The Waterfront City in Dubai designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas for Nakheel (the biggest developers in the United Arab Emirates). This new city will be built on 1.5-billion-square-foot of artificial island.
In Dubai Mr. Koolhaas and his Office for Metropolitan Architecture seem at first glance to have simply combined the two concepts, creating a hybrid of the generic and the fantastic. The core of the development would be the island, which would be divided into 25 identical blocks. Neat rows of towers — some tall and slender, others short and squat, depending on the zoning — line the blocks, as if a fragment of Manhattan had been removed with a scalpel and reinserted in the Middle East.