FLOATING STRUCTURE

Being an interface between land transport and water transport, the hub should find enough sea depth to host the catamaran. Thus, an optimal solution is to place the station partly in the water. The atmosphere that a floating structure can provide is also very adequate for our theme of water public transport. Feeling the water is important.

The water supports the station, the water is its structure. A very intimate relation between the station and sea occurs and gives a subtle dimension of instability. Metaphorically, the hub can, at any moment, detach itself from the shore and go to the deepness of the sea; “escaping” Lebanon’s inland and threats and fragility, creating a new off-shore identity.

Concrete blocs are the basic prefabricated modules. Post-constrained, they “work” as one big element. This modular system allows a flexible system; enabling ‘growable’ stations, more blocs to host more boats, more people, or, shrinking them by removing modules, become “easy” tasks.

Stations being generic, they can 'exchange' building blocs, depending on their popularity.