The floating houses in the Waterbuurt area are accessed by public jetties. Officially only pedestrians are welcome. As the project is located in Amsterdam bikers also use the jetties.
Built on prefabricated concrete piles, these concrete jetties have been designed as public spaces, narrow “streets” that occasionally widen. Under the aluminium deck of the jetties, there is space for cabling and pipes (electricity, sewage, water, gas, glass-fibre, etc.). The meter boxes for the floating homes are also on the jetties. Flexible connections have been created between the meter boxes and the housing, to accommodate the rise and fall of the tides. The jetties are interconnected by bridges that open.
Municipality of Amsterdam
co-engineer, project manager
Andries Laane, VillaNova Architecten, Rotterdam
Van der Vorm Engineering Delft, Delft
7 jetties including cables and ducts (for water, sewage, electricity, gas and glass fibre) for floating homes
gross sq. m.
2,250 sq. m.
IJburglaan and Brigantijnkade, Amsterdam