Grand Cancun Eco Island

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Address:Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
CONCEPT

In the year 2020, Cancún, the capital of tourism in the Mayan Riviera, will celebrate its 50th founding anniversary. To honor the city and its people, Arch. Richard Moreta Castillo has created a complex that will serve as a city landmark, a multifunctional memorial sculpturally adapted from the meaning of “kaan kun” (Nest of Snakes) and the magical legend of the Mayan Serpent God. The design contributes to the myth and raises the serpent from the water to infinity, representing the extraordinary fusion of the Mayan people and their new metropolis, projecting the pride of its residents, amplifying the interest of its visitors and serving as a platform for business and finance.

His architect has been involved in green architecture for a long time and is known for several eco-projects, like the Wind Tower (Egg tower), or the Creative Container Solutions for “Emergency Architecture”. Now he is coming with this concept and ventures to solve various coastal problems afflicting the city of Cancun while envisioning a jaw-dropping resort.

Grand Cancún will be a mega-building, an offshore city standing on stilts where hotels, shopping malls, convention-congress centers, cinemas and loads more will provide the ultimate experience in conventions and hospitality, while being totally self-sufficient, having a zero-carbon-footprint, and providing drinking water and energy for the city from renewable resources!


Like a serpent rising to heavens, the sinuous silhouette of GRAND CANCÚN Tower and Platform will be more than anything you ever imagine, the symbol of the new CANCÚN and the jewel of the Caribbean Seas, harboring the BEST services and facilities, providing its guests with an experience that will transform their lives.

This magnificent destination will offer you the chance to learn about the local ecology and support the sustainability of our planet while rejoicing in an Eden-like environment.

It will set new standards around the globe about what is possible in a resort, and will change the way we see our holidays forever.

FEATURES

Grand Cancún will generate surplus of clean, local renewable energy and alleviate to some extend the city’s energy needs. Solar panels will cover most of light-facing areas, including see-through photovoltaic polymers on transparent surfaces. Every residential block on the tower will have vertical wind turbines and solar panels. These solutions will avoid the “environmental visual pollution” of wind power turbines taking over immense areas of the sea, and it will incorporate the wind and solar power systems as architectural elements into a “vertical master plan concept design”. There are also underwater energy collectors of tidal and wave energy.

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 for the environment, and about motivating people to share the responsibility.

The first level of the platform would hold a marine biology laboratory and an environmental studies/sustainable energy university department, together with a large inverse-osmosis desalination plant that provides with will provide drinking water for all the users of the complex and some for the community. All rainwater will be collected and reused. Wastewater will be recycled, purified and reused for gardens.

​​"Best of the world" in hospitality
Community integration and revaluation
Bioclimate and renewable energy
Cleaning and recovery of sea water
Environmental protection
Zero-carbon-footprint
Minimal sea bed footprint
Surplus of fresh water and renewable energy for the city
Help the City of Cancun Reduce its dependancy on fosil fuels
Increase property, commercial, cultural, touristic value in the region
Reset traditional views in civil ingeneering, urbanism and urban planning.
Only the resources-saving and energy-water revenues could pay the whole development of the project in only 15 years!

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Marck Celis
Me pregunto si todos aquellos comentarios dedicados a la crítica se han dado la oportunidad de leer o traducir correctamente el contenido, sino es así por favor háganlo y no critiquen el proyecto sin tener los fundamentos suficientes.
A mi parecer este es uno de los mejores proyectos en lo que se puede invertir, promete ser 100% sustentable, total equilibrio en las partes económicas, sociales y medio ambientales. EXCELENTE oportunidad para Cancún y así mismo México de lograr una estabilidad entre crecimiento y desarrollo con proyectos de tal magnitud.
5.0
Monica
I think its very nice project and looking forward to see it live!
5.0
Enrique Marin
Terrible, Me pregunto cuales son las empresas contratistas beneficiadas de esta multimillonaria inversión y que transparente sera todo el proceso, hablando de permisos y fondos... Quienes son los beneficiados? Los ciudadanos al crear nuevos empleos por empresas tras nacionales de intereses particulares,donde el trabajar trabaja de mas por cada vez menos. No me convence el proyectoy menos en un estado tan corrupto como Quintana Roo. Seamos realistas y hay que proponer obras que realmente ayuden a los ciudadanos, un sistema de transporte urbano mas eficiente, ampliar y colocar señalizacion en nuestras avenidas principales, garantizar el bienestar de los ciudadanos, ya saben, cosas que el gobierno electo debería de tener como prioridad.
1.0
jafet
is this huracan friendly ?
3.0
fernando
suena maravilloso, pero me queda la duda de si es factible hacerlo. Con este país y el nivel de corrupción del municipio y los permisos que necesita... de verdad hay alguien que lo puede construir?
4.0
pao
Solo de pensar que van a dañar el ecosistema ya no me gusta el proyecto, lamentablemente nuestras autoridades con tal de ganar dinero son capaces de no llevar acabo un procedimiento en el cual demuestren que no daña el ecosistema, si no seguramente daran los permisos y ya cuando vean q se les salio de las manos el daño seguro dirán ups ni modos como en todo. Ejemplo claro el dragon mart el daño ecológico esta hecho por que no evitarlo sí ya se sabia .. no después del daño ... aqui usan la lógica al revés .
1.0
EFREN VALDIVIA LOYOLA
THE FUTURE !!! OUR FUTURE IN CANCUN !!! CONGRATULATIONS !!! IN FIVE YEARS , I WANT TO SEE IT , TO KNOW IT !!!
5.0
Cesar
Proyecto muy interesante cuando se piensa en la tecnología que utilizan grandes potencias extranjeras, pero desafortunadamente, Latino América incluyendo México, no ha ganado popularidad ni créditos por sus sistemas "ecológicos" de vanguardia o por la utilización de sistemas en pro del medio ambiente, lo que hace pensar que hay una gran cantidad de empresarios en conjunto con el gobierno "detrás de un buen trozo y no de pastel", por construir un elefante blanco sobre el Mar Caribe que en consecuencia destruiría gran parte de nuestro ecosistema. El desarrollo del turismo para esta zona es muy importante, sin embargo, no justificaría una inversión multimillonaria en un lugar en donde para llegar a este tipo de proyectos desde el centro de la ciudad, hay que seguir esquivando hoyos en muchas de sus calles, tratar de no ser golpeado por un taxista en sus proezas diarias de tratar de mas vivo que los demás, tratar de calcular el manejar por el carril correcto sin salirse porque el rayado y la señalización es deficiente,...y pare de contar.
3.0
Iaax Page
I think it is a really nice piece of information.
4.0



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