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Living in the Water
Adjaye Associates

A sunken edge forms a new cultural venue 

Operating within a dense urban context, we have embraced the site’s potential to become a new cultural destination that supplements and supports the adjacent opera house. A playfully sloped truss forms an elevated walkway that offers pedestrians new vantage points onto river and the city. Carved below the truss is a recessed plaza that provides a respite from the nearby density and offers opportunities for informal gathering and relaxation, with a bike path running along the outside perimeter. Finally, a group of floating mid-river dry docks offers dynamic space capable of hosting a range of programming, from galas and dinners to performances projected onto the adjacent opera wall.

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