Y/N Studio have conceived a project to transform a stretch of the Regent's Canal in London into a swimmable commuter route.
The LidoLine would take the form of a clean "basin" inserted into the canal, allowing commuters to swim in safety alongside boats, separated by a three-layer membrane that would filter the water – a system currently being pioneered by the Plus Pool, a proposal for a publicswimming pool in New York's Hudson river.
Key "stations" along the way would provide changing areas and lockers, while City Road Basin would host a large outdoor swimming area, surrounded by sunbathing decks. In winter months, laned-off areas could even be frozen and transformed into an ice-skating route.
AZC architects came up with this brilliant concept in response to ArchTriumph’s ‘Bridge in Paris’ competition, the project invites visitors to engage in a more playful navigation through the City of Romance.