26 Oct 2014

Architecture - Grand Cancun Eco Island

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This concept idea is the brainchild of Architect Richard Moreta Castillo.  The intention is, that this floating city will be constructed in the Caribbean by 2020, that coincides with the 50th anniversary of the foundation of Cancun.  there is so much to say about this construction that we are going to split it through out the post.  Press the images to enlarge them and see the text.  Remember to come out of the enlarged view to see more information below the pictures.


Unlike the Islands constructed in the Middle East, this building will not be built on reclaimed land, that causes environmental disruption and damage, but on stilts, that will promote marine life.

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These are just some of the amenities that are going to be incorporated into this small town, hotels, commercial centres, convention centres, cinemas and a variety of businesses that will provide the ultimate in hospitality.

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This Multifunctional offshore eco-platform will come with the best of luxury resort facilities, but also the best in renewable resources that will include: Solar energy with a multitude of Solar Panels,  Wind Turbines, Tidal and Wave energy collectors.  It is estimated that this small island will produce more electricity than it uses, that will enable it, to feedback it to the mainland.  A rainwater collection system coupled with a small desalination plant, will allow Grand Cancun to produce all the water it needs.

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The Grand Cancun will produce a Zero Carbon Footprint and will not be a passive system that relies on the resources around it, it will actively start removing pollutants from the the sea by collecting floating solids and hydrocarbons. Becoming an asset for the sea around the Gulf of Mexico.

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We really hope that they manage to achieve all the goals they have set out for themselves.  This will be good for the project and will assure more environmentally friendly construction projects like this.  Have a look at the last picture for more stats.

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