Floating Urbanisation

Green Roof

Green Facade (green wall)

Created at: 26 Dec 2021


Prince Harry, European lawmakers and a long list of other dignitaries, urban planners, entrepreneurs and citizens have come to Schoonschip in recent years, curious to see the real-life manifestation of a once sci-fi idea. On visitor’s tours, De Blok has showcased Schoonschip’s patchwork of environmentally-focused social projects: lush floating gardens, tended by the residents and beloved by the water birds; a community center featuring floating architecture diagrams; and a nearby on-land vegetable patch bursting with kale in the winter and zucchini and tomatoes in the summer. But the homes’ industrial-chic design and their immediate proximity to the city, De Blok says, is usually what surprises visitors most

Samenvatting (Dutch description)

Wat is Schoonschip?

Een drijvende woonwijk in het Johan van Hasseltkanaal, een zijkanaal van het IJ in Buiksloterham, Amsterdam-Noord. In deze ecologisch en sociaal duurzame wijk wonen we sinds begin 2020 met 46 huishoudens op 30 arken. De helft van de arken is twee-op-één-bak, de drijvende variant van twee-onder-één-kap. En dan hebben we op één bak ook nog een gezamenlijke ontmoetingsplek gerealiseerd.

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