DRY DOCK is a circular ship yard being built to house the Sea Ranger Society and other ocean savers. DRY DOCK puts the user first. We use the locally available resources of building materials, (social) environment and expert knowledge. In order to ensure that quality is not sacrificed for the cheapest option, ownership of material gives way to functional service or rental contracts. We don’t own or rent the window, but we purchase the view.
We stir up the conventional (linear) development process. Not only are roles and responsibilities of partners redefined, but values associated with material quality, modularity and cooperation. From the beginning of the design process until the end of service contracts, involvement remains necessary for all parties. Innovative forms of cooperation and integrated design are required to guarantee that needs, concerns and solutions of the various stakeholders are heard and met.
The result is a blueprint of new construction processes, business models and (stakeholder) roles.