The 'island station' is comprised of a water sports and cultural center on the power plant of Birsfelden near Ba-sel. Canoeing will be practiced on this newly-built artificial white water course. The complex is composed of a base camp for athletes and a cultural building, including studios, an event hall and a vast culinary area with a restaurant, café and a bar. The buildings are located at the starting point of the white water course. They arise in an opposite direction from the ground, whereas the water channel carves its way into the earth and shapes the island in an entirely new way. The 'island station' is designed to broaden the popularity of canoeing in Switzerland, and at the same time functions as a further attraction for local residents, visitors and enthusiasts.