18-11-2013 TEDxTalk Rutger de Graaf online

This week the TEDx video of Rutger de Graaf was published online. In this video he is talking about the need of floating cities.

Most of the bigger cities in the world are located along the coast. Every day around 150.000 people move to the city. This means that in 2100 4.5 billion people will live in cities. Combined with an ever-growing consumption this means an increase in farmland of 100% already in 2050. Land is lost due to the sea level rise and more land is needed to produce bio fuels. Eventually this means a future land scarcity of 22 million square kilometres, the size of North America.

The solution to this problem? Seventy percent of our planet is water. A lot of cities are located along the coast. New cities can be built on the water and use the waste products of the coastal cities to produce food and energy, for example in the form of floating algae farms.

To watch the whole video, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0deiRRqWLgU


07-06-2011 Symposium Rijnhavenpark

On the 17th of June a symposium will be held about the Rijnhaven park. The Rijnhaven park is an innovative and creative design for a floating city park in the ports of Rotterdam. The vision and plan are developed by students of INHolland, Hotelschool The Hague and Wellantcollege...[more]



24-05-2011 Roadshow innovative water management Waterboard Rijnland

On the 24th of May, DeltaSync gave a Roadshow on 'Water management in the city of the Future', in close collaboration with Tauw and Deltares. The purpose of the meeting was to work on innovations in water management in a creative and inspiring way. Topics discussed included...[more]


19-05-2011 DeltaSync official partner Revolt House

DeltaSync is official partner of the Revolt House, the submission of the TU Delft for the Solar Decathlon. The ReVolt House is designed by a group of students from the TU Delft, as a floating, rotating house that follows the sun to optimize the use of solar energy. It is an...[more]


11-05-2011 Visiting the Floating Pavilion

Also in 2011 it is possible to visit the Floating Pavilion in the Rijnhaven. Untill October the pavilion is open for the public on every third saturday of the month. The opening hours are 12.00 till 17.00. The dates are:

15th of May19th of June17th of Juli21st of August18th of...[more]


11-05-2011 Exposition on Floating Architecture

Rotterdam Info, on the Coolsingel, has opened an exposition on 'Floating Architecture'. In this exposition multiple designs of DeltaSync are shown. De exposition will be on display in May and June. Afterwards it will be shown on other locations in Rotterdam. [more]


14-04-2011 TAB conference June 23rd

TAB is a new concept that improves flexible use of space in time. It is extremely useful for areas in transition or with changing functions, and creates opportunities for climate adaptation and sustainable development.

Join the TAB conference at 23 June 2011. More info (in...[more]


13-04-2011 Expert meeting Floating City

On April 13th, DeltaSync hosted an expert meeting on the Floating City. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the economic, legal, ecological and watertechnical implications of a Floating City. After a introduction by Rutger de Graaf, different topics were discussed in...[more]


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