Denmark Is Building Nine Gigantic Artificial Islands

Authorities in Denmark plan to build nine artificial islands off the coast of Copenhagen with a total area of more than 3 million square meters. The hope is that the new islands, which will be called “Holmene,” will become a futuristic hub for sustainable business and commerce. The artificial islands will be built with surplus soil from construction projects in the area. The vast undertaking is scheduled to kick off in 2022, with the first island being operational in about six years. On the current schedule, the entire project will be completed around 2040. The project will be built with reefs and islets to support wildlife, along with wind turbines for power generation. Architectural consultant Arne Cermak Nielsen, who’s working on the project with firm Urban Power, says that “the islands can be thematically developed, leaving the best conditions for the innovative industry and research within green tech, bio tech, life science and future yet unknown sectors.” - -



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