Waterstudio.NL’s Floating Star Shaped Resort Islands for the Maldives | Inhabitat

The tiny island nation of the Maldives is under serious threat from rising sea levels caused by climate change. No part of the 1200 islands which make up the Maldives is more than six feet above sea level, so as sea-levels rise as they will if rampant climate change is not stopped, the entire nation will be under water. Because of this, the Maldives government is pulling out all the stops in the fight against climate change. Not only has the entire country gone carbon neutral, educated all of their children in environmental science and furiously built retaining walls around every island, but the government is buying up land in nearby nations as a place to retreat to when the Maldives disappears. Now it appears that the intrepid Maldivians have come up with a new strategy to fight the rising tide: creating mini floating islands!

The Maldives government and Dutch Docklands/Dutch Watervalley just signed an agreement today to develop several floating facilities for the islands, including a convention center and golf courses. Designed by architect Koen Olthuis of Waterstudio.NL, the people who brought you the Citadel floating apartment complex and these amazing floating homes, the renderings for the amphibious mini-cities appear depict star-shaped, tiered islands with indoor spaces hidden under lush green-roof terraces, complete with interior pools and beaches.

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One Response to “Waterstudio.NL’s Floating Star Shaped Resort Islands for the Maldives | Inhabitat”

  1. […] Islas flotantes para Maldivas Posted 23/03/2010 Filed under: General | as Maldivas están amenazadas por la subida del nivel del mar provocada por el cambio climático.  Este archipiélago está compuesto por 1200 islas cuyo punto más alto tiene 6 metros de altura.  El gobierno está comprando tierras en naciones vecinas para cuando llegue el momento de abandonarlas, pero también están intentado llevar a la realidad esta idea de isla flotante.En colaboración con el gobierno holandés se están desarrollando varios proyectos que incluyen un centro de convenciones y un campo de golf.  El arquitecto Koen Olthuis de Waterstudio.NL ha diseñado este complejo con casas flotantes. La isla articulada en varios niveles tiene espacios interiores verdes, pisicinas y playas. nuknuk7.wordpress.comallpe.com  […]

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