Kelvin Ko, the DeltaSync intern who just completed his Civil Engineering Masters thesis at TU Delft, was invited to present his research this month at the Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos conference in Hong Kong. His research shows that it is technically feasible to create small floating cities and even floating high-rise buildings of 15 floors at sea, even under hurricane conditions.
Kelvin Ko: “I was a bit nervous at first, because I thought my presentation would be too technical and detailed compared to the other presenters. But I could tell everyone was positively surprised with my presentation because most people had little knowledge about such a concept as a floating city. People reacted very enthusiastically and asked a lot of questions about floating development in general, like what it could mean on a political or economic level. I enjoyed it a lot and think my research increases the attractiveness of floating urban development for cities such as New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.”
Read Kelvin Ko’s research
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