An agent nurturing public and civic life
Flooding along the riverbanks is one of the major problems for the city of Manaus in Brazil as the levels of the Amazon River greatly vary between the dry and rainy seasons. As a solution, the project proposes to transfer the activities currently on the fragmented waterfront to a floating platform in the river.
A large roof offers protection from sun and rain. The reforestation of the river edge and the creation of a retention lagoon are part of a strategy to delay flooding. The platform, linked to the dry land by footbridges, is used both as a harbor and market – a meeting place connecting the activities of the river with those of the city.