Karina Czapiewska
director project development
Karina Czapiewska is a specialist in the field of multidisciplinary area development, project management and sustainable development. She graduated at the faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology with a minor in Sustainable Development (TIDO) and is responsible for business development, sales and consultancy on feasibility studies, flood proof area development and living on water. Since she first learned about the possibility of floating cities in during her study she committed herself to realize the first self supporting floating city in the world.

Rutger de Graaf
managing director
Rutger de Graaf is civil engineer and specialist in the field of floating urbanisation and sustainability. He graduated cum laude at the faculty of Civil Engineering of Delft University of Technology. In 2009 he finished his PhD thesis (cum laude) on innovations in urban water management to reduce the vulnerability of cities. He holds a position as Professor Adaptive Construction at the Rotterdam University of Applied Science. At the company he focuses on water management, strategy, innovation and sustainable urbanization combined with floating constructions.

Bart Roeffen
creative director
As principle architect Bart Roeffen was in charge of the design and construction supervision of the Floating Pavilion in Rotterdam. This is considered to be one of the leading floating projects and a milestone in the technological development of floating urbanization. Advanced 3D technology was adopted in order to translate spatial concepts into reality and optimize complex shapes. Roeffen is driven to innovate construction industry in terms of production and sustainable development.


architect and researcher