I think it is a kind of consensus that the concept of landfill is reaching its limits on most of the global coastlines for a variety of reasons.
• Ambient concern and regulation
• Sand lack | imported sand | singapore sandwars | liquid real estate |
• Exponential cost increase with water depth - exceeding the cost of floating structures at many sites already.
• Setting and erosion problems where the concept is pushed to its limits
• Lack of shallow areas that are suitable for landfill projects
Postulate: We may have reached the point where it becomes equally feasible and economic to build a floating structure instead of landfill in most cases of coastal development. The concept of landfill in general is reaching its limits .
Postulate: The concept that will replace landfill projects in a near future is floating structures, and the future is here today. Other than landfill floating structures are not on their limit what we see today is merely the biginning of the next BIG THING TO COME in real estate.
Picture 1 | Going from landfill to floating structures means basicly this - for the real estate developer. Hopping into a new aquarium full of unlimited possibilities much less competed.
Picture 2 | A oceanic infrastructure hub like | Khalifa | 7,2 billion investment | might be better designed as a floating structure instead of landfill …
Picture 3 | Japan is planning for floating airports already…
Picture 4 | floating construction site | no shipyard needed |
P.K Mehta might be right after all... the 21st century will be dominated by concrete sea structures... a monster real estate paradigm shift is comming...what we see in Dubai, Monaco and Singapore is the tip of the emerging iceberg.
| Real Estate Paradigm Shift | oceanic business alliance | oceanic real estate | floating real estate | |
• Who will be the drivers, the investors, the key players, in this business opportunity…