Pier Paolo Lazzarini I really like. In the panorama of visionaries who show grandiose ideas to anticipate the future, he is the one who knows how to "get his hands dirty" with true, real, as well as futuristic projects. Because of this I talk about it often and willingly on this blog. This time, however, he went beyond the limits of imagination by proposing an entire floating city, a terayacht twice the size of the Colosseum.
Pangeos, this is its name, redefines the concept of traveling entertainment. Imagine taking entire hotels, shopping malls, parks, ports and airports on a cruise: 60.000 inhabitants around the planet.
Why is it called that?
The name Pangeos derives from the supercontinent Pangea, which during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic constituted the mass of the emerged lands of our planet. The terayacht's inspiration is clear: if built, it would be the largest structure in the world ever built, with its 550 meters (1.800 feet) by 610 meters (2.000 feet) at its widest point: the wings.
How the Pangeos terayacht is made
With 30 meters of draft, Pierpaolo Lazzarini's gigantic hull is made up of 9 different prows and divided into several areas. It starts from the entrance of the port area to the main square, which extends in a wide row of terraced villas, apartments, offices and terraces, with an upper area prepared for the landing of various aircraft. In the lower space, 30.000 watertight compartments ensure sinking-proof stability for this gigantic terayacht which, driven by 9 HTS 16.800 horsepower electric motors, will be able to go at a speed of 5 knots.
During navigation, the large tortoiseshell-like wings will draw wave energy and contribute (with solar panels distributed over the entire surface) to emission-free navigation.
The largest structure in the world
As I told you about Lazzarini: big dreams, but with a grain of salt. The cost of building this terayacht would be monstrous: around 8 billion dollars. And it would take 8 years to complete (one less than the Colosseum, to stay on topic).
To try to daydream, the designer launched a crowdfunding initiative on the official page of the project. It is possible to buy properties (virtual for now, such as NFT) on Pangeos, and the purchase will have deposit value in the case of a future real construction.
Waiting for the next lucid dream.