Biestebroek ASBL came to us with the idea to create and installation on the water that could work as a pontoon for light nautical activities they wanted to introduce in the canal just in front of their door. We developed a concept for a temporary structure that would touch the citizen’s imaginaries and change their perception of the canal and the presence of the water in the city. The result was an island-kind of platform: an out of scale floating Transat capable of hosting dozens of people. Most of the design decisions were made between the team members in place on a constant exchange with the host institution. By making an open building process on the street lots of passersby, neighbors and others exchanged and even participated on the construction itself. During 9 days we built and raised a 65m2 platform that we then slid all the way down to the water just with the help of some ropes. We then put on some wooden rail ramp we installed to slide the 1ton structure all the way to the water with very rudimentary artisanal techniques.