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An Arkoblock is a kind of arcology built by Proteus AG. Arkoblocks are offshore self-sustaining colonies.
The measurements of the North Sea arkoblocks are 500m x 500m (1,640 feet x 1,640 feet) base area with a height of 1,700m (5,577 feet) and a theoretical capacity of 3,000,000 inhabitants each.
Most of the North Sea arkoblocks were built at the sites of former cities destroyed in 2011 by the Black Tide.
The name can be explained as follows:
In German an arcology is an "Arkologie" (Architektonische Ökologie) - which gives us the "Arko" part.
The "block" part comes from the fact that the Proteus off-shore arcologies are all the same shape - giant block-shaped structures resembling massive partially submerged skyscrapers (whereas e.g. the much smaller SCIRE is shaped like a truncated pyramid).
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