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Urban Planet: HavvAda

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Urban Planet is a daily roundup of blogs from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments. We’ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues.

Behold, HavvAda – designer Dror Benshetrit’s answer for what to do with a billion cubic meters of dirt. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has proposed the construction of the Istanbul Canal. Of course, carving out this canal will produce a lot of displaced earth, so Erdoğan put out the call for creative ideas for what to do with it. The result, HavvAda, is a man-made island community off the coast of Istanbul, Turkey. Each of the six hills pictured above would be supported by a geodesic dome. Benshetrit emphasizes that the plan is more of a vision that an actionable idea. (Fast Company)

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