A Pier in the Lake competition occurred in Tirana, Albania, where many of our team members reside, and challenged designers to propose an idea based on the concepts of non-normativity and uncertainty. The call was to design an installation on Farka Lake inspired by these notions.
X-Identity produced a design, renderings, and presentation boards depicting a structure that allowed for a journey around and across the lake rather than a traditional pier. The structure surrounded the lake while also incorporating a bridge across the water as a connector, making existing park and commercial spaces more accessible. The bridge was elevated over the lake to allow for sightseeing, and featured an enclosed space capable of housing a stage for events, or dock for boat travel. The structure was covered with landscaping wherever it touched land, creating a floating effect.
X-Identity merged ideas from all involved team members, developing bonds amidst the creative endeavor. We took first prize.