05-04-2011 Graduation project: Affordable sustainable floating houses

Two students from the Avans, University of applied sciences, did their final project on sustainable floating housing. DeltaSync coached them in this project.

The motivation for their research is the combination of a shortage of space for water storage on the one hand, and a shortage of space for living on the other. The lack of space results in high land prices and increasing sustainability requirements increase construction costs. This creates an urgent shortage of affordable housing. They conducted a feasibility study for affordable sustainable floating homes. Their main research objectives were young couples without childeren, who are looking to buy their first house.

The study used a reference property which led to a sustainable design. Eventually it became clear that the initial design had to be modified to ensure the financial feasibility. This study is a first step in achieving affordable housing on the water. Further research will optimize designs for affordable floating housing and will help the process of realization of these houses in the future. 

 

 


11-12-2015 Floating buildings up to 15 floors can withstand hurricanes

New research shows that it is technically feasible to create floating high-rise buildings of 15 floors at sea, even under hurricane conditions.

This is one of the conclusions of our intern Kelvin Ko, who just completed his Civil Engineering Masters thesis at TU Delft. The...[more]


06-11-2015 Rotterdam opens AquaDock

On november 2nd the city of Rotterdam has officially opened Aqua Dock, a brand new hub for waterinnovations.[more]


13-10-2015 Floating Pavilion Rotterdam new original work

(only available in Dutch)

Nadat de rechtbank Den Haag  in kort geding op 24 februari 2010 al had geoordeeld dat het door DeltaSync ontworpen Rotterdam Paviljoen geen auteursrechtinbreuk vormt tegenover onze mede-oprichter Bart van Bueren, heeft de rechtbank...[more]


21-09-2015 Launch Blue21

A new 'social enterprise' has launched. Together with Blue21, we want to start a Blue Revolution. How? By building the world's first floating city, and first city that actually has a positive impact on the planet. Join us and head over to www.blue21.nl[more]



12-02-2015 WAW2015 Exposition

In 2015 the WAW2015 project is being organized. WAW2015 stands for Water Awareness 2015 Solutions. The purpose of the project is to create awareness and to inform people about the world's water challenges. WAW2015 is aimed at finding solutions for these worldwide problems.[more]



08-01-2015 Informatiebijeenkomst Aqua Dock

This article is only available in Dutch

In februari vindt in Rotterdam het Aqua Dock-event plaats. Tijdens dit event wordt onder andere gesproken over Aqua Dock en de mogelijkheden voor organisaties om te kunnen deelnemen. Daarnaast zal de Community of Practice Drijvend Bouwen...[more]


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