With the giant floating sneaker boat Il Mostro comes the Puma City. A state-of-the-art 11,000 square foot structure melds expert architecture with modern design and is made from 24 40-foot steel shipping containers – each clocking in an impressive weight of 11 tons. A structure of such a magnitude, the Puma City was built in China and later shipped to Alicant at the end of August this year to be assembled at the entrance of the race.
First opened to the general public this year, the Puma City was dissembled and will be making its way across the Atlantic to await the arrival of the Volvo Ocean Race set in April of next year, in Boston Harbour. This coincides with the launch of Puma’s new sailing category.
Puma City is made up of three levels of immense steel shipping containers stacked one atop the other and also houses wide open terraces for entertaining and in-port race viewing for spectators. On its ground floor sits a completely unique Puma retail space with an extensive range of Puma Sailing, Motorsport, Urban Mobility and Puma Archives apparel, footwear and accessories. Believe us when we say you’ll be spoilt for choice. Perched on the upper container is a long, open area comprising a bar, lounge and swanky event space spilling out onto an equally oversized wooden deck. A perfect venue for concerts, parties and miscellaneous events to which race goers are more then welcome.
Puma City, in all its splendour, is specially designed to withstand everything from daily operations, and rapd on-site assembly to withstanding dramatic climate changes that may occur along the way. Impressive without compromising safety. Just the way we like them.
For more, go to http://www.pumaoceanracing.com.