The Citadel: Floating Dutch Apartment Complex

The Citadel: Floating Dutch Apartment Complex

Aaron Able
Aug 6, 2009

Though we've looked at house boats, yachts and floating homes in the past, The Citadel is an entire apartment complex that floats! Part of The Netherlands' initiative to embrace their watery surroundings, The Citadel is one part of the larger New Water development — reclaiming Dutch wetlands, polders and waterways.

The Citadel was designed by Koen Olthuis of Waterstudio and includes "60 luxury apartments, a car park, a floating road to access the complex as well as boat docks."

Just a part of the New Water development, The Citadel is also remarkably energy efficient — the water is pumped through pipes in the structure to regulate temperature.

See the full article and more pictures at Inhabitat | The Citadel: Europe's First Floating Apartment Complex.

Via: ArchDaily and Inhabitat.

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