Dutch consulting engineer Royal Haskoning has been chosen to design an artificial island in Vietnam.
Taking the form of a lotus flower, Vietnam’s national plant, the project will be located on the southeast coast of Phu Quoc Island in the Gulf of Thailand.
The island will be part of a larger waterfront and coastal development by Vietnam’s TTC Land Estate Investment Group.
Royal Haskoning is tasked with the design of the land reclamation, breakwater, beaches and revetments, and will undertake a water quality study to ensure the island is sustainable and climate proof.
The firm said the island would "boost tourism to Phu Quoc and benefit the local economy by providing jobs and business opportunities".
Royal Haskoning was previously involved in the design of Palm Island in Dubai.
Image courtesy of Royal Haskoning