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Carlo Ratti designs underwater public plaza for Florida masterplan
POSTED 01 Nov 2016 . BY Kim Megson
International architecture and research office Carlo Ratti Associati have unveiled the design of a new master plan for the Currie Park waterfront of West Palm Beach, Florida, which features a floating public plaza partially submerged beneath the sea.

A system of responsive air chambers, similar to the ones used by submarines, will keep the floating peninsula stable. The site will incorporate a series of public facilities, including an organic restaurant with its own hydroponic cultivations, a circular pool, an auditorium and a water plaza.

The wider masterplanned complex will include housing, retail and other leisure facilities. The project is designed to transform a vacant area on the coast of Lake Worth Lagoon – the narrow sea channel that separates the two cities of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach. A leafy ramblas will allow people to stroll from the city centre of West Palm Beach directly into the middle of the lagoon, where the floating plaza will be located.

“This project showcases how a new technology allows us to radically redefine the relationship between architecture and water,” said Carlo Ratti, director of the Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founding partner of Carlo Ratti Associati.

Ratti’s studio are working on several boundary-pushing projects, including an interactive agriculture pavilion at Italy’s forthcoming Eately food theme park. They have also proposed the tallest man-made structure ever created, called The Mile, which would be covered by plants and greenery and inhabited by hundreds of animal species.

The benefits of building floating structures on water are explored in depth in the latest issue of CLADmag,
with architect and founder of design firm Waterstudio Koen Olthuis making the case that extending cities beyond the waterfront reduces the pressure on overpopulated urban areas and offers flexible solutions for problems thrown up by rising sea levels and climate change.
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Carlo Ratti designs underwater public plaza for Florida masterplan
POSTED 01 Nov 2016 . BY Kim Megson
International architecture and research office Carlo Ratti Associati have unveiled the design of a new master plan for the Currie Park waterfront of West Palm Beach, Florida, which features a floating public plaza partially submerged beneath the sea.

A system of responsive air chambers, similar to the ones used by submarines, will keep the floating peninsula stable. The site will incorporate a series of public facilities, including an organic restaurant with its own hydroponic cultivations, a circular pool, an auditorium and a water plaza.

The wider masterplanned complex will include housing, retail and other leisure facilities. The project is designed to transform a vacant area on the coast of Lake Worth Lagoon – the narrow sea channel that separates the two cities of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach. A leafy ramblas will allow people to stroll from the city centre of West Palm Beach directly into the middle of the lagoon, where the floating plaza will be located.

“This project showcases how a new technology allows us to radically redefine the relationship between architecture and water,” said Carlo Ratti, director of the Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founding partner of Carlo Ratti Associati.

Ratti’s studio are working on several boundary-pushing projects, including an interactive agriculture pavilion at Italy’s forthcoming Eately food theme park. They have also proposed the tallest man-made structure ever created, called The Mile, which would be covered by plants and greenery and inhabited by hundreds of animal species.

The benefits of building floating structures on water are explored in depth in the latest issue of CLADmag,
with architect and founder of design firm Waterstudio Koen Olthuis making the case that extending cities beyond the waterfront reduces the pressure on overpopulated urban areas and offers flexible solutions for problems thrown up by rising sea levels and climate change.
RELATED STORIES
Architecture meets agriculture: Visitors to become digital farmers at Italy's food theme park


Visitors to a forthcoming food theme park in Italy will be able to grow their own food on- site in a futuristic pavilion designed by architecture and innovation firm Carlo Ratti Associati.
CLAD's concepts of the week: Architects propose mile-high park and megacity


This week, two architecture studios have looked to the skies with concepts for structures climbing over one mile (5,200ft) in height.
Floating developments will soon be mainstream: Koen Olthuis


It won’t be long before living, working and spending our leisure time on floating cities is a normal part of life, according to Koen Olthuis, founder of Waterstudio.
MORE NEWS
Investment group announces MX$550m theme park plans for Mexico
A series of theme parks has been announced, to open in Mexico, with the first coming to Mexico City later this year at a cost of MX$550m (US$29.4m, €24m, £21.1m).
Vancouver Aquarium announces plan to end cetacean displays
With pressures on cetacean captivity continuing to mount across North America, Canada’s Vancouver Aquarium has announced it will no longer display such animals, instead choosing to focus on creating healthier oceans as part of its public education programme.
Revealed: Opening date for Scotland's first design museum, created by Kengo Kuma
V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, will open to the public on Saturday 15 September 2018, it has been revealed.
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Carlo Ratti designs underwater public plaza for Florida masterplan
POSTED 01 Nov 2016 . BY Kim Megson
International architecture and research office Carlo Ratti Associati have unveiled the design of a new master plan for the Currie Park waterfront of West Palm Beach, Florida, which features a floating public plaza partially submerged beneath the sea.

A system of responsive air chambers, similar to the ones used by submarines, will keep the floating peninsula stable. The site will incorporate a series of public facilities, including an organic restaurant with its own hydroponic cultivations, a circular pool, an auditorium and a water plaza.

The wider masterplanned complex will include housing, retail and other leisure facilities. The project is designed to transform a vacant area on the coast of Lake Worth Lagoon – the narrow sea channel that separates the two cities of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach. A leafy ramblas will allow people to stroll from the city centre of West Palm Beach directly into the middle of the lagoon, where the floating plaza will be located.

“This project showcases how a new technology allows us to radically redefine the relationship between architecture and water,” said Carlo Ratti, director of the Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founding partner of Carlo Ratti Associati.

Ratti’s studio are working on several boundary-pushing projects, including an interactive agriculture pavilion at Italy’s forthcoming Eately food theme park. They have also proposed the tallest man-made structure ever created, called The Mile, which would be covered by plants and greenery and inhabited by hundreds of animal species.

The benefits of building floating structures on water are explored in depth in the latest issue of CLADmag,
with architect and founder of design firm Waterstudio Koen Olthuis making the case that extending cities beyond the waterfront reduces the pressure on overpopulated urban areas and offers flexible solutions for problems thrown up by rising sea levels and climate change.
RELATED STORIES
Architecture meets agriculture: Visitors to become digital farmers at Italy's food theme park


Visitors to a forthcoming food theme park in Italy will be able to grow their own food on- site in a futuristic pavilion designed by architecture and innovation firm Carlo Ratti Associati.
CLAD's concepts of the week: Architects propose mile-high park and megacity


This week, two architecture studios have looked to the skies with concepts for structures climbing over one mile (5,200ft) in height.
Floating developments will soon be mainstream: Koen Olthuis


It won’t be long before living, working and spending our leisure time on floating cities is a normal part of life, according to Koen Olthuis, founder of Waterstudio.
 


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