Building on water saves space

Copenhagen Habour Bath

Copenhagen Habour Bath

A lack of land creates a need to be resourceful.  See some great images in this article about the Copenhagen Harbour Bath.  Anything built in the ocean would have to be a lot more sturdy than this, however there are lots of ideas in this example that could be incorporated into Ocean Pools in WA.

Copenhagen Harbour Bath Design

Copenhagen Harbour Bath Design

Desperate for more green space in Paris, they have built a floating park  on the river Seine (see below).  It will be amazing when the trees get bigger;

Floating park Paris ( Berges Plantes)

Floating park Paris ( ‘ Berges de Seine’ )

Berge de Seine design concepts

Berge de Seine design concept

This boat house  village in Victoria on Vancouver Island is a huge tourist attraction (see more);

Floating homes on Vancouver Island in the city of Victoria

Floating homes on Vancouver Island in the city of Victoria

Floating homes, Victoria on Vancouver Island

Floating homes, Victoria on Vancouver Island

Why consume land, when you can extend it?  This was the view of many Planners and Designers in Perth, who wanted to build restauarants and hotels etc. out over the Swan River rather than digging out the Perth Esplanade public open space to create Elizabeth Quay.  See below an alternative plan from the City Gatekeepers website, which demostrates how we could have retained the open space (which other big cities are so desperate for)  and had all of the “vibrant” exciting things as well;

Alternative plan for the Perth Foreshore saves space

Alternative plan for the Perth Foreshore saves space

This brings us to Ocean Pools.  Building pools in the ocean here in WA makes sense, it leaves more land for parks, bushland and homes.   See the proposed Cottesloe Ocean Pool design below (see more).

Concept plan for Cottesloe Ocean Pool

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