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.
Cite: Moreira, Susanna. "Between Water and Land: 10 Projects of Promenades and Waterfronts" [Entre a água e a terra: 10 projetos de passeios e orlas marítimas e fluviais] 31 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. (Trans. Duduch, Tarsila) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/950344/between-water-and-land-10-projects-of-promenades-and-waterfronts> ISSN 0719-8884