Opportunities for coastal cities

Blue21: Opportunities for coastal cities


Blue21 architect, Barbara Dal Bo Zanon, and co-founder, Rutger de Graaf-van Dinther, gave a presentation at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) on the topic of floating production of energy and food as an opportunity for coastal circular cities.

They explained how we could close the carbon and nutrient cycles and enhance resilience of coastal delta cities by introducing floating development. Barbara firstly presented her paper published in the Journal of Cleaner Production in 2017, and continued to explain how we came to design concepts and brought floating projects to realisation through comprehensive research. The presentation also included our Floating Pavilion in Rotterdam and our sustainable Floating Island Project in French Polynesia.