India’s neighboring country is building a rare ‘swimming city’ in the sea, ‘heaven’ thrown into the Indian Ocean – न्यूज़लीड India

India’s neighboring country is building a rare ‘swimming city’ in the sea, ‘heaven’ thrown into the Indian Ocean


Design in a pattern similar to the Brain Coral

India’s neighboring country Maldives is building a ‘floating city’ in the Indian Ocean, which is designed in a similar pattern to the brain coral. In addition to homes, the city will have 5,000 floating objects, including restaurants, shops and schools. Between which there will be canals flowing. The first units will be unveiled this month, and people will start to move to live here in early 2024. According to the report, the entire city will be built by the year 2027.

Why is a 'floating city' being built?

Why is a ‘floating city’ being built?

This project in the Indian Ocean is a joint project between property developer Dutch Docklands and the Government of Maldives. The project is not based on any stormy thinking or futuristic action, but as a practical solution to the harsh reality of rising sea levels. The Maldives archipelago, composed of 1190 low-lying islands, is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change. Eighty percent of its land area is just less than a meter above sea level, and by the end of the century, when sea levels are projected to rise by one meter, tax fears are over that the entire country It will be submerged. Therefore, to survive, Maldives is building a ‘floating city’.

New hope for the people of Maldives

New hope for the people of Maldives

The most important thing about this floating city being built in the sea is that this city can rise as the sea level rises. It is, therefore, a “new hope” for over half a million people in the Maldives. Koen Olthuis, the founder of WaterStudio, who designed the architecture and city of the sea, told CNN that it could “prove that affordable housing on the water, large communities and even ordinary cities.” are safe. They (Maldives) will turn from climate refugees to climate innovators.

hub of floating architecture

hub of floating architecture

Born and raised in the Netherlands, where almost a third of the land is below sea level, Koen Olthuis has spent his entire life close to the water. He said that his mother’s family was a shipbuilder and his father came from a household of architects and engineers, so matching seemed natural to the two. In 2003, Olthuis founded WaterStudio, an architecture firm devoted entirely to building on water. At that time there were signs of climate change, but it was not considered such a big issue that you should build a company with this concept. He said that then the biggest problem was space. Cities were expanding, but suitable land for new urban development was running out.

Now the market of floating architecture has become

Now the market of floating architecture has become

Climate change has threatened the existence of hundreds of fully developed cities in the world, including New York in the US, Shanghai in China and Mumbai in India, creating a huge market for floating architecture. Koen Olthuis, who works on floating architecture, told CNM that, over the past two decades, WaterStudio has designed more than 300 floating homes, offices, schools and health care centers around the world. The Netherlands has become a center of floating architecture, home to floating parks, a floating dairy farm, and a floating office building, which is also the headquarters of the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) as floating architecture. Which focuses on scaling up climate adaptation solutions. Patrick Verkuijn, CEO of GCA, sees floating architecture as both a practical and economically smart solution to rising sea levels.

What is the specialty of 'Floating City'?

What is the specialty of ‘Floating City’?

Through the floating city project, Maldives wants to achieve two of its goals. The first goal is to build a city on the sea for 20 thousand people to live in. Simultaneously other plans have been launched for second target floating cities, such as Oceanix City in Busan, South Korea, and a series of floating islands on the Baltic Sea developed by the Dutch company Blue 21, but none with this scale and time frame. does not compete. The town of WaterStudio is built to captivate locals with its rainbow-hued homes, expansive balconies, and ocean-facing views. People living here will move around on boats, or they can walk, cycle, or ride an electric scooter or buggy on the sandy roads.

cost of houses in floating city

cost of houses in floating city

Male, the capital of the Maldives, is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, with over 200,000 people living in an area of ​​about eight square kilometres. and Prices A variety of homes have been built for living in Hulhumale (a man-made island built nearby to reduce crowds). While a studio home will cost $1.5 million, a family home starts at $250,000.

How was the floating city created?

Modular units are first manufactured at a local shipyard, then transported to a floating city. Once in position, they are attached to a large underwater concrete hull, which meets the seabed on telescopic steel stilts that make it fluctuate slowly with the waves. Along with this, coral reefs have been created to stop the waves rising in the sea, so that, when the people living here are at home, they do not feel that they are present on the seashore.

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