This one-of-a-kind floating island in Palm Beach, Florida, uses the same technology employed in the construction of submarines to create a beautiful civic space in the middle of the lagoon. Carlo Ratti Associati designed the Currie Park waterfront to sit partly below sea level and include a pool, an auditorium, a water plaza and a restaurant with its own hydroponic cultivations.
The project aims to transform a vacant area on the coast of Lake Worth Lagoon in West Palm Beach, Florida, and create a new complex that includes housing units, retail spaces and various leisure facilities. Visitors will be able to stroll from the West Palm Beach city center directly into the middle of the lagoon and relax on a unique floating plaza.
The project utilizes the technology employed in the design of underwater vessels-a system of responsive air chambers that enable buoyancy. A series of public spaces, including a restaurant serving food made with hydroponically grown produce, a circular pool, an auditorium, and a water plaza.