Barge 2011 Design Competition

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Name
M. McGregor

Firm/Affiliation
UNC Charlotte School of Architecture

City,State/Country
Charlotte, NC USA

Team Members
D. Corte

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A musical playground for all ages, this design incorporated drum-like pipes stacked on top of each other. Visitors would be able to pound on the drums to make noise as well as climb on them.

Name
K. Crowley

Firm/Affiliation
University of Kansas

City,State/Country
Lawrence, KS USA

Team Members
 

Maze of Discovery

A wooden labyrinth and at the end of the maze, the visitor is awarded with a waterfront view at the edge of the barge.

Name
M. Wilson

Firm/Affiliation
Bionic Landscape Architecture

City,State/Country
San Francisco, CA USA

Team Members
C. Nelson

Up Up and Away

This design takes advantage of the cityscape view while being able to lay down. They proposed to install water filled balloons that are large enough for a visitor to lay on. Steam below the barge’s deck would cause the balloons to undulate giving the effect of waves.

Name
J. Singh

Firm/Affiliation
University of Manitoba

City,State/Country
Winnipeg, Canada

Team Members
 

Mimic

Mimic was designed to mimic the ocean and create the illusion of a never ending landscape. This design included covering the barge entirely in sea grass and constructing a hovering platform that would zig-zap over the grass.

Name
B.D. Nayak

Firm/Affiliation
 

City,State/Country
Braintree, MA USA

Team Members
M. Demty

A Floating Stage

This design would create a large oval canopy over the barge. Underneath the canopy is stadium seating and a stage for small performances or movie screenings.

Name
A. Perinelli

Firm/Affiliation
 

City,State/Country
New York, NY USA

Team Members
M. Choot, G. Bruno

Buoyant Barge

A moving wooden deck placed over the surface of the barge. As a visitor walked or jumped the floor would bounce and sway as if it were on top of a wave.

Name
E. Santiago

Firm/Affiliation
 

City,State/Country
Somerville, MA USA

Team Members
D. Jimenez, M. Alvarez, A. Zientek, Z. Toloudi

Zephyrean Fields

This design would use wind, sound, and smell to interact with visitors.

Name
I. Polyakov

Firm/Affiliation
UNC Charlotte School of Architecture

City,State/Country
Charlotte, NC USA

Team Members
A. Taylor, W. Allen

A barge to honor the state flower - the mayflower

This design would have created 2 rows of hanging gardens made up of suspended wheelbarrows. In one row, mayflowers would be planted and in the other row purple loosestrife flowers would be planted.

Name
K. Defer

Firm/Affiliation
University of Manitoba

City,State/Country
Winnipeg, Canada

Team Members
 

Refraction

Refraction is designed to reflect the landscape. By covering the barge in layers of mirrors, the barge’s surroundings are copied and altered.

 

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