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Floating Home Living Walls Help Build Community in Amsterdam

Living walls designed for a Schoonschip floating home by Joris Bunschoten of the The Vertical Planting Specialist using Florafelt Pockets. Photo dw.com

This spring Joris Bunschoten, The Vertical Planting Specialist, Amsterdam installed three living walls with Florafelt Pocket Panels for a floating house in Amsterdam. The project is called Schoonschip or ‘Clean Ship’. There are thirty floating houses in a canal in Amsterdam to create more new living space for this sustainable floating community.

A future vision for green sustainable communities. Living on the water lets you feel a more immediate connection to nature. Thirty homes float on concrete rafts at Schoonschip in Amsterdam. Architect Jorrit Houwert of +31 Architects is just one of the architects involved who engineers structures according to weight and green materials to work with the constraints of a floating structure. Learn more from this fascinating DW Euromaxx video.

Living walls designed for a Schoonschip floating home by Joris Bunschoten of the The Vertical Planting Specialist using Florafelt Pockets.
Architect Jorrit Houwert of +31 Architects interviewed at Schoonschip Floating Homes in Amsterdam. Photo dw.com
Architect Jorrit Houwert of +31 Architects interviewed at Schoonschip Floating Homes in Amsterdam. Photo dw.com