Okay this is a strange story: Turkish administratives thinking about to add a second canal to the city of Istanbul, which would result in one billion cubic meters of soil. This is a massive amount and therefore the developers requested a concept by New York designer Dror Benshetrit, which should transform the big amount of soil into an innovative off-shore project! After six months of developing Benshetrit came up with an impressive solution of an island measuring 3km in diameter.
“The lush island is bordered by 6 uniquely sized hills that surround the downtown center of the land. Each hill up rises on top of a mega geodesic dome that supports hillside residences and a community life at the center.”
All six micro-centers produce more energy than they consume and each hill represents either education, entertainment, health, sport facilities or business districts. The vision of the designers sounds quite ambitious but I doubt that this is financeable at the moment - but let’s see. More project details can be found here!