Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Timelinks to unveil mixed use concept at Cityscape

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DUBAI — Timelinks, a environmental design company will unveil a city of the future at the upcoming Cityscape Dubai which takes place at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre from 6-9 October 2008, said a Press release on Monday. The city — Ziggurat project— will be in the shape of a futuristic pyramid which, according to Timelinks, could support an entire community of up to one million people by harnessing the power of nature.

Ridas Matonis, Managing Director of Timelinks, said: "Ziggurat communities can be almost totally self-sufficient energy-wise. Apart from using steam power in the building we will also employ wind turbine technology to harness natural energy resources."

The concept will also mean a better quality of life for the inhabitants. Transport throughout the complex would be connected by an integrated 360 degree network (horizontally and vertically) so cars would be redundant. Biometrics would provide security with facial recognition technology.

Timelinks has already patented the design and technology incorporated into the project and has applied to the European Union for a grant for technical projects.

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