Arcology is a term that is becoming more and more prominent in the world today. For the benefit of those who are unaware of this term, Arcology, which originates predominantly from science fiction, is a term that was coined by Paolo Soleri, an architect, to refer to an architectural design that is suitable for highly densely populated areas. Such Arcologies are often designed to be self-sufficient systems that mimic natural ecosystems, with minimum impact on the environment. While such arcologies are often resigned to the use of science fiction, readers may be intrigued to discover that the proposed Ziggurat Pyramid in the Emirate of Dubai is actually an arcology, a self-sustainable superstructure that has been inspired as a response to environmental degradation due to human habitation. The design of the Ziggurat project is also of immense interest for it draws inspiration from the great pyramids of Egypt, designed and constructed over five thousand years ago. It is truly an iconic attraction & subsequent to its construction, an engineering marvel in Dubai. Retreats & Resorts in the country such as the renowned PER AQUUM Desert Palm are usually awe-inspiringly beautiful and every travellers dream, however now, tourists have more to look forward to when visiting the futuristic city.
It is a prime example of how modern day architects and scientists are able to appropriate ancient systems and re-design them with modern technology to suit the needs of the present day. While this ‘city within a city’ is still in its initial stages, there are a large number of attractions that can visited by tourists such as Burj Khalifa, The World Islands, the Dubai Marina and Burj Al Arab.
While each of these attractions is considered unique achievements by the Emirate, it is the Ziggurat Pyramid project that is projected to be the most iconic in the region. Its successful construction will undoubtedly revolutionise the lifestyle of humans across the globe and has long term, far reaching ramifications for the environment as well.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.