Foss Waterway Seaport by Olson Kundig Architects

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American practice Olson Kundig Architects are renovating a historic dock building in the port city of Tacoma, reinforcing the existing structure and suspending boats from a newly added roof.

Foss Waterway Seaport by Olson Kundig

The Foss Waterway Seaport will house a range of educational and leisure facilities focused on Tacoma's maritime heritage and also offer water-based activities.

Foss Waterway Seaport by Olson Kundig

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The mission of the Foss Waterway Seaport is to celebrate Tacoma’s rich maritime heritage — past, present, and future.

Foss Waterway Seaport by Olson Kundig

The renovation of the historic Balfour Dock Building will begin with a new roof and seismic reinforcement.

Foss Waterway Seaport by Olson Kundig

The goal of “new Seaport” is to emerge as Puget Sound’s premier maritime education and recreation center where families, students and entire communities come to discover, explore, work and play with on–the–water activities.

Foss Waterway Seaport by Olson Kundig


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  • kolohe

    just hanging some miscellaneous boats off of the building as a recount of a rich maritime history? nailed it! bravo!