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The current design

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The current design is a triple spiral shape of islands of differing sizes, linked together with a standard connector. This is surrounded by a sea wall, higher at the front and lower towards the rear, with a blunt pointed front to divide the waves. The wall is designed so as to roll waves backwards. Behind the main island complex is a large long island(s) that houses the airport, although outside the sea wall it is in the shelter of the main unit. Between the main kingdom and the airport, or between the two airport units is a sheltered sea port.

The spiral shape of islands involves three strands the center of which has a through highway. Inside the wall is one row, possibly more rows of islands. All the islands are held in place by wires or ties, which go across to the outer walls.

Islands towards the front of the kingdom will have lower structures and towards the real higher ones this means there is limited wind exposure to any building. The building in the rear will be able to look forward over the kingdom and see over the rear walls. The resort will be towards the rear and accommodation and services towards the front.

Power is developed from a number of means, including chambers in the walls converting wave movement to electricity and OTEC, which uses the temperature difference between the top of the ocean and deep water to create power. Spare power may be able to be stored by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen and then used when needed to drive generators or engines. Hydrogen engines produce no pollution.

The Islands can be constructed of any material but have to be designed to be repairable in location or to last forever. Once an island is a part of the spiral, we do not expect to be able to remove an island without disassembling it.

Movement around the kingdom will be possible by bridges  between islands both around the center strand of the spiral and towards the center, but not all islands will be connected, the central of each three strands will contain a highway. These bridges and the service connectors between islands will need to be flexible to allow for the rise and fall of independent units. The outer wall is expected to smooth out, or role over the major waves. The islands will stand free of each other, held in place by a grid of lines at deck level, stretched between them and ultimately the outer wall. Individual residential units will be able to be isolated as will the resort complex from some other areas. Most supplies, and other movements will be by boat, or delivered via the post tube. Vehicles within the kingdom need to be electrically, or hydrogen engine propelled. Some islands will have ramps down and roadways that run within the island body. Often these inner roadways will connect to landing places around the island at water level.

NA Kingdom boats will  be able to go between islands, and the triple spiral allows one inward route, one outward route and one processional or special purpose route. At the four quarter points, routes will cross these going to the center and to the outside. There will be a standard route around every island allowing boats to leave one track and join another, it will also allow kingdom boats to get to any part of any island. These boats developed in several designs will be powered by electricity or by hydrogen engines and used to both provide a taxi/bus service and move supplies. All will be run by the Kingdom, no visiting or tourist driven boats will be in the spiral complex, although there may be set areas of the resort complex where other arrangements are possible.


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Last updated: October 09, 2002.