Floating cities: our future is on the water

MARIN is working together with the social enterprise and collaboration platform ‘Blue21’ to create a floating city. MARIN starts open innovation projects to stimulate new developments at sea, and one of these projects is helping to develop a floating city concept.

The idea is to use standardised triangles that are connected in the middle of each side. Using this method a semi-flexible surface can be made and various island configurations are developed. However, the challenge is to understand the physics of the island’s behaviour in waves. Taking this idea, MARIN wants to push the limits and see if there are possibilities to design floating cities in waves.

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June 16, 2017
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