Tsunami & Flood Floating Shelter "SAFE+ (Plus)" is a tsunami emergency protection pod to escape water disaster by floating with the flow of tsunami. The advantage to the entire design is to allow easy access for small children, people with mobility impairment and roll-in wheel chair access. The survival pod complements existing tsunami defenses such as sea wall barriers and tsunami towers and should be placed in the direct vicinity of the people it aspires to protect.
The pod is primarily constructed using FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastics) material which is extremely strong and used even for racing car bodies. The shelter pod passes structural strength tests such as 10m/s shock, 3m water surface drop and 180 degree self-righting.
20 seats are lined up in the roughly 14 square meters space with windows providing visibility and comfort. The atmosphere is designed to minimize the discomforting feeling of confinement and encourage swift evacuating action. Abundance of space means your dear pets can board alongside with you. Under the bench seats are compartments to store water, food and other neccessary supplies. The shelter itself can be useful in everyday situations and taking cover from rain.
The many windows take in lots of natural light to alleviate anxieties during disaster situations. The 4 point seat belts and sturdy headrest protects occupants from impacts and overturns.
The rectangular shaped space could be used just like a spare room. Invite friends over some tea or use all the space for yourself as a quiet place to enjoy your hobbies. Storage space available for drinking water and food.
Designed to be as much accessible as possible, there is no ladder to climb, but simply a large door. With a slope attached a wheel chair can roll on board.
|Overall Length||6.16 m|
|Overall Width||2.33 m|
|Overall Height||2.30 m|
|Shelter Weight||1300 kg|
|Rated Crew Weight||1300 kg|
|Rated Cargo Weight||200 kg|
|Full Load Weight||2800 kg|
|Full Load Waterline||23 cm|
|Entry Step Height||42cm (w/ skid 48cm)|
|Space||13 square meters|
|Suggested Transport||4t class flatbed truck|