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Peninsula - Floating Docks

Peninsula - Floating Docks | Red Dot Design Award

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Montreal is an island surrounded by waterways and numerous parks that are highly frequented throughout the year. Peninsula is a system of floating docks that are non-intrusive and fit easily in the urban landscape. They provide more opportunities to enjoy the city shores. The system can be configured in a cluster along the natural shoreline, thus allowing visitors to enjoy the water access throughout the seasons. It can be adapted for various uses: as walkways for recreational purposes, as floating gardens, and other exterior activities. All kind of accessories can be imagined and added to fit a specific purpose. The design allows the use of an innovative technology developed locally in Quebec – one that uses recovered glass powder as a cement additive, which creates a high-performance material with new physical and mechanical properties: low porosity, higher shock resistance, high chloride-ion permeability and virtually no freeze-thaw deterioration. The lightweight modules interlock and stabilise the overall structure. Its shape has been developed and tested to withstand splashing caused by waves. Steel cables and concrete anchors stabilise the units and keep them in place. This technique has been successfully implemented in the wind turbine and utility industry.

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Credits
  • Institution:
    University of Montreal, GRAD Research Lab, Canada
  • Faculty Advisor:
    Prof. Tatjana Leblanc
  • Design:
    Jean-Benoit Clermont, Tara Harb
Peninsula - Floating Docks | Red Dot Design Award
Peninsula - Floating Docks | Red Dot Design Award