Community boat shelter
The project of a community boat shelter we invented in 2017 together with a neighbour cultural association Ferenc Futurista. The spot we found for our project was a meadow next to the river Berounka, where a spa, that consisted just from a beach and wooden changing cabins that already vanished, took originally place. In the same year we gain a grant and collected some funds from locals for a material. Together with a volunteers we built the shelter and adjusted access to the river. We also renovated old rusty gate, that now serves as a decent entrance to the glade.
Design-wise the shelter is a timber construction, standing on four screws for easier removal during floods. To achieve the stiffness necessary for transport and also distant supporting points, we found inspiration in the old type of roofed bridges. The facade consists of painted poles with gaps, that allow visibility of the content, drying, and potential water flow. The space is designed as a rack with 3 floors, each with two parallel roller tracks. The cabin can accommodate 3 canoes, which you can easily pull out from both short sides
Photos: Mikulas Novotny