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Artificial islands are the islands that are created by human active construction rather than natural formation.
created by expanding existing islets, construction on existing reefs, or amalgamating several natural islets into a bigger island.
In modern times artificial islands are usually formed by land reclamation
Artificial islands may vary widely in scale, from small islets reclaimed solely for supporting a single pillar of a building or structure, to those which support entire communities.
Creating an artificial island is an expensive and risky undertaking. It is often considered in places that are densely populated and flat land is scarce
DURRAT AL BAHRAIN Artificial island project in Bahrain located in and around the azure waters of the southern Bahrain seas, similar to the Palm islands in Dubai. SOME ARTIFICIAL ISLANDS: THE WORLD The World one of the several artificial island projects in Dubai is a man made group of 300 islands created in the shape of the continent . X-SEED 4000 it is designed to be located in the Tokyo harbor, will not only be the most populated artificial island, it will also be by far the tallest sky-scraper in the world as a self contained high rise city.
ODAIBA-DAIBA In Tokyo bay, Japan across the rainbow bridge from central Tokyo . PEARL QATAR in Doha, resemble a string of pearls. Supports residential precincts including 3 luxury hotels& 3 marinas. And 700 boats in the Riviera Arabia themed districts PEBERHOLM , a small artificial island located in the Danish part of Oresund connecting Denmark with Sweden. FEDERATION ISLANDS located off the coast Of So chi, Russia is planned to get started at the beginning of 2009 & end in 2014. it will house 25000 people In apartments and villas.
KOBE ISLAND is a 3 rd class airport on an artificial island just off the coast of Kobe Japan. it primarily handles domestic flights . WILLINGTON ISLANDS Willington Island is the home of the mod ern port that serves Kochi in Kerala, India.
RUBBISH ISLANDS This is an island in Maldives, a tiny island nation south west of Sri Lanka .
Thilafushi Garbage isl and , Maldives literally made from rubbish.
Palm Islands, Dubai-
one of the most ambitious real-estate developments on earth
Constructed by Nakheel properties
Located off the coast of the Arab Emirates in the Persian gulf
They add 520 km of beaches to the city.
Palm islands consist of 3 islands:
Construction and Infrastructures:
Constructed by land reclamation and deposition of sand dredged from the bottom of the Persian Gulf
Islands are palm tree shaped, , topped with a crescent
first two islands comprise approximately 100 million cubic meters of rock and sand, while Palm Deira is composed of 1 billion cubic meters of rock and sand
a large number of residential, leisure and entertainment centers, including over 100 luxury hotels, exclusive residential beach side villas and apartments, marinas, water theme parks, restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities and health spas
The Palm Trilogy:
Palm Jebel Ali :-
the middle-sized island of the three
caters to both residents and tourists
entertainment destination for both adults and children
consists of a trunk, a crown with 17 fronds, and a surrounding crescent island that forms an 11 kilometer-long breakwater
4,000 residences with a combination of villas and apartments
The largest and the last of Dubai's inspiring palm-shaped islands
Deira will house 8000 villas apart from a number of amenities
With the construction of the Palm Islands Dubai is a more sought-after tourist destination than ever before.
Beach problem solved, originally it was 72 kms
Real estates sector coming up
Oil deposits to be over by 2060
Threat to marine ecology- Construction activity is damaging the marine habitat, burying coral reefs, oyster beds and subterranean fields of sea grass, threatening local marine species as well as other species dependent on them for food
Profound underwater changes- As a result of the dredging and redepositing of sand for the construction of the islands, the typically crystalline waters of the gulf of Dubai have become severely clouded with silt