Urban Plunge is a series of fives project that explores the potential for urban rivers to become public swimming spaces. Commissioned by Roca London Gallery and curated by Jane Withers, co-founder of Wonderwater, the exhibition features a series of drawings, models, and photography that illustrate the transformation of these environments and aims to provide people with an exciting perspectives on their city water spaces.
The project features existing and prospective designs for waterways around the world. +Pool, scheduled to launch in 2016, is one of the proposed models. It will be the world's first river water-filtering floating swimming pool, which is set to be built in the middle of the East River between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Other projects include the Copenhagen harbor and London River.
"I am delighted to see that companies like Roca are questioning our neglect of this most vital resource and championing a new water culture. The possibility to change city rivers, from undervalued thoroughfares to places where we can swim, offers amazing opportunities for new urban experiences and wellbeing, as the projects showcased in Urban Plunge demonstrate," said Withers.
Wonderwater is an initiative raising awareness of global water issues and design for a sustainable future.