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Friday, August 29, 2008

ziggurat, dubai, united arab emirates

environmental design firm timelinks have released plans for a new carbon neutral city of the future in dubai
known as 'ziggurat'. inspired by the ancient ziggurats the futuristic pyramid structure spans over an area
of 2.3sq km and will be able to sustain a community of up to 1 million. complexes within the city will take up
less than 10 % of the original land surface, also providing an area for agriculture. the city will be entirely
self sufficient as power will be supplied through steam, wind turbines and natural energy resources.
transport will operate horizontally and vertically through a 360 degree network eliminating the need for cars. from ziggurat, dubai, united arab emirates