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It looks like a cross between Noah's Ark and something out of a 1970s science-fiction film. The futuristic Ark Hotel has been designed to withstand floods caused by rising sea levels. The floating behemoth is a 'biosphere' conceived as a safe, self-contained haven in case of disaster.
Boasting a green, self-sustaining environment for guests, the shell-shaped hotel would withstand tidal waves and other natural disasters. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...[/ex ]
Eco-zone: The Ark has been designed by Russian firm Remistudio with the assistance of the International Union of Architects' program Architecture For Disaster Relief Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...[/ex ]
The article is a bit pappy with no information regarding number of inhabitants, costs, time a community could be entirely supported for etc etc. If anyone else has come across this or something similar would love more information.
Good to see the 21st Century still has the capacity for sensible future thought.
Also anybody got any thoughts as to whether this would work in really extreme conditions like the Arctic?
edit on 11-1-2011 by spacedonk because: (no reason given)