Gallery: World’s “First Floating Village” Unveiled by Baca Architects a...


Baca Architects and ZM Architecture have teamed up with Floating Concepts to design what has been dubbed the world’s first “floating leisure village” at Canting Docks in Glasgow. The Scottish city—in which the docklands once served as a major industrial hub—has seen significant urban renewal in recent years and the mixed-use floating development could add to the city’s appeal. Plans for the location, which lies just off the River Clyde, include a boat-sharing facility, an 80-100 room pod hotel, single-family homes as well as a cafe and theater— much of which will utilize renewable energy.

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  1. the aquatect February 6, 2015 at 8:01 am

    This is actually a very nice, elegant, project. I’d love to see more of this (type of thing). I was the chief architect at the company in Denmark developing this same concept – and spent a fair amount of time in Manchaster, looking at one of the quays there. We did build “floating villages” here in Denmark. They are fantastic (if I do say so myself :)). Sometime, take a look at Sakskøbing and Nykøbing Sjæland in Denmark to see something which, in a lot of ways, is very similar to this (just on a smaller scale). My last project was a floating hotel in the center of Copenhagen called CPH Living (which is very sucessful today).
    Feel free to contact me if you’d like to talk. And good luck with your future projects.

  2. rdbaca September 18, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Baca Architects are staging a free talk on Thurs 20th Sept at 6.30pm at White Post Quay in London to discuss this development and other Aquatecture projects. For invite/event details pls contact

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