A lot of Rotterdam inhabitants and visitors do not know what is happening in the Port of Rotterdam. Nevertheless, the Port of Rotterdam is taking the lead when it comes to important developments. Mothership was asked to make one of these vanguards more visible.
Dolphins 83 is a berthing place in the Caland channel at the peninsula of Rozenburg. Soon, one of the biggest LNG carrier will be berthed here. LNG is a clean fuel that will be used in the transition of fossil fuel to newer fuels. For the Port of Rotterdam, we have developed a remarkable object to create more attention for this development.
Our inspiration came into being from the port itself: the people and the materials. Less and less people are visible working at the port, but indispensable are the rowers. They are still the people who accomplish the handwork by berthing of giant carriers. The twined cords they use can be found again in the spiral staircase, which are heading to the viewpoint of the object. A viewpoint of a 22- meter- high recycled bollard that replicates the ones which are still used in the port. The recycling of this bollard stands for the pursued sustainability of the Port of Rotterdam.
At the 16-meters-high terras, an information panel is placed which gives information about the view, LNG, sustainability and other subjects concerning the port activities.