The oldest visible part of the city’s dock system will be transformed to showcase the city’s rich maritime history under plans revealed to the public this week by National Museums Liverpool.
Designed by architect Asif Khan and artist Theaster Gates, preliminary proposals for the city’s Canning Dock include a pedestrian footbridge and an experiential installation on the South Dry Dock.
The dry docks were constructed in the 1760s, and designed for the cleaning and repair of ships. Historic stone coursing, barrel runs, mitre gates, and iron fittings remain on the site.
Created with community partners 20 Stories High, Squash, and Writing on the Wall, the proposals seek to better reveal the significance of the docks through sensitive intervention.
Image Credit: Asif Khan Studio