Are Dutch Docklands’ Floating Islands a Sustainable Alternative to Dubai’s Sinking World Islands?

by , 04/11/15
filed under: Architecture

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This is not the first time that floating islands have been proposed as a solution to the struggling “World” islands project, in which hundreds of little islands collectively shaped like the world are being developed in the Arabian/Persian Gulf (depending on who you talk to). Earlier a Dubai-based firm submitted the Ome project.

Dutch Docklands also worked on The Floating Proverb – a curious collection of 89 floating islands that spell out an Arab proverb when viewed from above – for the Nakheel development company. Dutch Docklands CEO Paul van de Camp told the paper that the concept is still alive. When (not if) it takes off, the self-supportable floating islands will be constructed with existing landmasses, saving investors a considerable amount of money and trouble. For examples of what these floating islands might look like, check out these pics of Dutch Docklands’ Floating Golf Course in the Maldives!

+ Dutch Docklands

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  1. Tafline Laylin November 16, 2011 at 12:36 am

    Hi Caeman, it turns out the Maldives have already signed on to the floating island concept!

  2. caeman November 15, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Maybe this concept should offered to the Maldives?

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