From the 17th to the 23rd of April, Azimut Yachts will present “The Sea Deck,” the floating installation that recounts the desire to go beyond the expected and – as with the yachts of the Seadeck Series – rediscover contact with nature. It is both an emotional walk on the water and a journey to discover the route traced by Azimut to protect the sea.
In the nautical world, Azimut has realized the ideal of returning to nature: the Shipyard was the first to combine technological solutions to reduce environmental impact with stylistic and design innovations aimed at breaking down the barriers between inside and outside to embrace the sea once again. The symbol of this approach is the new Seadeck Series, the first hybrid Series of motoryachts for families, which will achieve a 40% reduction in CO2 emissions in an average year of use compared to a traditional flybridge boat of similar size.
The new Seadeck Series, epitomizing this philosophy, has inspired AMDL CIRCLE, the multifaceted studio founded by Michele De Lucchi, in the creation of “The Sea Deck”, a floating promenade on the Darsena, designed in collaboration with Azimut to bring the experience of the ancient navigable waterways back to the city of Milan and offer visitors a new perspective on enjoying the water from a unique point of view near Leonardo da Vinci’s historic canal. The project was designed to re-propose the same revolution that Azimut has introduced in the nautical world, inviting you to embark on a journey to discover the technologies developed by the Shipyard to reduce environmental impact and to share a moment of return to nature, which is the essence of navigation.
The installation reinterprets the expansive stern terrace found on yachts of the Seadeck Series: once on board, visitors will be able to walk – strictly barefoot – along the ring, suspended above the water, to the center of the Darsena and satisfy that desire to “go further”, the part of Azimut’s pioneering DNA that nourishes sea explorers. Along the way, cantilevered terraces referencing the openable “wings” of Seadeck yachts host interactive stations that reveal the stages of the Shipyard’s path to reduce emissions and energy consumption. In the evening, the LED lighting evokes the same emotions as boat lights shimmering on the water.
The installation created by Azimut in collaboration with AMDL CIRCLE and Michele De Lucchi has the patronage of the Municipality of Milan for the values of sustainability and circularity according to which it was created. The Seadeck Series combines technological solutions with the use of natural, recycled and recyclable materials. AMDL CIRCLE looked to these in defining this project for the fuorisalone: as on the yachts of the series, the traditional teak is replaced by cork, an effective and more sustainable alternative, and the decking of the installation is made of recycled and ground bottle corks, which will then be transformed again into insulating material for architecture, further reducing its environmental impact.
From the first step onto cork, the ancient material symbolic of the Mediterranean, visitors will enter another world, an unprecedented place for sharing urban space and reconnecting with the most powerful and regenerative of elements, water. Azimut, AMDL CIRCLE and Michele De Lucchi are meeting the visitors of Milan Design Week near the Leonardo canal from the 17th to the 23rd of April to discover, in this unusual relaxation space, a new connection with the waters of the historic Navigli.