Architect Richard Moreta Castillo has conceptualized The Grand Cancun luxury hotel, a groundbreaking design that will be supported by a series of stilts that elevate the main level up from the water. It will feature a variety of amenities, such as underwater dinning and high-end shopping but the design's real triumph is how eco-friendly it is.
The structure's outside facade will be covered in solar panels while a dual wind turbine and underwater tidal collector will harness both wind and ocean energy. All this power will be fed back into The Grand Cancun, as well as the cities main electrical grid. The complex is even self-sufficient thanks to a rain collection system and a mini desalination plant giving this massive project a zero carbon footprint. While it will be the first marine platform to reach such lofty eco-friendly marks, it also helps in restoring the health of the surrounding ocean by filtering out hydrocarbons and other pollutants.