Thursday, January 14, 2010

Artificial archipelago «The World»

Artificial archipelago «The World» - an exclusive project in the UAE, where only the really rich people can afford to buy an island or a villa.

Dubai is known not only as a major world metropolis and chic resort city, but also as a place to put into practice the most crazy architectural projects. One such ambitious projects is known as «The World».

Artificial archipelago «The World» is one of the world's largest archipelago, consisting of a collection of artificial islands, equipped luxury villas, fields, golf and many resort areas. Similarly, a project in Dubai is the largest not only in the UAE, but worldwide archipelago of artificial islands Palm Island, which includes the three islands, each of which has the shape of palm trees: Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and the Palm Deira.

«The World» is located in the United Arab Emirates - 4 kilometers from the coast of Dubai and consists of 300 artificial islands. The uniqueness of this project lies in the fact that the shape of the archipelago repeats form the continents and the continents of the globe.

Project is realized by the company Nakheel Properties - one of the largest developers in the world. However, by the idea of creating the archipelago «The World» - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum).

Project «The World» was inaugurated by Sheikh Mohammed in May 2003. Islands have been completed in January 2008, namely: at 8 am on Jan. 10, 2008 was laid the last stone - one of the 34 million tons of stones that were used to construct 28 km of breakwaters surrounding the more than 300 artificial islands that make up the «The World . Islands in the archipelago «The World» vary in their area from 14000 to 42000 square. meters.

This solemn moment marked the completion of the first stage of the project, including the creation of mounds of sand volume of 320 million cubic meters of sand and the creation of breakwaters, the surrounding islands total length of 9 km in length and 7 km wide. The next stage involves the transfer of the islands to developers for the design and construction of infrastructure.

Archipelago «The World», despite the fact that is completely surrounded by water, is designed in an extremely reliable - artificial islands could disappear under the water no earlier than 800 or 4 thousand years old, wrote Prian.Ru with reference to the Arabian Business.

According to Sean Lenegana, adviser on environmental issues the company Nakheel, the island will go under the water no earlier than 800 years. "Over the past hundred years the water level in the Arabian Gulf rose by 12 cm even in a hundred years it will grow in the range of 12 to 50 cm each century," - said Mr. Lenegan. - "We took into account these factors in the construction of our islands and build Palm Jumeirah at a height of 4 meters above sea level.

By January 2008 it was sold for 80% islands, 20 of which were sold during the first four months of 2007. The cost of the islands range from 7 million to 1.8 billion dollars.

One of the islands of the archipelago have bought Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. "According to rumors, star couple is going to realize on the island belonging to the artificial archipelago «The World» environmentally friendly project in order to coerce other people to" greener "lifestyle" - wrote

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