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Every wave only touches the shore once.

Lifting Wave, Resting Wave & Lighting Wave are three sculptural formations for access, gathering and lighting across Dover's seafront.

The three waves each make contextual reference to place, responding to the environmental conditions of the seafront location; each fulfill social tasks in the form of physical provision and through psychological association; each explore themes at the scale of the city and at the fine scale of construction detail.

By looking for inspiration in the context of Dover as well as the broader context of the sea, and by asking people and the place ‘what it wanted to be’ the Dover Esplanade projects has added something particular to the public realm.

Architects: Tonkin Liu

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