From the Dean Website: -- "Restaurants, shops, school, sports facilities, health spa and a hotel are all part of the infrastructure. There will also be a bio-dome maintaining a constant temperature so villagers can grow their own produce right through the winter as well as a recreational area with a chlorine free pool for children and adults. There will be the latest 'living machine' technology for dealing with waste. Advanced smart house technology and the very latest alternative energy to generate the power requirements. All designed to provide improvements to the quality of life for all the community".
"The curvilinear nature of Dean's buildings utilises new and unconventional construction techniques, including the use of sprayed gunnite cement, rarely used for domestic dwellings but ideal for this type of earth sheltered architecture".
Un-tinted Gunnite cement is commonly used to make outdoor zoo displays, industrial tanks, wastewater lagoons, waterparks, and below ground swimming pools. Its basically sprayed concrete that can go on any surface type, sticking uniformly and well to most any shape. The curvilinear gunnite covered building has high potential to stand up to natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, and hurricances. Perfect for Tornado Alley or coastal areas threatened by tropical storms.
by: John Laumer