MEYER group released earlier this week an illustration to present a cruise ship concept that shows what the form of holidaying could look like in the year 2100.
The “Reverse” concept ship is inspired by the rock penguin and thus is particularly aerodynamic. Externally the ship equipped with a closed glass facade and urban gardening areas, as well as drone landing pads. Central public areas form the focal point inside the ship. Because the cabin structure is separate from the outer hull, efficient modular manufacturing methods are possible.
The energy concept on board also relies on innovation: thanks to the use of wave energy through horizontal wings on the hull, solar and fuel cells as well as wind energy, it manages without fossil fuels.
As Tim Krug, Head of Concept Development Group at MEYER Group explained, the ship is based on global megatrends and is one – but not the only – logical response to them. For example, they have only provided for small restaurant areas that serve more as social meeting places because they imagine that a large part of the nutrients will be consumed in concentrated form like pills.
From today’s point of view, we sometimes come up with extreme approaches, but it is equally important to think them through and develop answers from them.
… said Krug
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