Wonderful Engineering

Italian Designer Unveils Plans Of A Floating Pyramid City

(Source: New Atlas)

Pierpaolo Lazzarini is an Italian designer and has just unveiled ambitious plans for a floating pyramid city powered by solar panels. It is known as the Wayland project and is currently in the concept development stage. The designer hopes to raise the required funds through a crowdfunding campaign so he can begin construction.

The floating pyramid city would consist of pyramid-shaped floating buildings called Waya and are inspired by Mayan and Japanese architecture. The different buildings will serve different purposes with some serving as homes while others would be hotels and cinemas. The largest building would be 30 meters above the water line.

(Source: New Atlas)

The buildings will be made of fiberglass, carbon fiber, and steel. They will be set atop large floating platforms with basements that can be used as underwater bedrooms. They will receive electricity from solar panels and the structures will be moved with motors and will include a marina for boats and other watercraft to moor.

It may just look like a dream or something you see in movies but Lazzarini is very serious about it and says that he needs around $422,600 to build the first Waya module. He is offering people a stay in the module as the part of the crowdfunding campaign where they can secure a place at $1,200 per night.

(Source: New Atlas)

Other benefits include a vote on where Wayaland would be located from a pre-selected list of suitable locations in addition to an invitation to the planned 2022 inauguration. You can check out the video to learn more about Wayaland.