, the most futuristic place I have been to was a few areas within Tokyo (Roppongi or Odaiba), but Putrajaya trounced those places for overall effect, and in a much larger area.
Putrajaya is also an entirely previously undeveloped area so there is no older development in sight.
Has anyone else come across places that gave a similar vibe?
Other contenders...might be the new part of Shanghai, China - Pudong area I think (Though ringed by older development - so the illusion isn't that good) and parts of Dubai, UAE - though it is way too spread out and deserty to give a futuristic city impression. Parts of Singapore too...maybe parts of Berlin, Germany too. --- It's not that futury looking due to red brick textures, but the layout of Providence, Rhode Island impresses me too a little bit along these lines now that I think about it.
Lots of pictures: