Cedar Island, Lebanon: Learning from Dubai?

In my earlier posting “Hotel Barcelona”  I mention a coastal high-rise hotel that resembles the Burj al Arab Hotel in Dubai.

Well, here’s a Lebanese Cedar artificial island project inspired by Dubai’s Palms. I guess this is one way to make use of the tons and tons of rubble resulting from the disastrous Israeli bombardment of Lebanon two years ago.

Which raises the question: what sort of tree-island might eventually result from the recent–and seemingly ongoing–bombardment of Gaza? An Olive tree? No, somehow I don’t think so. Just one more reason (out of thousands that are much more important) the Israeli governent’s insanity must cease.

(Thanks to the lovely Darine Choueri for forwarding the image)

About Rafael Gomez-Moriana

I am an architect, writer and educator. rafagomo.com chronicles my architectural making, writing, teaching and curating activity, while criticalista.com is an archive of my writings as well as a platform for venting personal rants and observations. I studied architecture at the University of Waterloo (Canada) and at the Berlage Institute (the Netherlands). I direct the University of Calgary’s architecture term-abroad program in Barcelona and teach at CIEE, and have previously taught in the Metropolis Masters Program in Architecture and Urban Culture as well as at Carleton University and the University of Manitoba.

One comment

  1. JHF

    Looks eerily like a mushroom cloud, an image I’m sure they’re not quick to associate with.-James

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