This Ocean-Mimicking Dock Was Designed by van Zuuk

By: Rebecca Byers - Jun 12, 2015
References: dezeen
Located in the Dutch city of Almere, this elegant pier was designed by architect Rene van Zuuk at Weerwater Lake. Designed in the shape of a wave, the pier is designed in a way that it portrays movement and is 200-meters long, curving at the end.

The pier is close to the PIT Safety Museum, which hosts exhibitions relating to emergency services and is able to have the museum's boats docked to it.

The city of Almere itself, where van Zuuk resides, is built on a reclaimed landmass, with the design of the pier referencing this. The design also references the navigation lights on a boat that indicate direction. Notably, Almere was selected as the host of the 2022 World Horticultural Expo.