In Abu Dhabi, architects are reclaiming land from the ocean and building on the existing islands there. In Bulgaria, while pumping out the water, they discovered a town that was built centuries ago.
The ancient city of Seuthopolis was discovered in 1948, but only six years later was submerged after a dam was destroyed. Now the town is being reclaimed as a part of a massive government project.
Implications - Projects like this one help draw attention to causes that have gone relatively unnoticed within the press. A company's ability to advocate for worthwhile causes helps give off an aura of social responsibility while also drawing attention to the company itself.
Bulgarian Government is Saving Seuthopolis
1. Ocean Reclamation - The trend of reclaiming land from the ocean for construction purposes presents disruptive innovation opportunities in architecture and coastal development.
2. Discovering Ancient Cities - The trend of discovering ancient cities during construction projects presents disruptive innovation opportunities in archaeology and historical preservation.
3. Government-led Reclamation Projects - The trend of government-led reclamation projects presents disruptive innovation opportunities in urban planning and infrastructure development.
1. Architecture - The architecture industry can explore innovative techniques and designs for constructing on reclaimed land from the ocean.
2. Archaeology - The field of archaeology can leverage construction projects to uncover and study ancient cities that have been submerged or forgotten.
3. Urban Planning - The urban planning industry can participate in government-led reclamation projects to create sustainable and inclusive cities on previously submerged areas.