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Floating Home Living Walls Help Build Community in Amsterdam

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.

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

Life on the water in the city center

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.

Florafelt 12-Pocket Panel Living Wall System