Alstom Marine and architect Jean-Philippe Zoppini announced an amazing futuristic project called AZ Island. The project is to build a high-tech, artificial island capable of movement. It will be 400 meters long by 300 meters wide, with 29 floors, an area equivalent to 4 football fields and will welcome up to 10,000 passengers. The ovoid island's shape and size will limit its speed, and because the island will be too large to berth, a boat or helicopter will be needed to access the cabins: a landing pad and marina have been planned. AZ Island will be able to withstand 20-meter-high waves and hurricanes.
The kicker is that the project dates back to 2002. Interestingly, it is circulating around the blogosphere this week.
The AZ Island Megaship (Flashback)
1. Floating Megaships - Opportunity to explore the development of high-tech, artificial islands capable of movement, offering unique experiences for passengers.
2. Mobile Accommodations - Potential to create innovative solutions for accessing cabins on large floating islands, such as utilizing boats or helicopters for entry.
3. Extreme Weather Resilience - Opportunity to develop technologies to ensure the stability and safety of large floating islands, withstanding high waves and hurricanes.
1. Hospitality - Investment potential in creating luxurious accommodations and amenities on floating islands to appeal to high-end travelers.
2. Transportation - Opportunity to provide transportation services for accessing and navigating large floating islands, such as boat and helicopter services.
3. Engineering - Innovation potential in designing and constructing floating islands capable of withstanding extreme weather conditions and maintaining stability.