julien de smedt / JDS architects: rimini seascape
feb 12, 2009
julien de smedt / JDS architects: rimini seascape


‘rimini seascape’ by jds / julien de smedt architects
all images courtesy jds / julien de smedt architects

julien de smedt architects have designed a new seascape for the coastal town of rimini, italy.
they have developed the project as an urban filmstrip, a linear sequence of urban frames
all intertwined in a boardwalk of interior and exterior activities. the shape of the plan
follows burle marx’s legendary pattern of copacabana’s boardwalk but re-interprets it in
a three-dimensional way. the powerful and recognisable pattern evokes sand ripples
and sea waves and has the incredible ability to allow both longitudinal and transversal
connections : to facilitate the meanderings of passers-by strolling along the boardwalk
while at the same time integrating the street connections coming from the city. the whole
public concept is covering a large parking facility half a floor underground and therefore
permits to view the horizon and sea without having the feeling of climbing a floor above
the ground. the concept is meant as a sectional solution to the abundance of sheds
and facilities laid out on the beach and blocking the sea view.

http://www.jdsarchitects.com


view of arena boardwalk


view from peninsula


location of the ‘rimini seascape’ project


‘rimini seascape’ – detail


view blocked by beach clubs, hence why the concept is elevated


‘rimini seascape’ bird’s eye view


‘rimini seascape’ bird’s eye view


‘rimini seascape’ detail


‘rimini seascape’ bird’s eye view


‘rimini seascape’ floor plan


‘rimini seascape’ model


‘rimini seascape’ model


‘rimini seascape’ model


‘rimini seascape’ model


‘rimini seascape’ model


‘rimini seascape’ – arena  model


how the ‘rimini seascape’ model was constructed

comments policy
LOG IN VIA
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

product library