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


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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