Wednesday, 4 July 2012

OSA transform Piccadilly Basin into water park

Artists and architects OSA have recently helped to transform an area of Manchester during the Olympic Games through the project Atelier [zero].

Atelier [zero] took the form of a design competition that brought together architecture students from Manchester School of Architecture and Ecole Speciale d'Architecture to design and realise the project, which aims to 'inspire play'.

According to the press release:
'The project acts as a platform for social exchange....Opportunities to take part in Atelier[zero] include rowing sessions on the basin, basketball, new sporting activities and a chance to occupy/take ownership of Olympic village accommodation.'

I'm not sure where the swan pedalo features in the Olympics but hey, it looks like fun. Possibly even more fun than actual sport.

The project launched on 23rd June and will remain in place until September 2nd 2012. Activities are for all ages and all events are free of charge.

You can watch a promo video here: and there are some nice time lapse vids too:

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