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The site consists of a sandy beach and vast open grass covered land surrounded by beautiful nature. A long straight parkway leading down to the beach contributes to a distinct mainline from the entry down to the starting point of the pier.
Designing the new pier has involved consideration about, among others, existing environment and constructions, wind directions, angle of the sun and sea depths. The pier is accessible to everyone and offers space for sunbathing, swimming, resting and walking.
The idea is to create a structure, an artificial landscape, with a distinct walking lane. At certain spots along the lane, there are integrated equipments for sunbathing, relaxing and playing. The pier becomes an extension of the main path and reaches 259 m out to sea. Long ramps are integrated in the pier.
In november 2014 Manofactory won the award “Architect of the Year”, assigned by the Swedish magazine Betong for the design of the new bathing pier.
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Client: The Municipality of Gothenburg
Completion: July 2014
Size: 259 m long, total area of 2550 m2
Photo credits: Manofactory