Italian architect seeks investors for floating pyramid city

Italian architect Pierpaolo Lazzarini has designed "Wayaland", an offshore city made up of floating pyramids, which he is hoping to crowdfund by offering investors citizenship of his new country and the chance to stay there at the cost of €1,000 a night.

A modular Waya pyramid is formed of different modules built on a floating basement, which will contain a boat entrance and access to lower-floor reception rooms.

The largest of these pyramid would have a surface area of 6,500 sq m and would be 30m tall. Lazzarini says he hopes eventually to create a "self sustainable community" on what he describes as the "first floating city", with amenities such as hotels, shops, spas, gyms, bars and a cinema.

Lazzarini estimates that building a two storey "Waya Suite" platform that measures 10m by 10m with 160 sq m of space would cost €350,000.

Those financing the project will also vote on their desired location for development.

If it meets its funding target the pyramid will be open to guests in 2022.

More information is available here.

Images courtesy of Wayaland/Pierpaolo Lazzarini

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