Client: Province of Noord Holland
Status: Design study
Partner: Consortium Composieten & Fonds BKVB
One of the consequences of climate change are growing extremes in minimum and maximum surface water levels. Measures are therefore being taken to be able to store a surplus of water in the landscape. Examples are water storage facilities, compartments and areas that fill up with water as soon as a critical level is attained. By building ‘floodproof’ houses, it is not only possible to store water but also to inhabit these areas. In a regular situation, such a house stands on dry ground. However, as soon as water enters the area, it starts floating. By attaching it to (internal) mooring poles, stability and fixation of the house are ensured.