Werkhaven Waternet // Amsterdam, Netherlands
Werkhaven Waternet // Amsterdam, Netherlands

Werkhaven Waternet // Amsterdam, Netherlands
Werkhaven Waternet // Amsterdam, Netherlands

Werkhaven Waternet // Amsterdam, Netherlands
Werkhaven Waternet // Amsterdam, Netherlands

Werkhaven Waternet // Amsterdam, Netherlands
Werkhaven Waternet // Amsterdam, Netherlands

Werkhaven Waternet // Amsterdam, Netherlands
Werkhaven Waternet // Amsterdam, Netherlands

Werkhaven Waternet // Amsterdam, Netherlands
Werkhaven Waternet // Amsterdam, Netherlands

Werkhaven Waternet // Amsterdam, Netherlands
Werkhaven Waternet // Amsterdam, Netherlands

Werkhaven Waternet // Amsterdam, Netherlands
Werkhaven Waternet // Amsterdam, Netherlands

Werkhaven Waternet // Amsterdam, Netherlands
Werkhaven Waternet // Amsterdam, Netherlands

Protection and maintaining the waterways of Amsterdam

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DERECO Impuls 2

In addition classical grounded buildings ashore, Attika Architekten from Amsterdam also like to develop floating constructions, a case in point being the “Werkhaven Waternet” located in Amsterdam’s former docklands. It was designed for the Waternet company, whose purpose is to protect and maintain the waterways of Amsterdam. As a consequence, sustainable construction and an environmentally-friendly energy supply were a top priority for the design of the house. The floating building has the look of a freight container and blends in smoothly with the overall port atmosphere. It was realised as a thatched timber frame construction – in other words, from materials that are environmentally compatible and fully recyclable. Situated on top of a hollow concrete body and adjacent to freshwater containers, the upper floors accommodate offices and a cafeteria. “Werkhaven Waternet” is the largest floating building in the Netherlands covering 875 sqm of gross floor space.