Pivoting pier to rebalance Inverness’s cultural scene
September 9 2015
Highland Council have commissioned the idiosyncratic social space and viewing platform as a means to bolster the city’s cultural credentials and a focal point for the riverfront.
In their design statement KBHT observed: “The mechanism tilts slowly as the crowd gathers on the pier, and stops just above the water level. From an outlook onto the river and back to the city, it transforms into a platform just over the river when enough people come to use it.
“The tilting mechanism can be restrained to not come down further than a certain level during high water events or locked in a up position during extreme events.”
Three potential sites for the dynamic structure have now been shortlisted with a planning application expected next month.
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