Article featured in stadszaken proposes floating construction and citizen involvement as the path to creating a water-resistant city. Rutger de Graaf and Roland Goetgeluk, members of the Thinking Tank Floating (Re) building believe that a shift in thinking is the basis for innovative water solutions for the water-resistant city. It’s about resilience, circularity and moving with it. This requires governance strategies with the citizen at the center.Read More›
For the first time, The Hague organised the Volvo Ocean Race Finish, one of the biggest and most innovative sports event in the world. Blue21 was in attendance at the innovation pavilion presenting our vision of solving 21st century urban challenges with sustainable development on water.Read More›
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.Read More›
Blue21 co-founder, Karina Czapiewska was invited to give a presentation about the Blue Revolution at the Blue Week Event held by the Blue Forum in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on 28th of May. The purpose of the forum was to provide an open platform for new Joint Industry Projects.Read More›
The co-founder of the innovative companies, Blue21, DeltaSync and Indymo, Rutger de Graaf-van Dinther, gave a presentation about Blue Revolution at the annual symposium organised by Het Waterbouwdispuut at his alma mater, Delft University of Technology, on May 24th.Read More›
Sunday 22 April Blue21 will host a workshop on floating cities as part of the Two Day Symposium “Which Future?! Rethinking State” organized by the Deutsches Theater Berlin and the Humboldt Forum in Berlin. During the symposium questions will be explored such as: Do we want full employment or full automation? Do we need an unconditional basic income? Do we want the state to be more or less involved in our lives?Read More›
Shedding light on our contribution to new ways of creating more living space, Magazine Factor has published an article on Blue21 and the fact that ‘with floating cities we do not have to go to space to get more space’! Please click here to read the full article.
Nathalie Mezza-Garcia from Blue Frontiers has joined our team during two and a half weeks and wrote an amazing article about her experiences!
Moreover, she perfectly addresses how we, at Blue21, are developing a design strategy for seasteads to help restore the marine environment underneath the platforms, going beyond sustainability. Or as our Bart Roeffen (lead architect of the Floating Island Project) states:
“We need to go from sustainability to restoration because sustainability is not sustainable.”
Please read Nathalie’s full article here!