The shape and design of the pavilion’s biomorphic outer shell are the product of an intense formal exploration of parametric design strategies in dialog with traditional Arabian ornamentation. Butterfly Pavilion – Noor Island designed by 3deluxe in Sharja
The Butterfly Pavilion is the icon design element of Noor Island. Together with numerous installations and small structures, light and media objects, unusual plants and a musical soundscape it gives rise to a holistic, multisensory experience. An oasis of peace and tranquility amidst a sea of...
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Kustzone Katwijk designed by OKRA Landschapsarchitecten in Katwijk, Netherlands © OnSite Photography
Seaside Resort For the past ten years the Rijkswaterstaat, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, have been working to strengthen some weak links in the coast. Alongside building the required coastal defense, the coast zone investments also ensure that Katwijk remains a...
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Water Playground designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland. Photography Tomasz Zakrzewski
One of the main design intents was to match the Water Playground into the landscape. Location and contour of the basin suited to the existing trees were based on functional-utility program developed by "Aquater". We decided to use exotic wood on the floor in front of...
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Mills Beach Revitalization / Praia dos Moinhos designed by M - Arquitectos in Porto Formoso, Ilha de Sao Miguel, Portugal © Paulo Goulart
Mills Beach 'Praia dos Moinhos' revitalization project was designed by M - Arquitectos in 2007. The major meaning of the project given was to empathize the small place memoires, but knowing the need of improving and qualify the pedestrian access and the bath facilities in the...
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Selvika National Tourist Route designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter in Havøysund, Norway © RRA
The objective of this project is quite simply to single out and magnify the experience of walking from the roadside down to the seaside at this very special place. Therefore, a chief concern was to slow down this movement and make the path itself a means of refocusing the...
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Paprocany Waterfront designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland © Tomasz Zakrzewski
Paprocany lake shore is the place where inhabitants of Tychy often spend their spare-time. In the neighborhood of the promenade there is recreation center with many recreation and sports attractions. Remodeling of the recreational area at the Paprocany lake is another project focused on exposing values of the landscape...
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Bolwerk Sint Jan Rooftop Park designed by Bureau OSLO in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands © Niels van Empel
Coming from the railway station, entering the old town centre of 's-Hertogenbosch by crossing the Wilhelmina Bridge, a unique building of rusty steel will catch your eye. It is situated at the edge of the town river Dommel and a small park designed by Bureau OSLO was built on...
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Tree Lines / Cajititlan’s Pier and Waterfront designed by Agraz Arquitectos in Tlajomulco, Jalisco, México
Cajititlan is a small town located in Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, at the shore of the lake that carries the same name. It is the place for sailing and ski sports, and also for witnessing the yearly rite of the Epiphany when thousands of people gather to see the Three...
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Keelung Port designed by Guallart Architects and Maria Diaz in Keelung City, Taiwan
Keelung Port (海洋廣場 'Ocean Plaza') designed by Guallart Architects and Maria Diaz in collaboration with local firm J.M.Lin The Observer Design Group. Keelung is the port of Taipei, the capital of the island country of Taiwan. Located 30 km to the north of the capital, it...
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Aerial View / The Edge in Williamsburg, New York designed by W Architecture and Landscape Architecture © Alison Cartwright
The Williamsburg waterfront has been dominated by industry for over a century – making it largely off limits to the public. New zoning is changing the public interface with the water's edge by increasing density and emphasizing waterfront access. The Edge Park byseeks to bring people to the river...
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Promenada designed by ENOTA in Velenje, Slovenia © Miran Kambič
The Velenje Promenada designed by ENOTA is an important city space and a vital city thoroughfare. It is one of the central axes of the center of Velenje, a young town designed in the 1950s, based on the Modernist ideal of the garden city; as such, it is unique...
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Monument for Parallel Lives designed by ARCHETONIC / Jacobo Mizrahi in Veracruz Port, Mexico
The proposal for a monument in the port of Veracruz to commemorate 100 years of Jewish immigration came about after an open competition was announced for Mexican and international architects, designers, visual artists, organized by the central committee of the Jewish community in Mexico. This symbolic project was made...
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Cape Square Durrës 'Sfinxit' designed by BOOM Landscape and City Förster in Albania
At the Adriatic Sea, in the second biggest city of Albania called Durrës, there was a place that was not much more than a landfill. Other parts of the coastline of Durrës are well visited but the part closest to the historical city center has been vacant for a...
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Masterplan / Shixi Road Precinct revitalization project in Guiyang, China designed by LSA Design and JWDA Architecture
LSA Design (Sydney, Australia) recently joined forces with JWDA Architecture (Shanghai, China) to reinvigorate a run-down, neglected part of Guiyang City, China. The team created a model for urban renewal based on improvement and re-imagination of the existing environment as opposed to focusing on eradication, demolition and replacement. ...
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Floating Park / NHA Floating Village designed by SSOCA Architecture, Landscape, Planning, Research in Bangkok, Thailand
One of the main characteristics of the NHA Floating Village designed by SSOCA, is its strong social component and purpose. The project’s prime goal is to help bring awareness of the relevance of working with nature when dealing with flood conditions in Thailand. With this project, this has been...
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Elevation Detail of ‘The Living Dam’. Showing the strata of the Upper Reservoir, Sluice Referendum Chamber, Living, Purification Gardens and Lower Reservoir.  Daily referendums are held by the inhabitants in the Sluice Referendum Chamber to decide on the
A proposal for the construction of Lake Stew, and a better typology of dam by Louis Sullivan, for the 5th year MArch project at the Bartlett School of Architecture. In response to the UK's imminent water crisis, brought through an increase in population, water usage and...
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Bird's Eye View / Grand Canal Square designed by Martha Schwartz Partners in Dublin, Ireland © MSP
Ideas for any project at Martha Schwartz Partners begin with a look into the history of the area. Free form ideas are generated around the table and then narrowed down to 4 or 5 concepts. Inspiration for Grand Canal Square came from the existing landscape and the theater by...
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Riva Split Waterfront design by Studio 3LHD in Croatia © Domagoj Blazevic
The city of Split and its waterfront, the Riva, as the paradigm of its history and character, are among the most interesting and most specific sites in the Mediterranean. Split waterfront is an urbanized, public, open and accessible space, 1700 years old. It stands in front...
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Fish Market Square / Fisketorget Plaza designed by Thorbjörn Andersson & Sweco Architects in Karlskorna, Sweden
Karlskrona is an old town, located in southern Sweden and founded by King Carolus XI in the 17th century. It sits on islands and is surrounded by a rich archipelago. This was also once the reason to place this naval city here. Karlskrona literally means 'Crown of Carolus' and...
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Mulini Beach designed by Studio 3LHD in Ronvinj, Croatia © Joao Morgado
Mulini Beach designed by Studio 3LHD is located in an attractive area of Rovinj, on the exit from the central part of the city and in the continuation of the promenade, in front of hotels Monte Mulini, Lone and Eden, wrapped in a rich green public park and green...
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Kalvebrod Waves 'Kalvebod Brygge' designed by JDS + KLAR in Copenhagen, Denmark  © SB/Shapedscape
Kalvebod Brygge designed by JDS + KLAR is situated opposite the well established Copenhagen summer hang out, Islands Brygge. Kalvebod Brygge has the potential to be Islands Brygge more urban counterpart but has, until now, been synonymous with a desolated office address devoid of life and public activities. ...
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Waterfront Park of Aiyi River designed by BLVD International in Yinchuan, China
Situated in Northeast part of Jinfeng District in Yinchuan city, the Aiyi River Waterfront Park designed by BLVD International is adjacent to the new area of the city. It is every city's dream to have a beautiful waterfront. You cannot find a more perfect setting than...
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Dock & Bench / Umea Campus Park designed by Thorbjörn Andersson & Sweco Architects in Sweden
Umeå University is a young university, founded in the late 1960s. Here, ca 35 000 students from all over the world study in all fields of knowledge. Umeå University is located by the coast, approximately 300 km south of the Polar Circle. A campus park should...
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Street Dome designed by CEBRA & Glifberg+Lykke in Haderslev, Denmark
Danish architecture and design practices CEBRA and Glifberg+Lykke have designed a multi park and cultural centre for street sports on the harbor front of Haderslev in southern Denmark. StreetDome is a vast and unique urban landscape for activity and recreation including a 4.500 square meter skate park, facilities street...
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Vinaròs Microcoasts designed by Guallart Architects and Marta Malé Alemany in Spain
Vinaròs Microcoasts are a series of modular structures made of wood designed by Guallart Architects and Marta Malé Alemany. The project built along a considerable length of coastline is part of the city's initiative to preserve the jagged seashore from further erosion and make it accessible to the increasing...
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Keast Park designed by Site Office in Seaford, Australia
In 2004, Site Office completed a comprehensive master plan for Keast Park, a 2.5 hectare public park situated at the northern end of the Seaford foreshore on Port Phillip Bay. Leading a multi-disciplinary project team consisting of architects, ecologists, economists, artists and recreational planners, the project explored creative ways...
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Erie Street Plaza designed by Stoss in Milwaukee, WI, United States
Milwaukee's new waterfront plaza is the result of an international design competition won by Stoss. The proposal is for a flexible social space that can accommodate large gatherings and day-to-day activities, built on sustainable design principles. It is one of a series of public space activators along the Milwaukee...
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Sjövik Square 'Sjövikstorget' by Thorbjörn Andersson & Sweco Architects.
The Sjövik Square 'Sjövikstorget' is waterfront redevelopment project designed by Thorbjörn Andersson & Sweco Architects. Stockholm is a city on the water, set where two archipelagoes meet. On one side, there is the fresh-water of Lake Mälaren; on the other, the salt-water of the Baltic Sea....
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Pinar de Perruquet (8)
Perruquet's Pinegrove Park 'Pinar del Perruquet' designed by Arteks Arquitectura is a waterfront revitalization project. The project was designed around the surviving 'green belt' of pine trees (Pinus pinea) adjacent to the beach. The park is constantly challenged by the climatic conditions influenced by the Mediterranean sea, therefore the...
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BIG U - The Harbor Berm
The Big U winning proposal awarded $335 million to build a protective system around Manhattan, the design was driven by the needs and concerns of its communities. Stretching from West 57th street south to The Battery and up to East 42th street, the Big U protects 10 continuous miles...
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