March 7, 2011
If the world’s best footballers got together, you’d expect to see a great game of football. If the world’s super models got together to pose for a photograph, you would expect to have an extremely photogenic and beautiful image, and when ten of the world’s best architects are brought together to co-design a structure on an empty plot, you would expect something spectacular to be constructed. Well expect no longer, as ten superstar architects are teaming up to design BOOM, a sprawling sustainable community, with eight unique neighborhoods, a boutique hotel, shopping malls and night clubs, all to be located just outside of Palm Springs, with a highly desirable ecologically-soundness being at its core.
This 100-acre eco-friendly development is an entirely revolutionary way of rethinking desert residential design. Ten world-renowned architects, including SADAR & VUGAR, LOT-EK, Diller Scofidio& Renfo and J.Mayer H. Architects, have been asked to contribute to assist in the designing of the new ‘eco-city’, which will include more than 300 private residences in eight different neighborhoods and an entertainment complex including bars, shops, restaurants and a hotel with a state-of-the-art gym and spa.
Although what makes this new desert ‘ecotecture’ particularly impressive, is its sustainability and its commitment to connect modern architecture with an eco-friendliness which we are beginning to recognize as a means of preventing the planet spiraling into an otherwise inevitable demise.
Although the design and planning is under way for this environmentally-friendly desert-cityscape, BOOM Communities is not expected to begin construction until 2012. The residential community, of which ecological-awareness is a central pillar, is estimated to cost $250 million.