Designed by Rome-based Lazzarini Design Studio, the eye-catching turtle-shaped world's largest floating city in Saudi Arabia has caused quite a stir online, with its new and revolutionary style. SURFACES REPORTER (SR) uncovers here all the important facts you should know about this city. Scoll down to read:
1. This concepts marks the most ambitious floating city to date. Taking its cues from the ancient supercontinent Pangea, it is modelled after the Pangeos- a remarkable image of a gigantic tortoise. This colossal city could provide shelter for up to 60,000 people and would be like an extension of land on water!
2. The term "terayacht" may seem like an exaggeration, however, it does exist. These vessels are larger than mega, super, and Giga yachts and have an extra purpose as a floating city. The city will be able to provide accommodation for up to 60,000 visitors, offering shopping venues, parks, and air and sea ports. Lazzarini is aiming to finance the development of the project through NFT-based crowdfunding.
3. Lazzarini and Pangeos have estimated that the cost of building their terayacht, named after the prehistoric supercontinent, will be roughly estimated at $8 billion (around ?65,000 crores). The enormous vessel will have dimensions of 1,800 feet in length and 2,000 feet in width.
4. The team behind the terayacht have carefully chosen Saudi Arabia as the ideal location for such an immense undertaking. This will involve excavating an area of around one square kilometre of sea and constructing a circular dam. The final site chosen was King Abdullah Port, as it fulfils their requirements for the project.
5. Pangeos was designed with a steel hull measuring 550 meters (1,800 feet)long and 610 meters (2,000 feet) across in the wings. Constructed from 30,000 cluster bulkheads, this hull not only ensured the ship's buoyancy but also allowed for it to accommodate the vast number of passengers and wide range of cargo needed for its journey.
6. Pangeos is setting the bar high with 9HTS engines that provide 16,800 horsepower, allowing it to move at a speed of 5 knots (5.7 mph/9.2 kph). Thanks to its virtually inexhaustible green energy resources, Pangeos will be able to sail around the world uninterruptedly. Its solar panels-covered roof provides it with the necessary power to become a continuously moving destination without emissions, offering an aspirational image of an ideal and pristine future.
7. It boasts electric vehicle ports, helipads and hangars, as well as marinas and gorgeous gardens. There will also be plenty of amenities like sports fields, health care centers, pools, internal transportation infrastructure and shopping malls.
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