As you know, Holland is a country that has a long history of inhabiting territories which are below sea level. Large and complex drainage systems have been part of the solutions that these territories have struggled since medieval times.
But now, instead of drainage systems have been new ideas, as this call “New Water”, Which proposes the first housing unit called floating The Citadel. Those responsible for this idea is Ken Oithuis of Waterstudio.
While this office has already developed houseboats, this would be the first apartment complex, all under a philosophy of transforming a current problem into an opportunity. Citadel groove built on a volume of water content called polder, of which there are thousands in this country and the whole house would fit perfectly level changes that occur in these containers.
Citadel will contain 60 luxury apartments, parking (a floating highway vehicles) and some docks for small boats.
Besides the set would use up to 25% less energy than a conventional building techniques due to cooling water and gases that rise in temperature.