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Waya – a modular floating city.

27. April 2018

Wayaland is a new offshore living eperience. A self sustainable community, built around the human on the water

Inspired from Maya's architecture and partly from a Japanese temple

The modular Waya pyramid can offer different living and entertainment settings, such hotel, shops, spa, gym, bars or cinema for any purpose. In order to complete the main Waya pyramid, different modules are overlapped on the floating basement, which measures 54 metres x 54 metres in his largest module, extending the surface to about 3000 sqm. The basement holds a large entrance for the boats and the reception to access the rooms, by subdividing his height in ten different floors with a total surface of 6500 sq m, the complete Waya reaches a maximum height of 30 Metres from the waterline. Each Waya module can be coupled with a specific floating basement, creating itself another customized floating building. The energy, provided autonomously from solar panels and water turbines, contribute to power with clean energy all the services and systems of the pyramids, including desalinators which are located in the storage under the main level. In the sub merged part of each floating structure, a large amount of storage space is used for the engines, equipments, generators or additional energy resources. Lazzarini is planning to initialise the building process of Wayaland, while starting a crowdfunding of the smaller two floors module (10m x 10m). Accordingly to the designer, in order to build the first Waya-suite, € 350.000 will be necessary, sum that can be crowdfunded by starting to pre-order the avaliable nights of the year 2022 at € 1000 x night on their website (365 nights = € 365.000).Each contributor will vote, to decide where to rise the first Wayaland in the world. Wayaland will offer a new offshore living eperience, a self sustainable community, built around the human on the water. The floating modules, anchored to keep the position, will be also easily adjustable, while maneuvering with the lower mounted engines. The chassis, composed in part from fiberglass, carbon and steel, will be assembled piece by piece while climbing the structure, after placed the basement, directly in the water. Covered from surfaced solar panels, all the external surfaces of the Waya will be able to store energy from the sun. Each investor/contributor will become a citizen of Waya and will receive the waya passport (an invitation for 2022 inauguration). Lazzarini is looking for investors and contributors from the web in order to start the building of Wayaland.

Images: Courtesy of Lazzarini Design Studio


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