A Solution For Dubai’s Future – Floating Buildings

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May 2, 2008


NPR brings us the latest developments from Dubai…


Constructing floating houses or restaurants or even villages is an idea that first came to him in his native Holland, where land to build on is scarce and water is plentiful.

The notion gained momentum for Van de Camp when he realized that rising sea levels from climate change made new ideas crucial. And it’s an idea that’s about to become a reality in Dubai.

Dubai has plenty of desert, but it also has miles of coastline along the Persian Gulf. They’ve built loads of artificial islands offshore, but they’ve run out of sand.

Van de Camp has given them a new option: floating islands.

You can read (and listen too!) the full story from NPR HERE, take a look at the company’s website HERE and watch the movie HERE.

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