Tulip Island – Design a Polder

Arnoud van den Heuvel
November 5th 2007

A proposal to gain 600.000 m2 of land near the Dutch coast recently came from the CDA (Dutch Christian-Democratic political party). The idea is to create a tulip-shaped island that will provide agricultural space, clean energy, a new national airport and protect the current coastline all at once. The proposal must be seen as a teaser to market the idea of creating such an island. However it is not entirely unthinkable that it may become realized; Dutch contractors already built a Palm-shaped island located off the Deira coast of Dubai.

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Posted 13/01/2008 – 17:32

hmmm, I don't know. Would this help if the sea rises 6 meters, as projected in inconvenient truth?

Planet Apex
Posted 11/01/2008 – 15:06

Wow, it will be a amazing island, I personally like the idea of a island in Netherlands shape

Posted 18/12/2007 – 07:03

Here is a reuters item about the Dutch Tulip Island.
SOUNDBITE: Joop Atsma, Christian Democrat MP, saying (Dutch):
"Our dykes need to be higher and our dunes must be fortified anyway, so I think that by working immediately on reclaiming new land, maybe you can also protect it against the sea, and develop two projects at the same time."

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