Andrew Burges Architects (ABA) has been commissioned to reimagine and add to the famous Sydney Harbor. With climate change and accessibility in mind, the architects have created a unique floating pool scheme for public recreational use.
The Harbor faces a flood threat due to all the mid-century additions and high rises added to the Harbor throughout the years. Rather than building directly on land, the architects chose to design a floating volume attached to the ground by a floating pathway.
The architecture firm has offered up its rendering and templates to Sydney's mayor's office, which consists of a circular volume floating on the river and attached by a walkable entranceway. Clover Moore, Mayor of Sydney, explains "the vision rests on improving water quality" and making the waterways safe for recreational use.
Image Credit: Andrew Burges Architects