The Dutch Swimmer reaches the Lincolnshire Coast
Superblue's shortlisted entry for the Structures on the Edge competition is the Dutch Swimmer, a new structure at Huttoft on the Lincolnshire coastline.
The Dutch Swimmer Coastwatch Kiosk (Parking on the Edge). The coastwatch kiosk looks across to it’s neighbour and is called the Dutch Swimmer. The aim of the piece is to reflect storytelling and imagination. This will be communicated through it’s illustrated look and stage like appearance that should intrigue and enhance people to get out of their car to discover more about the piece. One side will be an illustrated silhouette and the other side will be a look out point of 180 degree of the sea for the Coastwatch volunteers. Thus creating a fun, dynamic and functional piece. Other element include two look out positions and flagpoles. As people get out of their cars to discover more and interact with the piece close up they will discover further illustrated details, for example in the interior of the kiosk, that related to the Dutch Swimmer adding an extra layer of discover and intrigue. This element will be designed further with input from the coast watch volunteers allowing them to participate in the storytelling and curiosity the piece as well as discussing and incorporating the requirement needed in the space to allow it to function for their needs. The Coastwatch Kiosk will provide a visible marker on the coast line. It is a landmark as you drive to the coast, as you explore the coastline by walking or swimming or far out at sea. In the future perhaps The English Swimmer Coastwatch kiosk could be built on the Netherlands coast adding to the story of the piece and embracing and celebrating both coast lines..