We recently reported on a planned timber skyscraper in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and now another impressive sustainable project is coming to the city too, courtesy of Powerhouse Company.
Floating Office Rotterdam (FOR) is a green-roofed, solar-powered office-on-the-water that’s due to begin construction soon.FOR will be located in Rotterdam’s Rijnhaven port and will serve as a new headquarters for the Global Center on Adaptation, which aims to prepare communities, cities and countries for the disruptive effects of climate change.
Its commission is led by former UN-Chairman Ban Ki-moon, Bill Gates, and Managing Director of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva.The floating building will be prefabricated and made primarily from wood. It will consist of three floors which will have overhanging roofs to create shade for its generous glazing. In addition to the offices, the building will also host a restaurant with a large outdoor terrace and a swimming pool.