We terraced the island to create different platforms in order to position various programs. For Basel we wanted to design a new leisure area which is both- dense urban space and open parkland. We understand the areas as one city zone so we blended them over each other. The tip of the island is a soft naturally shaped landing for swimmers. Further up the island platforms overlap the naturally topography and lead towards the kly_city northern tip of the island. Thanks to the different terraces the river forms the island in various contour during the seasons.