julien de smedt / JDS architects: rimini seascape
julien de smedt / JDS architects: rimini seascape 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.


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

  • It is the most beautiful design for a sea side I have ever seen. I would visit Rimini, just to discover the interaction of the waves with this breath taking “lungo mare”.

    volpina says:

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