OUR FLOATING SOLUTIONS FROM ICELAND TO AUSTRALIA
What would be a better to tell you what our floating solutions are about than to present the projects we have been designing and delivering around the world? We have long experience in various floating construction projects, from floating commercial properties to well-being oases as well as individual swimming pools to restaurants. The projects often take several years before final hand-out as real estate projects often do. There are several different floating sites being under the development process all the time, from the large floating residential areas to different kind of pool projects – public and private. Here we have gathered few short reference stories for you, both from the design point of view of design and the project as a whole.
FLOATING PADEL – FLOATING PADEL FIELD
Padel is gaining popularity. We at Bluet thought, it is time to have a possibility to enjoy padel in floating surroundings as well.
For this project Bluet® Modular Concrete Foundation was used as a base for a floating field, which was customized to fulfill the needs of the floating padel court.
As Bluet® Modular Concrete Foundation is designed to be multifunctional and is suitable to the needs of various sports activities in addition to the padel, and also enables a later expansion of the operations
Floating Padel fields come in three different sizes and models, Premium, Basic and Padel Small – to suit different uses, field sizes and locations.
The first floating padel field has been implemented in Espoo, Keilaranta Marina in September 2021.
Inre Hamnen, Norrköping Sweden
Inre Hamnen Norrköping is a project where a whole new area is being constructed, including apartments, streets, parks and a 700 m long quay with jetties and floating pools. Bluet is working together with NCC Norrköping and the City of Norrköping to create new floating facilities to this new-development area.
Bluet is in charge of the floating areas including overall technical design and delivery plan for Bluet®Floating infra and Bluet®pools The floating project consists of three separate floating platforms which include two swimming pools, a sauna and a boat dock
Production begun in August 2022 and swimming site will be ready by the end of May 2023
NCC and the city aims to have all facilities open by summer 2026
Floating pool project, France
The floating pool project is part of a new development project , where the pool unit is going to be part of
new luxury hotel area. Floating pool unit consists of heated swimming pool , a sun deck , a technical space under the deck and a utility building. Heated pool is a Bluet ® barge pool , overall size being 300m2 and it will be used year round. The floating platform includes outdoor showers and footbaths as well as Utility building with changing rooms and showers for visitors. The pool will open along with the hotel by summer 2024
Project pictures will be updated when the project becomes public.
Panko – Nordic Vibes In One
Panko is the first and original concept which combines Scandinavian design, timber construction, sustainable solutions, authentic sauna, Nordic flavours and splendid experiences into one.
Panko provides ready-made solutions and made-to-order products (Panko Bar, Panko Kitchen, Panko Sauna and Panko Smoke Sauna) for the global market. These high-end Panko products can be established for hotels, real estate developments, marinas, golf resorts, travel hotspots etc.
Bluet cooperates with Panko jointly taking care of waterfront development, technical solutions, construction and project implementations.
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Korkeasaari Zoo, Finland, floating pool for animals
One of our custom pools is a multi-purpose floating pool for animals, that was designed for Korkeasaari Zoo in Helsinki, Finland. About 3,2 m deep and 20 x 20 m wide steel pool was originally intended for a Saimaa ringed seal, and it actually holds three pools in one. In addition to the main pool that can be emptied separately, there is a feeding corner, and a covered nest. Landscaping imitates the natural environment with cliffs, “island”, and plants, and the 3-meter wide viewing area runs around the pool.
The floating pool is modular and can be extended, transported by truck and assembled in the water. For Saimaa ringed seal, the pool would use and filter fresh water from the water supply network, but filtered sea water can also be used and either circulated in the system or released back to the sea. Due to the coronavirus, the plans to build the pool to Korkeasaari are on hold at the moment.
If you need any kind of pool for a zoo, get in touch and we create one specific to the animals’ needs.Read more
Jyväskylä harbor, Finland, re-design and future functionalities
Lutakko harbor area next to the city center in Jyväskylä has not been utilized to its full potential. The city’s wish is to gather new ideas for the area as well as improve the functionality of the harbor among its different users. Bluet took on this challenge, re-arranged the harbor and envisioned versatile services for the area, that will turn it into Jyväskylä’s main attraction with something for everyone. As a result, the future vision of the area boasts a better functioning and safer marina, lighthouse, water sports center, swimming pool, and a clear order for different vessels from restaurant ships to sauna boats. We paid special attention to the recycling opportunities for old pier structures, and we also drafted new harbor regulations. The work continues with cost calculation to support the city’s decision-making process. The plan was made in cooperation with architects of OOPEAA.
City of Loviisa, Finland, floating block master plan
City of Loviisa is preparing for the 2023 housing fair to be held at Kuningattarenranta bay area. As a part of reinventing the area for the new zoning plan, Loviisa wanted something special for the waterfront and in spring 2019 they turned to Bluet for a vision of what it could be. We made a preliminary study to find out the possible solutions for the future.
Bluet’s idea consists of 9 floating houses, a floating pool, and a marina for 40 boats. The feasibility study included a technical water area study and a master plan for the floating area, as well as a preliminary cost calculation.
Fjällbo park, Finland, pier and swimming pavilion
As a part of efforts to bring more recreational activities to lake Tuusulanjärvi, the City of Tuusula has ordered a pier and a swimming pavilion to Fjällbo park.
Earlier in 2019 Architects Huttunen-Lipasti won a competition with their design ”Pliplap”. Bluet is responsible for the technical design and the delivery of the pier and the pavilion. This project was completed in August 2019.
Watch a short drone video of the Tuusula swimming pavilion.Watch a short drone video of the Tuusula swimming pavilion.
Harstad floating swimming arena
Grottebadet – a company that already has a spa in the City of Harstad in Norway – is planning to build a floating outdoor swimming pool for both residents and tourists to enjoy. Bluet has made a concept design for the project, which includes a 25-meter heated pool for year-round use, a children’s pool as well as a place to dip into the sea. The wooden exterior hides a sauna, dressing rooms, showers, toilets and staff facilities. a glazed area protects from the colder weather and the deck has place to enjoy the sunny days.
The total evaluated investment is 3 -3,5 million euros, and about 30 000 people are expected to visit the pool in a year. Schedule: open, permitting phase ongoing
Kuopion Saana, Finland, swimming pools
The tourism center Saana was opened in May 2019 in Kuopio’s Bellanranta. Kuopion Saana offers versatile experiences by the lake Kallavesi while taking into account the unique location and tourism needs of the area. Bluet has delivered three pools to Saana, that are surprisingly on land this time: a heated infinity pool and a hot tub outside, and a jacuzzi for the inside space. Bluet was in charge of designing the three pools, pool-related water treatment systems, and the supervision of the design.
Allas Sea Pool Turku, Finland, floating culture spa
In March 2019 Bluet’s important partner Töölö Urban won a competition for a plot in the Aurajoki river in Turku. The winning concept is called “Kaarna” (bark in Finnish) and Bluet has designed it’s floating structures. The plan is to build a 120m x 20m floating platform that hosts a 25m heated main pool, a children’s pool, plus a river water pool. It will also have saunas, dressing rooms, restaurant, multi-use space for example wellness classes, and a large terrace that can also be used in outdoor concerts and movie nights.
The project now moves forward to the zoning phase, and the spa could be opened to public in 2025. As the project progresses, Bluet will be responsible for technical design, design supervision, and technical implementation.
City Of Oulu, Finland, water permit application
City of Oulu has hired Bluet to take care of the planning work regarding the relocation of Meritulli guest harbor. Special permit arrangements include the application for environmental permit from the Regional State Administrative Agency (AVI) and requests for an opinion by Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre). The work is related to the area development project in Kiikeli, and will be executed during spring 2019.
Vök Baths, Iceland, thermal spa
Egillstadir in Iceland has year-round thermal baths. The pools are floating in an inland lake, providing in total 160m² of swimming and relaxing space in a water heated with geothermal energy. Vök Baths spa opened in July 2019.
In this project Bluet was responsible for designing the pools, design supervision, pool technology, installation and site supervision during the construction phase. We have also delivered the pools in cooperation with our partners.
Melbourne Docklands, Australia, leisure center
This is a real estate development project in collaboration with local partner Lyons USA. A 9800m² floating leisure center would have pools, amphitheater, restaurant, spa, and other facilities.
Bluet has been in charge of the assistance of the local team with technical designs and studies, authority negotiations, concept design, and pre-engineering design works for permitting and investment decision purposes. The final schedule has not been decided yet.
Meripaviljonki, Finland, engagement of a floating terrace
Floating restaurant Meripaviljonki in the bay of Eläintarhanlahti in Helsinki will be expanded in the summer of 2019 with a floating terrace. The 200m² terrace has a kiosk with bar and toilet facilities and room for 150 customers.
Bluet is in charge of special design of the engagement and installation. The challenges in this project relate to the form of the terrace and its accessibility. The building and the terrace have been constructed by our partner Europlan Engineering.
Savilahti, Finland, floating leisure center
These floating leisure and business units to serve students, residents, and tourist in Kuopio are one of Bluet’s development projects. The area would include facilities for watersports, other sports, restaurant, saunas, and small pools for year-round use. The zoning material was delivered in the spring 2018 together with the City of Kuopio, and the project is now in zoning and water permit application phase.
Bluet is in charge of the real estate development works during the planning reservation as well as investor scout, the design and project planning works, zoning materials project management, authority negotiations, water area permits, and design and delivery of the floating infrastructure.
Allas Sea Pool Oulu, Finland, floating sea bath
Allas Sea Pool Oulu will be the second one of it’s kind. Much like its “mother project” Allas Sea Pool Helsinki, it will be a place to enjoy the urban city feeling in the active city area on the waterfront. The site will have saunas, heated pools, sea water pool, restaurant, and areas for co-working and wellness activities. And as in Helsinki, we believe the new spa will become a living room and the place to visit and enjoy for the tourists and habitants.
Bluet has been responsible for the design and engineering works of the floating area with pools and other facilities and overall project management. We have also applied an environmental permit for the pools from Regional State Administrative Agency (AVI). The aim is to open the project in the summer of 2023.
Blue park, Sweden, floating pool ensemble
In 2021, Gothenburg will be celebrating it’s 400th anniversary. With such a great anniversary, you of course need something in a large scale to celebrate! Jubileumsparken is a previously built place that brings the city closer to the water, and now the city wishes to develop this area. The plan is to build a large scale floating pool with saunas, diving platforms, and other activities and a smaller pool for children.
In the pre-design and study phase Bluet is responsible for the pre-engineering and pre-design work, special technical designs, and consulting and supervision of the permitting process. The project will be ready before the big 400th anniversary celebration.
Ahdinallas, Finland, floating golf range
Ahdinallas golf range in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki, is one of Bluet’s own development projects in cooperation with Royal Center and City of Helsinki. The idea is to build a a year-round floating golf range, mini golf and small spa pool area with cafeteria and social facilities for the spa hotel.
Bluet has the planning reservation for the water area and is in charge of the investor scout as well as the design and project planning works. In the future we will also deliver the floating platform. Project is now in a zoning, pre-design and pre-study phase. Implementation will happen approximately in 2022 due to city land works and hotel construction timetable.
Osuuskauppa Hämeenmaa, Finland, floating restaurant
Bluet, together with Osuuskauppa Hämeenmaa and City of Lahti, is investigating the possibility to build a floating restaurant to lake Vesijärvi in Lahti. The restaurant would fit 200 people not counting the outdoor terrace area. Also other activities are planned to be joined with the restaurant: swimming pools, saunas and even hot tubs. In total the size of the floating platform would be about 1800m².
The Bluet team has been in charge of the overall consulting works with concept design and preliminary technical design works for zoning and investment decision purposes.
Engelinranta, Finland, floating restaurant
Engelinranta in Hämeenlinna is an evolving area where commercial floating solution is bringing visibility, new businesses and activities to the waterfront area. Bluet is providing a floating solution to the area, that will enable different activities for the residents and visitors of the area. Now coming to Engelinranta is, for example, a restaurant and a wellness/waterpark center, that can be modified and expanded according to the demand and usage.
Bluet is responsible for concept design, operator- and investor scouting as well as design and delivery of the floating platform.
If you’re interested in becoming an operator for a floating restaurant, contact us at email@example.com or +358 30 6363 800. The design will be finalized according to the operator’s needs.
Hämeen Sanomat: Kelluva kahvila avaa Engelinrannan (translated with Google Translate)
Lauttaranta, Finland, floating housing area
Lauttaranta in Hirvensalo, Turku, is a floating residential area that is coming together between 2020-2021, totaling 37 apartments. In this project Bluet is in charge of organizing and overseeing this housing project. We also design, supervise the design process, and deliver the floating infra. Currently we are looking for cooperation partners for the project, so if you are interested in contract work, execution of floating houses or if you are thinking of buying a floating home of your own, please contact us! We will gladly give new owners a possibility to participate in designing their new dream houses.
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. + 358 (0) 30 6363 800
Allas Sea Pool Helsinki, Finland, floating sea spa
In 2015-2016 Allas Sea Pool came together by cooperation of Bluet and Marinetek Finland. It is located in the heart of Helsinki, next to the Market Square and in front of the presidential palace. Allas Sea Pool consists of two heated pools, one sea water pool and a 2700m² sun deck with a lifeguard station. Restaurant and sauna activities are located on the land area. The opening ceremony was held on 1st of September 2016.
Bluet is specialized in floating swimming pool solution designing and execution. Together with out partners we can offer a large scale of pool solutions with different body constructions, adapted for particular circumstances and needs. Many other kinds of services can be linked with the pool, such as golf training range, diving center, football field, café or restaurant, sauna, and even a parking lot.
Verkkosaari, Finland, floating neighbourhood
Verkkosaari is a floating housing area coming to Kalasatama, Helsinki. The city is currently building infrastructure to area. Bluet aims to assemble the floating streets in autumn 2023, house delivery can then begin to site in spring 2024. The project is estimated to be completed during 2024
In this project Bluet is in charge of the overall project development including design, design supervision, design and delivery of the floating infra, and overseeing the project.
Right now we are looking for cooperation partners for the project, so if you are interested in contract work, execution of floating houses or if you are thinking about buying a floating home of your own, please contact us! We would love to give new owners a possibility to participate in designing their new dream houses. Contact us at: email@example.com or + 358 (0) 30 6363 800
Ähtäri Zoo, Finland, floating waterpark
Small floating waterpark next to a hotel and camping center area, to offer activities especially families with kids; floating waterpark will have a water sport center with 150m² sea water pool, diving towers, water slide, sun deck and a small guest marina
Bluet has been responsible for concept design, technical feasibility study, and acquiring the environmental permit from Regional State Administrative Agency (AVI)
Marieviks Udde, Sweden, floating leisure park
Floating services are excellent first stage solutions in developing areas. In Sweden, the City of Stockholm, building companies, and real estate investors together are designing the new Marieviks Udde housing area, where a floating leisure center with children’s playground would bring new charm.
Floating leisure center has a 300m² sea water pool, kids’ pool, cafés, social space and sun deck. Bluet’s role in project has until now included concept desing, architectural design and feasibility study. Project is at city planning stage and we look forward to hearing more about it’s progress soon.
Client: JM AB
Horten, Norway, regional development project
Bluet’s services include area planning that takes into account customers’ needs. An old industrial area located in the Norwegian City of Horten is going to be transformed to residential and business use. Client also had a wish to join a floating residential area with the port. Bluet conducted a feasibility study, that mapped the requirements for the project to proceed, sizes of the apartments, and other services that will serve both residents and visitors of the area.
Project is currently at city planning stage.
Villa W, Sweden, floating home
Marinstaden’s floating home in Sweden is a uniquely designed home, that was finished in December 2015. With it’s 214m², this three storey home offers living space to a family of four, including guest room, living room, sauna, and a rooftop terrace.
In this project Bluet was in charge of concept design, architectural design, technical design, project management, and we also realised the project in cooperation with our partners.
Old Goa, India, floating hotel villas
Bluet’s client is planning a floating hotel resort next to a river. Part of the hotel complex is executed on land, but the client also has a vision of floating hotel villas, that would increase the attraction of the site. Because the river is not suitable for swimming, Bluet also designed a small floating swimming pool with a restaurant that is accessible with boats, to be joined with the complex.
Currently this project is on a permission and funding round.
Meriterranean area, floating aquarium
Ashore in the Mediterranean Sea, a hotel owner/local investor wants to build an unique attraction in addition to a high-class luxury boat marina in front of his hotel. Despite of a waterfront location, the city in question doesn’t have a beach due to dirty water and sea lanes. Project design includes a floating aquarium, swimming pool, open-air bar and other essential services. So far Bluet has made concept design for a floating aquarium with a swimming pool inside it, and a feasibility study for the project.
Project is proceeding in local permitting process slowly but surely.
Gibraltar, floating bathing pavilion
The story of Gibraltar Bathing Pavilion started, when the city of Gibraltar needed a new attraction for both locals and tourists. The area also lacked proper and safe beach swimming possibilities.
In total this floating bathing pavilion is a 3000m² concept that includes two adult swimming pools, jump pool, children’s pool, outdoor excercise area and a playground. The project was executed 2014-2015 with cooperation of our partner Marinetek.
The client was the City of Gibraltar
Espoo, Villa Helmi
Villa Helmi is a showroom build in 2007, and it is a model example of a floor plan for many kinds of activities. This floating house has been used as an office, conference room, apartment, and both club house and ballroom. Villa Helmi is located in Newport dock at Espoo’s Keilalahti, and it is open for rent for diverse use. Read more and see the price list here.