In the future, cities will have no single location. Mounted on huge vehicles, skyscrapers will roam the steppes of Russia, forming temporary citiscapes then wandering on. This gallery of fantastical cities includes atmospheric purifiers beyond Earth and a waterfall metropolis.

These images are all drawn from the runners up and winners of the NVArt digital art challenge, whose theme this year was "Art Space: Architecture and Landscape." It was sponsored by the CG Society of Digital Artists. Contest entrants clearly grasped that "landscape" doesn't just mean the Earth of today: Several winners created cities of the far future, or set on other worlds.

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I especially love these wandering cities because they remind me of Archigram's Walking City, which we've talked about before.

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via CG Society of Digital Artists, spotted on Forbidden Planet (thanks, Bullfightsonacid!)

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Wandering City
By Sergey Skachkov
Moscow, Russia

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Complex at the Centre of the Universe, First Place winner
by Staszek Marek
POLAND.

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Pinevalley Keeps
Georgi "Calader" Simeonov
United Kingdom

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The Valley
Rudolf Herczog
SWEDEN

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Gaia's Gift
Petar Milivojevic
SERBIA

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The Great Bayan, inspired by the Bayan Aul, an area in Kazakhstan. Second place winner.
by Sergey Skachkov
RUSSIA

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Mega Village 2108. Third place winner.
by Andrew Barton
GREAT BRITAIN.

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Atmosphere Emitters
Brajan Martinovic
CROATIA

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In a Beautiful Place out in the Country
Colin Cassidy
GREAT BRITAIN

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Water Plant
David González
Bilbao, España

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