The vision: a 220-suite hotel, off the coast of Dubai, totally submerged in the Persian Gulf. This was Hydropolis, a project conceived in 2006, delayed in 2008, and today nothing more than a pile of blueprints. Here's what could've been:
The plan was always to let humans experience the sea in a totally new way. Immersed, but protected. Among, but not of. Even the architecture hoped to bridge the gap between our oceans and ourselves.