Rem Koolhaas’s Office for Metropolitan Architecture has great plans for the North Sea. Commissioned by the Netherlands Society for Nature and the Environment, Zeekracht (sea power) is a project that comprises of a ring of wind farms centered around the Netherlands that may one day produce all the electricity for Dutch households - and possibly as much energy as the Persian Gulf. OMA’s Zeekracht will link a number of wind farms in the area that, due to shallow waters and high winds is ideal real estate for large-scale wind farming.
The wind parks will also protect sea life by disallowing large scale fishing in the area.
“With its history, its ingenuity, its collective spirit, and its optimal geography, the Netherlands is poised to play a leading role in the development of the North Sea. Through policy and action, it could demonstrate the potential of individuals and nations to build towards a highly productive, cooperative and sustainable future – on land and sea.” -OMA