modular system of floating docks
Izmir shows that massive investments aren't needed to revitalize an urban shoreline.
Transforming a neglected urban waterfront usually takes massive investments and years of wading through red tape. But a new project proves that it's also possible to make meaningful changes on a DIY scale. In an installation built along a barren shoreline in the Turkish city of Izmir, designers created a modular system of floating docks. Held afloat by plastic cubes, the simple wooden docks create new spaces to read, people-watch, fish, and pose for selfies with the water. They're quick to build and can be arranged, Lego-like, in any configuration.