Natural Living over the Sea

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Copyright: Sea Track Technologies / © 25/07/2107

History

Considered the world’s largest prefabricated building, it originated due to the lack of buildable land along the Levantine coast and the implementation of Kaplan’s new SocioSystems at the end of the 21st century.

 

Faced with the impossibility to grow further, the new SocioSystems of Valencia-Civitas, Alicante, Balearic Islands and Ibiza-Civitas joined forces to fund the CapitalScience consortium Sea Track Technologies. In 2104 they obtained the Ecological Impact license for their unique project: to connect Valencia with Palma de Mallorca, passing through Ibiza, with a prefabricated, modular and floating bridge, sufficiently large not to interfere with maritime traffic, and with apartment towers along its surface.

 

It would take 3 more years to secure the project’s patents and present it to the world: a basket arch bridge module, printed with the latest concrete recycling technology, 3,000m long and 450m high above the waterline. Underwater, 300m of draught with the most sophisticated systems of flotation and tidal power generation. This spectacular floating city was built at the new Puerto-Sagunto shipyards and moved by boat to its location, starting from La Punta beach and progressing towards Ibiza.

 

The first module was installed in the spring of 2116, being used as accommodation for the athletes of the nautical disciplines of the Madrid Olympics. That same autumn, the corporation had already sold all the properties and had an extensive waiting list that guaranteed the profitability of the operation.

 

At a rate of 2 modules per year, which meant 1,200,000 m2 of buildable land, it has currently reached 32 km into the sea, housing more than 250,000 inhabitants in more than 3 million m2 of luxury apartments.

Each module works as an autonomous neighborhood, with parks, gardens, schools, shopping and leisure centers. Every 10 km there is a dedicated clinic.

 

The floating bridge concept has various tunnels under its platform used as motorways and independent metro lines. Once the connection with Palma de Mallorca has been completed, estimated for the year 2128, the 2 large central tunnels will become the first ever connection of the Madrid Civitas-Balearic Islands AeroTrain.

 

As a curiosity, its name comes from an old song from 1968 by the group Los Mismos entitled El Puente (The Bridge), referring to how wonderful it would be if there were a bridge connecting Valencia with Mallorca so that neither boat nor plane were needed. The tune of this song can be heard in all the elevators of the complex.

Characteristics

(per floating module)

 

CAPACITY:                  30-60,000 residents + 3,500 maintenance crew.

BUILDABILITY:             300-400,000m²

PLOT AREA:                360,000m²

MAX. BUILDING

HEIGHT:                       100m.