pierpaolo lazzarini envisions wayaland, a floating city made of modular pyramids that offers different living and entertainment facilities including hotels, shops, spas, gyms, bars and cinemas. completed with solar panels and water turbines for energy supply, the project aims to provide a new offshore living experience within a self-sustainable community.

floating city of modular, eco-friendly pyramids is now enrolling citizens
all images courtesy of lazzarini design 

 

 

the main waya pyramid comprises different modules that overlap on a floating 54 by 54-meter basement, offering a total surface of about 3000 m2. the basement includes a large entrance for boats and a reception, while the part of each module submerged underwater stores engines, equipment, additional energy sources and generators. dividing the height in ten different floors with a total surface of 6500 m2, the complete waya reaches a maximum height of 30 meters from the waterline.

 

floating city of modular, eco-friendly pyramids is now enrolling citizens
the waya hotel

 

 

lazzarini has launched a crowdfunding campaign to initialize the building process of wayaland with the smaller, two-floor module (10m x 10m). accordingly to the designer, 350.000 euros are required to build the first waya suite, a sum he plans to source from offering the possibility to pre-book available nights for 2022 at 1000 euros per night. each investor will become a citizen of wayaland and will receive the waya passport (an invitation for 2022 inauguration).

floating city of modular, eco-friendly pyramids is now enrolling citizens
each contributor will vote to decide where the first wayaland will be constructed

floating city of modular, eco-friendly pyramids is now enrolling citizens
the waya suite

floating city of modular, eco-friendly pyramids is now enrolling citizens
the rooms

floating city of modular, eco-friendly pyramids is now enrolling citizens
waya interior

floating city of modular, eco-friendly pyramids is now enrolling citizens
the floating modules are anchored into position which can also be easily adjustable by maneuvering the lower mounted engines

floating city of modular, eco-friendly pyramids is now enrolling citizens
suite interior

floating city of modular, eco-friendly pyramids is now enrolling citizens
villa’s garage

floating city of modular, eco-friendly pyramids is now enrolling citizens
the chassis is composed in part from fiberglass, carbon and steel, will be assembled piece by piece

floating city of modular, eco-friendly pyramids is now enrolling citizens
waya dual module

floating city of modular, eco-friendly pyramids is now enrolling citizens
technical drawing

 

 

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edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom

  • A lot of time and effort to end up with unattractive shapes.

    Jim

    JimCan says:
  • cool

    EltonB says:
  • Projects like these completely dilute the meaning of the word “ecological”.

    Yannick says:
  • The most delicate, elegant and practical design I’ve seen so far.
    From this day on, my definitive wish-to-live house.

    Javier Gogorza says:
  • More useless stuff for rich people. It looks like a money laundry to me. Dark and disturbing business will be made inside those walls (gambling, hookers, banking and stock exchange especulation, etc… I´ve seen too much of this in Ibiza: a ghetto island for greedy people from everywhere, this wouldn´t be different. Elysium (2013) alike. Will be there a cancer-healing machine as well? 😉

    Tumbaburros says:
  • Agree with JimCan. Modularity doesn’t have to consist of a perfect geometric shape, but if you’re going that route – choose aesthetically pleasing geometry. These pyramid forms look horrid.

    Josh says:
  • The savages are out in force. Limited thinking.

    Jim R. says:
  • Past: 19th Century -Karl Marx thoughts of the perfect society;
    Post-Past: 20th Century
    Future: 21st Century ‘Utopia’ perfect society on water; 2022 *inauguration
    {designboom} https://www.smileysapp.com/emojis/fingers-crossed-emoji.png

    Grgy Jnr says:
  • Sounds like a lot of commenters are bitter – perhaps they’re not successful enough to consider something like this.

    This is the most interesting breakthrough in architecture and living I have seen in 30 years, since the time of the geodesic domes and Buckminster Fuller. Bravo!

    California Man says:
  • Excellent concept. The pyramid concept is better than Yurts.

    Tammy Cook says:
  • They already have built those drone crafts and those little boats you see. I see this idea happening, and yes the ones with money will have one, I’ll take two myself.

    Chris Michon says:
  • Well, sounds like “we f***** the whole world, we stole their money, we got commisions out of nowhere, we frivolized politics, we messed with their education and we practicaly rule the world so let´s go where nobody could come after us” – As my father says “nobody gets rich being a good person and most of them have made something more than questionable”. According to this i guess what kind of people is going to be living there, and according to my experience since this people are also my client profile… well, let´s just say i have seen better designs by amazing architects and engineers which are way better than these and made for everyone. The difference might be this one got more sponsors. For a world with less flighty as*h***s, please.

    Staedtler says:
  • Cheap sci-fi, though.

    Maurizio A. says:

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