Is Living in a Floating City the Future?


Jack Williams, Staff Reporter

Could you imagine living in a floating city? Saudi Arabia’s government has put in consideration to build a turtle-shaped city. Costing 5 billion U.S. dollars, Pangeos will be the largest floating structure ever built and will be capable of holding 60,000 people. Pangeos is designed by Italian design studio Lazzarini and gets its name from Pangea, the supercontinent during the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras. Pangeos will effectively be a yacht-city with it measuring 610 meters at its widest point. 

  The turtle-shaped yacht will have villas, shopping, and even a beach club. The one-of-a-kind floating city will have 19 villas and 64 apartments located on each turtle foot. You’ll be able to enjoy a rooftop garden and even a mall. The city will consist of nine bows each divided into different blocks beginning at the entrance of the port leading to the main area that will further extend into the terraced villas paving way to the private houses, buildings and rooftop terraces.

  It will also house an upper turtle shell zone acting as a landing base for flying vehicles. The future is definitely here. Given that we’re speaking about a turtle superyacht, it is designed to sail around the world stop-free, but it has been proposed for Saudi Arabia. Additionally, this is a properly green turtle with green energy supplies. Pangeos will draw power from the ocean waves and solar panel roofs. Pangeos thankfully isn’t moving at a tortoise pace. It is estimated that the megaproject will be completed within eight years. Are you ready for the future?