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Limited space in densely populated delta areas

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The potential of the area is not fully utilized

The area is not optimally managed, used or spatially arranged.

There is a lack of space in densely populated delta regions such as Rotterdam. Areas outside the dikes could be used for new constructions, however this is not yet possible due to the risks of floods.


Floating Pavilion

The floating pavilion, located in Rotterdam, is a floating construction consisting out of three half-spheres. The aim of the pavilion is to increase the awareness about the possibilities of floating constructions. This building technique enables building in undiked areas and reduces the flood risk for buildings.

Foto van het drijvend paviljoen


  • More knowledge about floating constructions
  • The building offers the opportunity to test new innovations regarding to floating constructions
  • The construction is climate-proof, durable and flexible
  • Building is largely self-sufficient


  1. Topic Water safety
  2. Development state 9: Successfully used in operational situation
  3. Setting type Port area
  4. Water type Surface water
  5. Project period 3-12 months