The lowest lake in the world, the Dead Sea, is the long result of thousands and thousands of years of accumulated salts, minerals, and other natural goodies that have flowed downhill, mostly from the Jordan River, and have deposited into the body of water. Through intense amounts of evaporation, hardcore deposits of salt are left behind and even the water exceeds the salt of the ocean by at least ten fold. However, there is an ever growing alarm that has to do with the Dead Sea. Every year, the Dead Sea loses roughly one meter of depth every year and sadly this will spell the demise of the Dead Sea by the year 2050.
There are however people making great strides to bring this issue to light and help preserve one of the most historically significant lakes in the entire world. One of these people is an amazing architect by the name Sumit Singhal. Singhal proposes a truly unique structure be built on the Dead Sea. The structure resembles that of the molecular structure of sea salt, the mascot if you will of the Dead Sea. The structure houses a large lower floor for social lounging and sport activities. The stairs ascend to the top floor where the beautiful panoramic view is inescapable. From the top floor, the idea is to soak in the heavenly views while considering that the entire area of the Dead Sea is extremely fragile. The idea of fragility extends to the bare bones look of the Cristal. Although very structurally sound, the construction plans speak of a structure that is very hollow and not heavily fortified.
The most interesting part of this architectural feat is the fact that it is designed to eventually become entirely encased in a shell of salt. The process of salinization will eventually give the Cristal the look of a light and aery crystal palace positioned right on the water of the Dead Sea.