With rising sea levels affecting 1 billion people globally by 2050 threatening more than 150 of the world’s most populated cities and with increasing pressure on space and resources it is now a global imperative to develop sustainable scalable solutions on water.
With this in mind LESS has developed HYPERcay, a pioneering concept in sustainable sea travel designed to push the extremes of a self-sufficient community on water while developing key technologies to take on the global issue at hand.
HYPERcay literally meaning “beyond the island” is a bio-synthetic organism with the ability to move, embedded in the natural environment its focus is on sustainability and bringing people back into harmony with nature and each other, to have an enriching experience while using less resources.
Capable of navigating in shallow and narrow passages
One of the key innovative features of HYPERcay is its adaptive shape, thanks to its “Vertebral Spine Structure” it is capable of changing shape in order to adapt to environmental and climatic conditions as well as navigate narrow channels.
Generating propulsion through movement
Using hydraulic pistons along its vertebral structure to change its shape and push HYPERcay can generate propulsion to move it forward similar to fish or eel in water.
2. Hyper Journey
Continuous journey can be joined at any point
Unlike traditional cruises where passengers have to join and disembark at fixed points passengers can join at any point along and ever moving ever changing itinerary
Detachable private cruisers CAY EXPLORERS offer total freedom
Central communal structures will provide space and facilities for guests to eat be entertained and interact, while the private movable capsules provide guests with the opportunity to explore the surrounding environment. These can be self-driving in the future.
3. Self Sufficiency
The core of HYPERcay is its self-sufficient ecosystem supporting fully renewable energy, propulsion, a unique marine garden built into the structure to provide a nursery for animal and plant life, waste recycling to create biogas, alternative fuels and fertilisers and food production along with water desalination for drinking, cooking and cleaning. All aspects of HYPERcay work with local communities to nurture and support the environment and the local economy.
HYPERcay works as a scalable system capable of being added to and made adaptable to into a given environment, providing on demand movable communities that have the potential to scale for multiple use, city extensions and the future of interconnected life on water.