Gallery: Dror Benshetrit’s Massive Artificial Island Could House 300,00...

 
Each point of the city would ideally be easily accessible, and reached within 12 minutes of travel time through walkways, public transport, and cable cars.

Dror Benshetrit has a a vision for a new type of city – one that incorporates private residences with commercial spaces and parks. His project is dubbed HavvAda, and it’s a man-made island that would support 300,000 people near Istanbul. The community would be laid out over 6 large hills supported by geodesic domes that house commercial spaces on the inside and neighborhoods on the exterior. Each hill would form a “micro-climate” with valleys intended for natural recreation areas. The island’s layout would focus less on the 2D model associated that most urban centers, and shift towards a 3-dimensional arrangement, allowing buildings to wrap around the landscape. This way, the structures could share infrastructure and support one another.

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