Steven Holl sure knew how to create an area that encourages you to appreciate the surf and sea as well as make you think of how the ocean and nature impacts our lifestyle. That was the aim of this creation, built in Biarritz, France. The curves and lines of this magnificent place really makes you feel as if you are inline with the ocean and sitting on the crest of the wave (and if it had a smooth walk surface, it would be skaters paradise!)

This is a wow project of 3800 sm and holds exhibition areas, a museum building and plaza area which allows you to sit back and take stock of what is around you. In a way, looking at Cite’ de L’ocean et du Surf, I get the perspective that we are only little humans in comparison to the vast and powerful beauty of the ocean and that gives a humble and sincere feeling I like.

All photographs are from Steven Holl website. Go check out the website for more project photographs.


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