Citizen participation in design of floating houses

Date: November 2010
Client: Municipality of Delft
Place: Delft

The city of Delft is planning to develop floating houses in the Harnaschpolder, a new neighbourhood close to Den Hoorn. Six houses will be realized in a water retention area. The municipality of Delft cooperates with DeltaSync and future residents in the design and realisation of this project.

Collective private development is an alternative to large scale real estate development. The involvement of the future residents in the development stimulates quality and variety in urban development plans. In this project DeltaSync has been hired to assist the future residents in the design, and to advice on sustainability and technical floating construction issues. A strategy has been developed with building principles and restraints, subdivision plans and solutions for access and parking.  In December 2009 a group of buyers have been selected.