We are a social enterprise

We want to inspire and empower land-based cities to expand on the water. We know it’s possible, but we can’t do this alone. That’s why we are not your average company. We are a social enterprise and collaboration platform, meaning you can join us. We need ambassadors who spread the word, experts with relevant knowledge, as well as investors to get things done.

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things we do

WE BUILD ON WATER

WE BUILD ON WATER

From early ideas until building it, Blue21 gets it done. We take concrete steps, deal with obstacles, get decision makers on board, arrange permits and select the right partners for the job.

WE BUILD STRONG PARTNERSHIPS

WE BUILD STRONG PARTNERSHIPS

All kinds of expertise are needed to realize floating projects. That’s why we closely collaborate with international partners in various fields. Like ecologists, lawyers and political decision makers.

WE CREATE AWARENESS

WE CREATE AWARENESS

Global awareness about floating urban development is needed, because we believe it’s the most promising solution to global problems, such as land scarcity and flooding. So we love giving lectures and interviews.

WE DO RESEARCH

WE DO RESEARCH

Technically, a floating city can be build easily. Besides that, innovation in application, legislation, holism and policymaking is needed. We do research ourselves and stimulate it amongst universities worldwide.

Meet our people

Rutger de Graaf <br><i>Blue21</i>

Rutger de Graaf
Blue21

WATER INNOVATION ENTREPRENEUR

Bart Roeffen<br><i>Blue21</i>

Bart Roeffen
Blue21

WATER PIONEER AND ARCHITECT

Karina Czapiewska<br><i>Blue21</i>

Karina Czapiewska
Blue21

WATER PIONEER AND REAL ESTATE EXPERT

Barbara Dal Bo Zanon<br><i>DeltaSync</i>

Barbara Dal Bo Zanon
DeltaSync

ARCHITECT AND RESEARCHER

Meet our other water pioneers

Our DNA

Getting things done is in our DNA. We love to actually do something instead of just talking about it.
That’s why for more than eight years we conceptualize, design, realize and do research on floating projects. We test what works and what doesn’t. And keep on researching, innovating and improving.

In the media

Is our future at sea?

Journalist Sanne Bloemink explores this question in De Groene Amsterdammer. Her article gives an inspiring overview of the blue revolution and seasteading, […]

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National Geographic: 7 Cool Ways Cities Are Thinking Ahead on Climate Change

As part of a series on energy issues National Geographic published a list of innovative ways to deal with climate […]

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Inhabitat: Blue21 offers a sustainable alternative to consumptive societies

“Although we’ve seen a number of cool floating city designs over the years, Blue 21 stands out among its buoyant […]

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FT article 'How ocean cities could become reality'

“Rising sea levels and rapid technological progress mean floating cities and ocean urbanisation are closer than ever”, according to FT […]

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