Timelinks is an environmental design company in Dubai, and will unveil their design for a million-person carbon-neutral pyramid city at Cityscape Dubai, October 6-9.
That's a lot of people to fit in a pyramid. That's a lot of businesses too. Its essentially a massive mixed use development in pyramid form with pretty renderings.
Very cool idea and scheme, but where will the homeless people stay? In the hallways and corridors of the pyramid? Where will that much trash go? How long will it take to fully inhabit a million-person compound, and will anyone be willing/able to carry the costs of the construction that long? Say someone had a business and needed 30,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space, would that be available in this? If not, they would have to find that outside of the pyramid, then it simply becomes what the suburbs are now, bedroom communities.
Once its completed and inhabited, what will an architect living there do? The building is done, the city is complete and operational; there's no buildings for us to build. :(