I was perusing through the internet (as usual) when I came a cross an idea which would likely work well if integrated along Biscayne Bay in Museum or Bayfront Parks; the Zadar, Croatia Sea Organ. The premise is simple: holes of varying length, size, and shape are cut into the seawall to create an organ which plays random and somewhat harmonic melodies as the tide and waves crash along the wall. Water, forced into each opening, compresses the air out of a perpendicular opening which thus produces the sound. The Croatian seawall is the centerpiece of the Nova Riva redevelopment plan in Zadar and since its 2005 public debut it serves as a gathering place for locals and tourists to enjoy the breathtaking Mediterranean sunset. The pictures and movies below depict how the organ allows people to interact with the coastal space of Zadar:Click here for the Sea Organ Audio only…

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7 Responses to Museum Park Ideas: Zadar Sea Organ

  1. Andy says:

    Something tells me this would get annoying as shit after ten minutes.

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  2. Gabriel J. Lopez-Bernal says:

    On the contrary I think it could be integrated well with a Museum of Science exhibition and I’m sure someone could come up with a way of “playing” it…

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  3. Sean says:

    This is a great example of what can be when government fulfills its promises to the people to make costal spaces available to all.

    Don’t think it would work here though… not enough wave or tide action. And swimming there? Hmmm…

    Good idea though… great thought.

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  4. Chris Jahn says:

    Yes. YES! This is the kind of thing we need to do with Bicentennial Park. Someplace we can go to interface with Biscayne Bay, to sit back just be.

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  5. Gabriel J. Lopez-Bernal says:

    Yeah, my concern like most things in Miami, is that people will be denied access to the public space. If you want to swim in the bay, why shouldn’t you be able to? If you want to sit on a ledge instead of a bench, why should anyone stop you?

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  6. Anonymous says:

    I don’t think you’ll see a bunch of people swimming in the bay. Also is the organ ada accessible? How would that tie into the future baywalk?

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  7. Anonymous says:

    What’s wrong with swimming in the bay? Plenty of people snorkel in Biscayne National Park. It’s our park and we should have full access to it if we want to.

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