Basic concept and shape
Yacht point is the ideal place to observe yacht races by providing an exclusive direct experience for up to 40 people. It is designed as mobile platform in particular (but not exclusive) for the 2012 Summer Olympics for races off the costs of Weymouth and Portland.
The shape is inspired by nature, yacht sport and automotive styling. The principle of “touching the water lightly” is combined with the flowing lines of a Riva Yacht resulting in two main styling lines that generate a 3d freeform with two decks and several functional areas.
The visitors arrive via shuttle boat or private yacht in the protected docking area at one of the jetties. They either chose the way to the upper observation deck or use the lower deck to access the indoor observation lounge with bar.
The yacht point is realized with a lightweight aluminium frame-construction, covered with aluminium sandwich panels.
For more details, see the documentation below.
The exterior 3d CAD model is divided in an upper and lower part which are manufactured with a 4-axis cnc router to create forming tools for the following molding process with polystyrene. The frames and smaller 2d parts for the interior model are manufactures with a CO² lasercutter. The models get some paintwork and are placed on a blue reflection pool.