The concept for the marina is defined by an undulating promenade, where the marina’s facilities occupy the spaces beneath the elevated portions and we designed pavilions with different characteristics that provide the programmatic core of the project. In the commercial zone, 2000 m2 of shops, cafes, and a small grocery store are placed in separate pavilions that generate activity between themselves and define the lively space beneath the promenade.
In order to spread the social experience of shopping across the site, 500 m2 of small shops and kiosks are distributed along the elevated promenades. The yacht club and pool are also situated under an elevated promenade and broken into two enclosed volumes on the ground level to allow for the free passage along the marina promenade to the quays. It is comprised of changing rooms, a gym, a kids area, hospitality facilities, and a cafe/juice bar.
The marina facilities are located to the northern end of the site and are comprised of a 4,000 sqm yard, with a capacity for 120 boats in a dry stack system and a state-of-the-art boat workshop, which is equipped to handle 25 meter yachts. The harbormaster’s tower is located in a curved volume overlooking the marina’s boat entry/exit point to the sea. The curved volume houses the equipment and meeting facilities with a panoramic view of the whole marina. The marina’s facilities also include crew service spaces, such as a gym, showers, laundry, and business center, as well as office space for the local authorities.
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|Size||120.000 m2||Client||Fondo Nuove Infrastructure (FNI)||Status||Ongoing 2008|
|Location||Albenga||Team||MASS, Bovis Land Lease (BLL), JDS, James McBennett|
|Creative Authorship||Julien De Smedt||Project Leader||Andy Vann||Project Team|