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Beach Management Plan: creating appealing public spaces

  • by JW

… transition zones between water and land…


We have rocks beneath cliffs to protect property at Branscombe:

Rock armour at Branscombe beach – Vision Group for Sidmouth


And further down the coast:

Beach Management Plan: rock armour at West Bay, Dorset – Vision Group for Sidmouth


But not at Sidmouth:

Beach Management Plan. Revetment, part 1 – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Beach Management Plan, Revetment part 2 – Vision Group for Sidmouth


It depends how you frame the issue:

Beach Management Plan: Saving Pennington Point – Vision Group for Sidmouth


Perhaps if it were framed as not just throwing a load of rocks at a cliff but creating some imaginative public spaces, that might also create some space for some imaginative thinking.


This is from today’s Arch Daily:


Between Water and Land: 10 Projects of Promenades and Waterfronts

The area surrounding a river, lake, lagoon or sea coast acts as a transition zone between water and land. Therefore, turning the water banks into dynamic and appealing public spaces helps to establish a certain balance between the stiffness of the built environment and the fluidity of water.

Waterfront projects usually take advantage of this connection between the banks and the land to create pathways, but also gathering places which can offer many activities for recreation and resting. We have selected 10 projects of river and beach promenades and waterfronts around the world that use the banks to provide places to stroll and socialize.

Between Water and Land: 10 Projects of Promenades and Waterfronts | ArchDaily



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