What if hotel islands could protect the coast?


Luca Curci Architects designed a concept for a megalopolis in the Persian Gulf based on “Organic Cities.”

Part of the design included “moons” — hotels and apartments in the water. They are crescent-shaped, which allows them to form a beach inside the crescent as the waves bring in sand and sediment. They look like coves in the middle of the water.

Line up a few of these off the coast, and they can act as barrier islands. Plus, they look cool.

The hotels could also give Louisiana a French Riviera of the South. And, the residences could include fishing camps. They would protect the coast and provide a source of revenue.

They are added to the Science Future Map.