Saturday, July 4, 2009
Landmark pier one Millstättersee, Carinthia, Austria | Project A01
Barely touching the water surface, the light and elegant Pier One building is located on the Millstätter Lake. The structure seams to be hovering above the water. The building is a small entertainmentcenter with a restaurant and a bar area. Boat shows, exhibitions and related events are planned as a tourist attraction. The building is as well functioning as a boat house and a pier. It opens towards the lake and connects the shoreline through a light bridge construction. The main part of the building features and displays the nautical world, inviting the visitors to experience its variety and richness. Both the restaurant and the bar are close to the exhibited boats and invite to stay. The assigned terraces are separately accessible and offer a stunning panoramic view over the lake. The nearby jumping tower for beach guests is another point of interest for visitors. Roofed by the cantilevered part of the building the floating pier construction receives visitors from the waterside and is the starting point for different boat trips. A speed boat, an excursion boat as well as a little submarine offer a variety of adventures. The main exhibition space can be used for periodic events, exhibitions, concerts and shows thus being an additional attraction for tourists and locals.
design concept: july 2008
work in progress
Text and images: Project A01