Waterfront Diversion
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PROAP
8 Projects
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Waterfront Diversion
Merseyside Observatory / Duggan Morris Architects
Venture Xtreme Surf Centre / Baca Architects
Docks of Paris / Jakob+MacFarlane
Dublin Docklands Open-air Bath / JDS Architects
Spree Bridge Bathing Ship / AMP arquitectos
Spree Bridge Winter Bathing Ship / Wilk - Salinas Architekten
Dos Lagos Heart / Nardi Associates LLP
Floating Hotel, Budapest / (EEA) Erick van Egeraat associated architects
Floating House, Chatou / Jean - Marie Finot
Soul Flora / HaeAhn Architecture + H Associates
National Historic Museum / René van Zuuk Architekten
Birnbeck Pier and Island / Levitate Architecture and Design Studio

PROAP
De - coding / João Ferreira Nunes
West Entrance of Mondego's Green Park
Requalification of Quinta da Alagoa
Urban Park of São Romão
Ourém's Linear Park
Masterplan for the Riverfront of Antwerp
Masterplan in Salonicco
Oporto Waterfront

Competition
International Design Competition Seoul GangBuk Park

넥스트 진 20

워터프론트의 새로운 풍경
머지사이드 전망대 / 듀간 모리스 아키텍츠
벤처 익스트림 서프 센터 / 바카 아키텍츠
파리 부두 / 제이콥 + 맥팔레인
더블린 도크랜즈 야외 수영장 / JDS 아키텍츠
스프레 강의 수영선 / AMP 아키텍토스
스프레 강의 겨울 수영선 / 윌크 살리나스 아키테크텐
도스 라고스 중심부 / 나르드 어소시에이츠
부다페스트 수상 호텔 / 에릭 반 에게라트 어소시에이츠 아키텍츠
샤토 수상 주택 / 장 마리에 피노트
소울 플로라 / 해안건축 + H 어소시에이츠
네덜란드 국립역사박물관 / 르네 반 주크 아키테크텐
번백 섬과 부두 / 레비테이트 아키텍쳐 & 디자인 스튜디오

PROAP
랜드스케이프와 디코딩 / 후앙 페레이라 누네스
몬데고 공원의 서쪽 입구
퀸타 다 알라고아 정원의 재건
상 로망 공원
오렝 공원
앤트워프 강변 마스터플랜
데살로니키의 남동 입구 복원
오포르투 워터프론트

공모전
강북대형공원 마스터플랜 국제공모전

Waterfront Diversion


The development of waterfront space is a global trend. The river, the origin of civilizations, has transformed from the center of agricultural society to the logistic hub. Now it is drawing attention as cultural and leisure space. Moreover, waterfront space is getting significant as part of a strategy for urban restoration as it takes an important part in creating urban image beyond a place where citizens relax. In particular, the river that runs through a city has an enormous potential as an open space and a natural space for relaxation in the downtown.

We have introduced Hamburg's "Hafen City", "Melbourne's Redevelopment" and "The Han River Renaissance" project since our June issue in 2007. If we have taken a look at big picture so far, now we will turn our attention to architectural accomplishments based on that.

The river is a space layered by urban history. Architecture that came from the era of industrialization has lost its function due to time change and is now producing a new modern space. In the project "Docks of Paris" around the Seine River, a warehouse was renovated into a cultural space. The previous structure remained untouched and a relaxation place with grass in the rooftop was created so that people can enjoy the view of the Seine.

In the design process of "Venture Xtreme Surf Center", which is scheduled to be built by renovating an old quayside facility, the image of industrial equipment like a crane was reinterpreted in a modern way. This recovers the memories of the industrial era whose role is being weaken and forgotten. Meanwhile, efforts are also made to restore the waterfront image that had disappeared since the advent of the Industrial Revolution. In the "Spree Bridge Bating Ship", a swimming pool was built through the reconstruction of a transport ship, which retrieved the riverside landscape that used to be damaged by environmental pollution in the industrial era. As a result, the Spree River became a popular place among people and regained its vitality.

"Merseyside Observatory" boasts its unique shape with a series of rotating ellipses that slowly diminish in size as they ascend the building. The jar-shaped observatory is a landmark in the area, attracting visitors. Under the "Dos Lagos Heart" project, a stroll path that penetrates the pond was placed so that people can take a walk and feel nature.

Recently waterfront space is transforming to not only a space for rest but also a space for activities such as sports and leisure. "Dublin Open-air Bath" that goes through the canal was designed to double as a bridge and a public swimming pool for the public. As part of "Venture Xtreme Surf Center" plan, a wave surfing facility and an artificial beach will be set in the previous quayside, which is a more active way to design waterfront space.

To enter "National Historic Museum" in the Netherlands and "Birnbeck Pier and Island", you need to pass by an entrance that is stretched long from the waterfront. Under the scheme of the Han River "Soul Flora" project, three artificial islets float in the water. They are connected to the riverside and stroll paths, providing people an easy access and a chance to observe the river closely. "Floating Hote" in Budapest, Hungary, is made up of small units as if it looked like a village. These waterfront environments, away from the land, cause special feelings to people. This enables people to experience a unique space and presents a new way of creating waterfront space.

Endeavors are being made to recover the lost nature and scenery in waterfront areas including the river. In particular, various programs are being introduced to provide public spaces in cities and diverse methods are being tried to give people an opportunity to come in contact with water. Through these efforts, waterfront constructions produce a new landscape in the cities. 

PROAP


PROAPEstudos e Projectos de Arquitecura Paisagista, Lda is one of the architectural groups who make an effort to identify the nature of land. Since the establishment by Jo‹n Ferreira Nunes in 1989, the organization has worked mainly in the Mediterranean region including Spain and Italy, centering on Portugal for the past two decades. PROAP consists of a variety of professionals such as landscape planners, architects, designers and sculptors. All the members do their work under the basic principles of landscaping. In their work, therefore, all the components are in harmony on a site and create a natural and comfortable space.

The purpose of PROAP work is basically to conserve all the vestiges of the past that was made by humans and nature. The vestiges mean common and ordinary things such as streams, trees and paths, but they are invaluable because they are closely intertwined with people and store time and space. Architects create a landscape that demonstrates the nature and features of land by making most of those materials and minimizing their intervention not to damage those factors. At the same time, they design a space to restore a city that was isolated from reality and enrich people's lives by understanding the relations between nature, humans and cities and combining them in an appropriate manner on land.

The organization built three paths in "West Entrance Mondego's Green Park" in order to protect a convent from river inundation and to attract people from the left side of the river. This enabled a harmonious arrangement between the convent area and riverside space, and the systemic construction of pedestrian passage. In the long-standing construction of the "Requalification of Quinta da Alagoa", restoration and repair work was done to conserve past traces. During the process, architects utilized existing factors so that their work can be in harmony with the environment as a whole, not recognized as interference. Meanwhile, the institution sought ways to enable people to enjoy nature in the "Urban Park of S‹o Rom‹o", rather than just constructing several facilities. To that end, it placed stroll paths in parallel with the natural waterway that is the most important element in the park and arranged a space for relaxation.

In "OurŽm Linear Park" that is associated with a city profoundly, the groups of professionals linked the Parliament and a market by using the watercourse as a medium. Moreover, they created an active public space in the downtown to encourage activities among people. As a result, structure, function and sybolic meaning in urban areas were retrieved. In the "Masterplan for the riverside of Antwerp", which is as long as 6.5kilometers, they made most of the differences of water levels up to 5 meters in a day in their design. In other words, water that was once isolated from people was drawn to be part of a space for life and to constitute a constantly-changing dynamic scenery. Consequently, the riverside area became a popular public space with a ready access to people.

Likewise, PROAP recognized the complex land condition in "Oporto Waterfront", reflected such an understanding and embraced different functions such as cultural remains, a downtown park and a residential area within a site in an effective manner. Otherwise, those functions would have been difficult to coexist. In the end, the organization expanded the project to restore cultural districts to a regional level. The "Masterplan in Salonicco" in Thessalonik city (Greece) is not only to build an urban park but to redevelop the city into a large-scale cultural complex. They effectively compartmentalized the 360,000m2 site that had been divided by a road according to function and thus integrated nature, sports, culture, transportation and residence.

It is all the more complicated to create something in a place that is already filled with many things than to do in an empty space. PROAP, however, decodes the given situation and the nature of the problem, searches for ways to approach and creates natural landscape in cities. In this regard, their work can be said to be a result of respecting nature, humans and vestiges of the past.