Crystal Lagoons Develops Europe’s First Public Access Urban Lagoon
In Spain, and less than 30 kilometres from Madrid, in a Mediterranean and urbanized area, Crystal Lagoons will develop its first Public Access Lagoon in Europe. It will be the only one of its kind, and the largest, within the continent.
Alovera Beach will open all year round and it expects to receive around half a million visitors per year, reinvigorating tourism in this area. The project will feature a 2.5-hectare turquoise lagoon surrounded by a 1.5-hectare long white sandy beach as its main attraction. Everybody will have access to the lagoon after paying an entrance ticket.
Crystal Lagoons Public Access Lagoons are triggering a true revolution in terms of leisure, setting a new era for recreational facilities and higher standards for public spaces. These lagoons are being developed in some of the most diverse places imagined, such as public parks, and they are bringing holiday destinations to people’s doorsteps.
Alovera Beach will be developed by Crystal Lagoons, in partnership with Grupo Constructor Rayet and will involve 15.6 million euros of investment. The construction will create over 330 jobs, either directly or indirectly.
The complex will also include sports facilities, such as a volleyball pitch, area for children, a water park with slides, sailing schools, kayaking, paddle surfing, restaurants, commercial areas, among other venues.
As in every single Crystal Lagoons project, and Alovera Beach will not be the exception, the project will include the novel and disruptive technology that consumes 30 times less water than a golf course and an ultrasound filtration technology that uses 50 times less energy than conventional filtration systems.
“Public Access Lagoons will dramatically change the lifestyle in cities. They will allow people to enjoy a beach-like lifestyle and to practice water sports on a daily basis. The latter will be as normal as going to the gym”, Francisco Matte, Crystal Lagoons’ Regional Director for Spain stated.
After a few months of having announced the Public Access Lagoon business model, the multinational innovation company has already signed eight projects (4 in Korea, 1 in the U.S., 1 in Turkey, 1 in Thailand and 1 in Spain), apart from 35 other projects in negotiation and development stages.
Crystal Lagoons is an international innovation company, founded by scientist Fernando Fischmann, which has developed a patent-protected technology that allows the construction and maintenance of unlimited-size crystalline lagoons at very low costs.