Italian firm Carlo Ratti Associati designed a boat that uses human energy to sail down the Seine River in Paris.
Developed in collaboration with the leading fitness equipment manufacturer Technogym, the non-profit architecture group Terreform ONE and the urban regeneration institute URBEM, Paris Navigating Gym project is a human-powered Gym Boat that cruises along the Seine River by using energy sourced from passengers’ workouts. The Paris Navigating Gym is a 20-meter long fitness vessel that can host up to 45 people. The fitness area features Technogym’s ARTIS machines – a special typology of sports equipment that harnesses human energy and makes it available to further uses.
It’s still in development, but the designers estimate that it could be completed in 18 months.