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Collection of rafts + artificial islands (nearly in chronological order):
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Contemporary:
> "future islands"
Maschteich, Hanover/Germany
5 floating gardens in the shape of the world as an "integrated art" project by Joy Lohmann.

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> "Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea"
Another project by artist Swoon and various remarkable collaborators: a flotilla of seven intricately hand crafted vessels that will navigate the stretch of the Hudson River between Troy and the New York harbor
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> "Junk"
A junkraft on it´s way from Los Angeles CA to Hawaii
Floating on pontoons of plastic trash to raise awarness on the pollution of the pacific ocean.
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> "Kulturfloß"
Steinhuder Meer/Germany
multifunctional raft (catamaran) as Jetty and stage for the future-islands,
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> "Floating Island of Immortals"
Located in the North Sea, anchored at the shore of the Belgian town of Knokke, sits an artificial island of stainless steel, glittering and floating in the waves.
The floating rock is the artwork of Chinese sculptor Zhan Wang — an integral part of the ‘Beaufort’ art trail
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> Missrockaway
Mississippi/USA
built 2006 by a group of artists and creatives
Continued the Mississippi adventure in 2007.
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> Island Rooster
Baja California, Mexico
built 2005 by Floating Neutrinos
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> N55-micro-dwellings
Copenhagen, Denmark 2005
London, GB 2006
constructed as low cost movable housing modules, that can also swim
by N55 cooperative
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> Chubu Centrair International Airport, 2005
> Kobe Airport in 2006
both Japan, 2005 + 06
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> Dragon-egg
Rogätz/Elbe - Berlin, Germany
built 2002 by Joy Lohmann and Positive Nett-Works e.V.
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2002 Tour21 - treasure hunt for a positive future

> N55-floating platform and spaceframe
Copenhagen, Denmark
built 2002 by N55 cooperative
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> VILMA B: The Orphanage Raft Project
Mississippi, USA
built 2001 by Floating Neutrinos
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> Spral island
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
built 2000 - 05 by Richie Sowa
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> the future-raft
Hannover, Germany
built 1997 - 2000 by Joy Lohmann and pool.communication
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2000 Exhibit for World fair EXPO2000
> Dragonsfly Banquet
Provincetown/MA - New York City
built 1995-96 by Tim Johnson and Gretchen Neutrino
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> Son of Town Hall
New York City - Atlantik - France
built 1992 - 95 by Floating Neutrinos
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1998 Atlantic Crossing
> Kansai International Airport in Japan,
first airport to be built completely on an artificial island in 1994
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> the eco-raft
Key West/Florida - Newark, USA eastcoast 1992 - 94
built 1989 - 92 by Christopher Bubbles and Klaus Weiland within the CREATE-environmental school program out of 100 % recycled materials.

Thilafushi - Garbage Island
Thilafushi is a manmade island literally made from rubbish — a municipal landfill situated to the west of Malé, located between Kaafu Atoll’s Giraavaru and Gulhifalhu of the Maldives. It’s geographically part of the Vaadhoo channel. As the only island exclusively designated for garbage, waste from the capital Malé is transported to Thilafushi daily, and the island is continually growing.
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> Town Hall
Provincetown/MA - New York City
built 1988-90 by Floating Neutrinos
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> Tigris
Iraq - Djibuti/Africa
built in 1978 by Thor Heyerdahl and bolivian indians
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> Forbes Island
This Disney-like floating home was created at the San Francisco bay in 1975.

After developing his ferro-cement float technique and producing 100 homes on the west coast with it, Forbes Thor Kiddo decided to build his own fantasy dream home and constructed a ferro-cement island complex in SF Bay.
It serves now as a restaurant.

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> Ra I
built 1969 by Thor Heyerdahl and the Burundi tribe/Chad
> Ra II
Chad/Africa - West Indies
built in 1970 by Thor Heyerdahl and bolivian indians
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1970 Atlantic Crossing
> Sealand
a former Sea Fort, occupied in 1967 by Paddy Roy Bates
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> Île Notre-Dame
built 1965 for Expo 67 in Montreal
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Historical:

> Kontiki
Callao/Peru - Island of Raroia/Polynesia
built in 1947 by Thor Heyerdahl
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1947 Pacific Crossing
> Project Habakkuk
finally not built in World War II, small prototype was constructed at Patricia Lake, Alberta
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> Venetian Islands
built 1920 in Miami Beach, Florida
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>Ellis island
built 1892 as immigration port in New York
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> Raft of the Medusa
Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Africa
built in 1816 out of the wreck of the French ship Medusain by Hugues Duroy de Chaumereys
> Dejima
built in 1634 at Nagasaki, Japan
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Ancient:
> Uros floating islands
built on Lake Titikaka, Peru
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> Nan Madol
built from 8th to 12th century near the island of Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
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> Tenochtitlan
Former Mexico City was an artificial island in a small lake
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> Avalon?
the "Isle of the Blessed" is said to be somewhere in the british isles

> Nan Madol
built from 8th to 12th century near the island of Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
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> Crannogs
built 3200-2800 BC in Ireland and Scotland
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> want some more?
Have a look at the Wikipedia list of artificial islands

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