Archinect - News 2014-04-24T12:36:38-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/55403895/the-badboot-lido-opens-in-antwerp The Badboot Lido Opens in Antwerp Alexander Walter 2012-08-16T14:18:00-04:00 >2012-08-20T20:56:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nj/njxfsnj5gs61tdoa.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you happen to be in Antwerp, Belgium this summer, make sure to check out "Badboot" [...], the world's largest floating open-air swimming pool, which opened this week. At an overall length of 120 meters (394 feet), the lido is capable of receiving up to 600 people at two event halls, a swimming pool and a restaurant with a lounge terrace, which are all open to the public.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/46961408/badboot-lido-coming-to-antwerp-this-summer Badboot Lido Coming to Antwerp this Summer Alexander Walter 2012-05-01T18:15:00-04:00 >2012-05-02T13:44:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/74/74l3h5ghp1m52qub.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the world&rsquo;s biggest floating openair swimming pools will open on the Eilandje in Antwerp, Belgium at the Kattendijkdok in mid-August. The pool, with a total length of 120 meters (394 feet), can accommodate 600 people and consists of a swim basin, two event venues, several floors and a restaurant with a lounge terrace.</p></em><br /><br /><p> 'Badboot' was designed by architect Pieter Peerlings and Silvia Mertens of Sculp(IT) Architecten, known for the narrowest house in Antwerp (remember this incredibly popular <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/74943/showcase-sculp-it-live-work" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Showcase Feature</a>?).</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/5174718/winners-of-the-2011-dawntown-miami-floating-stage-competition Winners of the 2011 DawnTown Miami Floating Stage Competition Alexander Walter 2011-05-04T13:25:41-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i9/i9tza5i0ictmptwt.jpg" width="514" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five winners have just been announced at the 2011 edition of DawnTown Miami. The annual architecture ideas competition seeks to bring creative, innovative, and inspiring new solutions to Downtown Miami and to the City of Miami at large.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Now in its fourth year, <a href="http://dawntown.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DawnTown</a> partnered with a local historic preservation group to help bring prominence to an early piece of Miami's modern architecture period. The competition invited designers to envision a complimenting structure to the Miami Marine Stadium, aiming to make it a great event space once again -- paired with a new <em>Floating Stage</em>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/3437712/future-olympics-a-reusable-floating-venue Future Olympics: A Reusable, Floating Venue Paul Petrunia 2011-04-19T11:06:31-04:00 >2011-04-19T11:06:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p1/p1rrfw9k1gqxfckp.jpg" width="514" height="576" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inspired by artificial structures for marine environments, Burt developed a conceptual array of Olympic facilities, including a stadium, that could be transported along waterways and moored in major port cities.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Michael Burt, professor emeritus of architecture at Technion Israel Institute of Technology, has developed a proposal for a re-usable, floating venue to host Olympics events.</p>