June 4, 2009
on the boards: Vlaamse Baaien 2100
The Vlaamse Baaien 2100 is a proposal for a series of new islands along the North sea, extending across the French and Dutch boundaries of the Belgian coast. The island belt when complete will provide protection to the susceptible Belgian coast during storms. These new dune villages or 'duindorpen' will be accessible by boat only and are proposed to house 2-3000 inhabitants and are to be powered by large renewable energy components integrated into the development.
The Vlaamse Baaien 2100 designed by ORG is meant to be a counter-point to the paradigm of the Palm in Dubai: instead of arbitrary geometries, it is based on morphological logic; instead of elite, it is democratic; instead of unsustainable, ecological....
Posted by mad architect at 6:22 AM