THIS IS WHAT THE FLOATING CITY BEING BUILT IN DUBAI WILL LOOK LIKE

THIS IS WHAT THE FLOATING CITY BEING BUILT IN DUBAI WILL LOOK LIKE

When the economy fluctuates abundantly, social, structural and technological progress is almost a natural response. It is therefore not surprising that most of the big high-tech urban projects are coming from the UAE.
Thus, once again, Dubai is preparing for its next big project after the success of the Burj Khalifa: a high-tech floating city with sustainable architectural development.

The project was unveiled by Dubai Properties Group (the developer Dubai Holding) on 24 May. Under the name ‘Downtown Circle’, the construction is expected to be completed in 2023 thanks to an investment of one billion dollars.

 

WHAT WILL THE FLOATING CITY LOOK LIKE?

The design of this marvel of architecture was the responsibility of the ZNera Space studio, a brand that is characterised by eccentric, large-scale figures. On this occasion, they went far beyond what has been conceived so far, proposing a 550-metre city suspended in the air in the form of a ring, supported by functional pillars along its length.

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Downtown Circle promises a 5-level structure to offer its residents a sustainable and sustainable housing, commercial and research proposal that combines luxury, technology and natural beauty. This last element is particularly important, given that there will be a significant concentration of people in a confined space.

WHAT WILL THE FLOATING CITY LOOK LIKE?

It will have a central ring called Skypark, designed to concentrate natural ecosystems with ecological functions such as: rainwater collection, solar energy production, tukif, etc. It will also have a tram for the transport of up to 20 people per capsule at a speed of 100 km/h. An alternative that will allow residents to move around easily and quickly.

 

TOURIST AND ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

Downtown Circle is intended to be Dubai’s new architectural marvel, attracting tourists from all over the world. According to the original plans, it will feature a shopping area, restaurants, various nature parks and marinas.
The Dubai Properties Group says it will be something never seen before in the UAE, a new concept that will mark a before and after in Dubai and the Middle East.

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It is also expected to become the ultimate leisure and entertainment centre for the UAE’s high society. It is not unreasonable to think so, when we take a look at the project’s projections in numbers: 250,000 square metres dedicated to outdoor spaces, more than 100 commercial establishments, plus 60,000 square metres in parks.

 

THE MASTERMINDS BEHIND THE PROJECT

The project has the signature at the bottom of the page of the very same Najmus Chowdry and Nils Remess, co-founders of ZNera Space. According to press statements, the project explores the need for the two architects to go further in the development of skyscrapers that go beyond the expected: a vertical rectangle.

According to Chowdry, the horizontal ringed design of the Downtown Circlie seeks to re-establish gated communities in a horizontal, organic environment. It is also envisioned as an advanced form of civic planning, reducing food waste and other waste.

 

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