The future has arrived, and it resembles a multibillion-pound turtle.
Lazzarini, an Italian design studio, has proposed plans for a floating, turtle-shaped city that will feature shopping malls, hotels, parks, and a plane runway that will all be powered by solar energy.
The floating city, dubbed a ‘terayacht’ and named Pangeos, would take eight years to build and cost an eye-watering £6.8 billion.
Pangeos would be a massive 1,800ft long and 2,000ft wide, making it the largest floating structure ever built if construction went ahead.
According to Lazzarini, in order for the concept to be realised, an enormous shipyard would have to be built, and funds for Pangeos would be raised during an NFT-related crowdfunding period.
“The virtual spaces of the watercraft can also be purchased under an NFT collection, and users will be able to collect certain content and access in the virtual properties with their credentials,” the design firm explained.
If Pangeos is built, virtual property credentials will also serve as property deposits.
“A Terayacht requires a Terashipyard: the conception of a similar sized vessel involves the realisation of a specific shipyard/dam infrastructure that floods to levitate the terayacht when it is launched,” Lazzarini added.
Terashipyard infrastructure is envisioned to be 650 metres wide and 600 metres long, with direct access to the sea.”
Pangeos’ massive hull will be divided into a few different blocks and will have nine different bows.
“Pushing from a jet drive transmission, the tera-structure will be able to cruise at a speed of five knots,” Lazzarini explained.
“Furthermore, the rooftop area is lined with solar panels, which provide part of the necessary clean energy to power the terayacht.” “Furthermore, the rooftop area is lined with solar panels, which provide part of the necessary clean energy to power the terayacht.”
Pangeos’ accommodations will include not only apartments, houses, and’super villas,’ but also royal palaces.
“The terayacht proposal takes its name from Pangea, the supercontinent that existed millions of years ago during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras,” Lazzarini explained.
If built, the turtle-shaped vessel will be the world’s largest floating structure.”
Lazzarini’s concept wowed social media users, with one person exclaiming, “Wow!”