Lower Trestles

Lower Trestles
with Tobias Klein & Paul Giencke, Eleanor Dodman, Graham K. Smith & Arphenotype

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_:Meandering Jetty

The scheme’s main concept is to integrate a soft and malleable approach between viewpoints, journey and scenic beauty, as well an intelligent and environmentally responsible approach to- wards the natural complexity of the surroundings. The meandering jetty is composed out of a gentle pathway system that imitates the multiple root system of a rhizome. This allows to slowly stroll through the natural reserve on one of the many pathways or to go directly from the entry point to the beach. The pathway is framed by 2 buildings that host the main functions and give shelter as well as educate about the history and natural re- sources. Both buildings are sustainable build out of timber shingles that can be individually replaced and in the forecast of a storm flood the beach buil- ding can be entirely dismantled and stored within the upper pavilion. At the core of this project we believe to live and integrate architecture within nature and accept nature’s geological, biological and dynamic forces. The proposal works inten- sively with the natural contours and envisages structures that excitingly choreographs a thea- trical descent while merely disrupting the ground and the complexity of the flora and fauna.