The Dutch Docklands has unveiled the first real-life picture of one of the houses in the Maldives Floating City project.
Bison Maldives Private Limited was contracted by the Dutch Docklands to develop the first houses of the Maldives Floating City project on February 9 and the construction of the first model house was completed in the same month.
Speaking to PSM News, Consultant Ibrahim Riyaz said that heavy rain has prevented the homes from being shown to the public. He said the model houses were built on the lagoon of an island 45 minutes away from the floating city development area. He said that the model will include a road with houses and trees on both sides, adding that individuals interested can sign up for the public viewing online and that transportation will be provided by the contractor.
Additionally, Riyaz said the weather has reportedly cleared and the houses will be moved to the development area next week and will be opened to the public within three days. In addition, he said the houses will be stabilised using anchors and will not be affected by the weather after the installation.
The Maldives Floating City project is the first of its kind to ever be developed in the world. The city will span a lagoon of 200 hectares, comprising various establishments such as residences, shops, and hospitals. All of the establishments will be designed and developed to float on shallow water. The project is expected to cost about USD1 billion.