“Although we’ve seen a number of cool floating city designs over the years, Blue 21 stands out among its buoyant counterparts for offering a truly viable solution to the world’s ever-increasing environmental ills.”Read More›
“Rising sea levels and rapid technological progress mean floating cities and ocean urbanisation are closer than ever”, according to FT journalist Nicola Davidson. She tracked down the enterprises worldwide that are “seriously engaged in ocean urbanisation”, including Seasteading and DeltaSync. Read the full article.
Do you ever feel like there’s not much you can do to save our planet? Well, you can. And it’s very simple: by making use of the water. Here are seven reasons why the world needs a blue revolution. And why you have to join it.Read More›
Although winners have already been selected by a team of experts, now is the chance to vote for your personal favorite in Seasteading’s design contest. Cast your vote here and find out who wins the People’s Choice contest!
Voting ends on August 23rd at Midnight Pacific Time.
Boundaries, an international architectural magazine focused on sustainable, socially engaged and humanitarian architecture, has featured the Floating Pavilion in Rotterdam. The article is part of a larger series on movable architecture. The issue is called “Tiny Architectures on the Move”.
You can read the whole article here.
The design contest devoted to the Seasteading Institute’s Floating City Project has come to an end. The winners are announced! The contest was held during the spring of 2015 and was organized by DeltaSync and the Seasteading institute. Participants had to show their ideas for a floating city stationed in protected ocean waters. Two entries tied for first place. They both win $1500.
You can view all the winners here: http://www.seasteading.org/architectural-design-contest/”>http://www.seasteading.org/architectural-design-contest/
Earlier this year a delegation from the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – Young Member Committee visited the Floating Pavilion in Rotterdam. The visit was part of a trip to the Netherlands which offered participants the opportunity to explore the various Dutch hydraulic engineering works that protect our country. At the Floating Pavilion a presentation was given on our Blue Revolution vision.
In the last month Blue21 has been in contact with the Rockefeller foundation. Arranged by the RDC (Rotterdam Centre for Resilient Delta Cities) and the municipality, the members of RDC were invited to give a short presentation on what Dutch companies can contribute on increasing resilience of cities world-wide. During this presentation, two representatives of the Rockefeller foundation, Arnoud Molenaar (Chief Resillence Officer of Rotterdam) and Jose Baptista (Vice President For Platform Service Operations), were present.Read More›
Delft Outlook, the magazine for alumni of the Technical University Delft published an interview with Blue21 co-founder Rutger de Graaf about the BlueRevolution and how floating cities could function as ecosystem. You can read the interview here: http://delftoutlook.tudelft.nl/article/floating-city-ecosystem/