Dubai: Dutch developer to build new floating homes
The company will give a Middle East debut to its organic shaped floating residences at Cityscape Global next month
Dutch developer New Living on Water (NLW) is set to launch a new collection of floating homes in Dubai.
The company will give a Middle East debut to its organic shaped floating residences at Cityscape Global next month.
The firm expects regional sales worth $50m over the first 12 months, and at least double that in 2017-18.
While many new projects will be unveiled at Cityscape Global this year, NLW believes it has a star attraction - a combined focus on luxury, privacy, environmental sustainability and renewable energy.
NLW’s managing director and co-owner, Menno de Roos, said: “A lot of people nowadays live in very densely populated areas, and for most of them this is no problem in everyday life. But the need for some privacy and the inner need of being connected to nature has always been with us, and that’s what we’re offering.
“Our newly-developed floating residences guarantee both the privacy and nature that people are looking for, as well as the comfort of being part of a six-star super luxury beachfront resort.”
Roos added: “They were developed for a very small niche-market, and designed with sustainability in mind in order to create mutual respect between humans and environment. Renewable energy sources are used as much as possible.”
The floating homes have been developed by NLW in cooperation with CIG, an industrial conglomerate engaged in shipbuilding, constructional design and production for complex architectural projects and the renewable energy industry worldwide.