Floating vertical city in Dubai
By 2030, Dubai could be home to a new megaproject – a floating vertical city designed by Italian architectural firm Luca Curci Architects. The zero-energy building was first demonstrated in Dubai in 2019.
The vertical city is autonomous towers on water, designed to house 25,000 people. The city will use a zero-waste policy and renewable resources, which will be produced by solar panels and wind turbines.
The multi-storey project is an open structure with green areas on each level providing natural light and ventilation. The design of the building will encourage residents to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Glazing with photovoltaic glass will help to supply energy to the entire building. The building will be 750 metres high and will have 10 modular layers and 180 storeys, as well as 20,000 square metres of green space.
The building will contain apartments, duplexes, villas, offices, shops and other facilities. As the tower will be located actually in the sea, it is proposed to equip several underwater floors with gyms, spas, meditation centres and hotel rooms.
Access to Vertical City will be by boat or by a semi-submerged bridge for pedestrians, cars and public electric transport. There are also plans to provide helipads on the roof.
Earlier, Saudi Arabia announced the construction of the world’s longest skyscraper called the Mirror Line. The world’s largest structure will consist of two buildings up to 490 metres high each, arranged in parallel, with a total length of 120 km.
The buildings will be connected to each other, and a high-speed train will run beneath them. The project was developed by the American company Morphosis Architects, and will involve at least nine design and engineering companies. Construction is to be carried out in phases.
Source: Arabian Business
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