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Grand Cancun Marina and  water sports

Grand Cancun: “outstanding and mind-blowing”

Dear readers, I am ever so proud to present you today this fantastic project I helped illustrating and rendering, created by Maestro Richard Moreta Castillo.

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The most prestigious award for conceptual design in hospitality, the Radical Innovation In Hospitality Award has received more than seventy projects worldwide this year and commented about Grand Cancun -a multifunctional offshore eco-platform with luxury resort facilities- among the best for “standing out” and “mind blowing” concept. The truth is, all ideas were brilliant. But the reason of this particular post, is that very few have been conceived from the core with the intention of saving the planet. Please visit the website of the Award and delight yourselves with the best in conceptual design in architecture. ( Click on the logo below ).

hospitality award

Project Grand Cancun was also awarded the First Prize in the National Architecture Awards of Dominican Republic, year 2012. His designer, who we already know in this blog for his BICIMETRO-BICITAXI, is Arch. Richard Moreta Castillo, who now has ventured to try and solve various coastal problems afflicting the city of Cancun while envisioning a jaw-dropping resort.

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Grand Cancun location and aerial view

Planned to become the jewel of the Caribbean and celebrate the 50th foundation anniversary of the city, Grand Cancun will be a mega-building, an offshore city standing on stilts where hotels, commercial centres, convention centres, cinemas and loads more will provide the ultimate experience in hospitality…

Grand Cancun. Front view

Grand Cancun. Front view, Bicimetro and  shoreline

Granc Cancun Entrance and Bicimetro

Granc Cancun Entrance and Bicimetro

Grand Cancun Marina and  water sports

Grand Cancun Marina and water sports

… while cleaning the seas, being totally self sufficient, having zero-carbon-footprint, and providing drinking water and energy for the city from renewable resources!

Grand Cancun key points

Grand Cancun key points

Grand Cancun, Bioclimate and Energy diagram

Grand Cancun, Bioclimate and Energy diagram

Grand Cancun will provide part of the city`s needs with clean, local renewable energy. Solar panels will cover most of surfaces, including see-through photovoltaic polymers on the dome. Every residential block on the tower will have vertical wind turbines and solar panels. Underwater there are systems of tidal and wave energy collectors. All rain water will be collected and reused. Wastewater is not wasted! It will be purified and reused for gardens. A large inverse-osmosis desalination plant will provide drinking water for all the users of the complex and some for the city.

Grand Cancun, Water recycling and purification model

Grand Cancun, Water recycling and purification model

But the most interesting thing is that it will clean the seas. The shape of the building, its private beach and waterfront, and the coast will direct water right through waste collectors for floating solids and hydrocarbons. The water will be also nourished and purified to increase marine life. Above the water everything is planned to care about the environment, and about motivating people to share the responsibility.

Grand Cancun, The Podium, heliports, solar farm and gardens

Grand Cancun, The Podium, heliports, solar farm and gardens

Grand Cancun Lobby

Grand Cancun Lobby

Grand Cancun residencial module, vertical wind power and solar systems

Grand Cancun residencial module, vertical wind power and solar systems

Grand Cancun Residential Appartment

Grand Cancun Residential Appartment

Grand Cancun, marine life protection

Grand Cancun, marine life protection

Grand Cancun, Commercial Center and Skypark

Grand Cancun, Commercial Center and Skypark

Grand Cancun, Promenade and see-through fountains

Grand Cancun, Promenade and see-through fountains

If this wouldn’t be enough, there is also a fantastic underwater city, where leisure and research combines in a breathtaking feature!

Grand Cancun Underwater City

Grand Cancun Underwater City

Grand Cancun 360° Immersion Views Restaurant

Grand Cancun 360° Immersion Views Restaurant

Grand Cancun Underwater Room

Grand Cancun Underwater Room

When this new green architecture gets built, it will set new standards around the globe about what is possible and ideal as a resort, and will change the way we see our holidays forever. The best of the idea of Arch Richard Moreta, is that eventually his building will be replicated in such a scale that the return to pristine clean beaches will be there for our grand children to enjoy.

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14 thoughts on “Grand Cancun: “outstanding and mind-blowing”

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    • Thanks for your blog article, but there are some mistakes on it:
      1. there are no wind turbines stuck upside down in the water, but proper efficient, proven tidal, wave and currents energy harvesting systems. Among them: turbines, retro-pallets, wave pistons and floating helixes.
      2. The desalination system is a MEGA, not MINI.

      please follow the updates of the project at
      http://grandcancun.wix.com/international

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    • gracias por tu comentario y blog, sin embargo hay dos pequeños errores: 1. la plataforma esta a algunos CIENTOS de metros de la costa (longitud total, 1.5 km desde playa hasta rompeolas. y 2. la planta desalinizadora es MEGA, no MINI. Tendrá capacidad de producir más de 2000 litros por segundo.

      Estaremos ampliando información sobre el proyecto en la siguiente página web:
      http://grandcancun.wix.com/international

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