A construction project called “floating residential area” is located on a side channel of the Ij in Amsterdam Noord. The project will consist of 30 water lots and a total of 46 households. It has already been named the most sustainable floating residential area in Europe and only sustainable materials are used.
Another aspect, especially relevant to the Netherlands, is the safety of the structures during periods of high water – considering floods or possible future complications in that regard.
The creators are the Dutch architect group Lotus, who are experts in the field of floating constructions in the Netherlands and the involved construction company Van Middendorp stands for building sustainably.
Additional info can be found on the website of the Schoonschip Foundation,