A futuristic concept at Cityscape Global


Dutch developer New Living on Water (NLW) recently unveiled its plans for futuristic-looking floating homes concept at Cityscape Global in Dubai.

The floating homes were debuted by the company in the Middle East with the expectations that they will garner regional sales worth $50 million over the first 12 months. Next year, NLW anticipates double-digit sales.   

Every year, many companies from all over the world take part in Cityscape Global to showcase their projects. This year marks the 15th edition of the exhibition. The exhibition was from 6-8 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

What do floating homes consist of?

Based on ‘organic’ circular design and engineered with the latest techniques applied in ship building and construction sector.  According to the official website, NLW’s floating homes have a three-level structure, basement, ground floor and first floor.

The basement level contains a garage with space for six cars, fitness room, cinema, entertainment area and storage places. The ground floor level has four en-suite bedrooms, kitchen, living room and an outdoor space with a pool and stairs leading to the roof light garden. The first floor of the NWL’s floating homes has a dining area and balcony.

Price of floating homes

Individual units have been developed in collaboration with CIG, a Dutch steel and aluminum fabrication company which has created bridge structures for Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.


Although the price of units will depend solely on the size of homes – the model which was launched at Cityscape is priced at $11 million. The model constitutes of 16,000 sq. feet of internal space and 520 sq. feet of outdoor space.

Offering sustainability

According to the NWL, the floating homes will become popular in emirates as they offer luxury, privacy and environmental sustainability with a renewable energy element.

Managing director and co-owner of NWL, Menno de Roos said, “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.”

According to Mr Roos, the floating homes project is an initiative to make people closer to nature.

“A lot of individuals 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 are offering.”

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