The Luxurious Carbon Neutral Grand Cancun Eco Island Will Clean Up the Ocean Around It

By: | April 15th, 2015

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mexican city of Cancun’s development as a tourist destination in 2020, a Grand Cancun eco-complex is being envisioned.

New York architect Richard Moreta Castillo has designed the luxurious mega-project, which is highly environmentally friendly.

Grand Cancun eco-complex is expected to be completed by 2020. The name of the project, ‘Grand Cancun,’ is derived from the Mayan name ‘Kaan Kun,’ which means ‘Nest of Snakes’. In Mayan civilization, snakes represented life and hope to humanity.

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This building will be self-sufficient. There will be hotels, an underwater restaurant, commercial centers, convention centers, cinemas and much more. Apart from having wind turbines and solar panels, this complex will also harvest tidal and wave energy.

The complex will provide clean drinking water and energy from renewable resources. It will collect and reuse rainwater. This ambitious project will use technology to clean up the ocean around it.

Project Grand Cancun was selected as the best project amongst 70 other entrants to receive the Radical Innovation in Hospitality Award. It was also awarded the First Prize in the National Architecture Awards of the Dominican Republic in 2012.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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