The Ziggurat Project
10 Mar 2009
Timelinks, an innovative environmental design company based in Dubai, have recently unveiled their vision of a city of the future’ at the 2008 Cityscape Dubai exhibition.
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Timelinks, an innovative environmental design company based in Dubai, have recently unveiled their vision of a city of the future’ at the 2008 Cityscape Dubai exhibition. The Ziggurat project, named after the pyramidical stepped structures of ancient Mesopotamia, will harness the power of nature to support a community of up to one million people.
Timelinks Managing Director, Ridas Matonis, said: ‘A Ziggurat community can be almost completely self-sufficient energy wise. Apart from steam power, we will also use wind turbine technology to harness natural energy resources.’
The concept will also mean a better quality of life for the inhabitants. This will be a city where people, nature and modern technology unite to harmonise family, work and entertainment. It will feature parks, pools, water channels and lakes, with climate zones that get cooler at higher levels. Huge greenhouses will hydroponically grow fruit and vegetables, providing a fresh food supply for the entire population. Transport throughout the complex would be connected by an integrated 360 degree network, so cars would be redundant.
According to the International Institute for the Urban Environment, all of the engineering solutions incorporated into the project make it a viable metropolis and Timelinks have recently responded by patenting the design and technology.
Contact: TimeLinks, PO Box 30841,
Level 41, Emirates Towers,
Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 3197 778
Zigguratñ1. Photo: © Timelinks
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