The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) will move its new headquarter into the Floating Office Rotterdam (FOR). This one-of-a-kind project will be a paragon of state-of-the-art sustainability measures.
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A next step for the GCA
The GCA is a leading global knowledge center that supports countries, organizations, and companies with knowledge and counsel concerning climate change. The Commission is led by Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Kristalina Georgieva, CEO of the World Bank. The Center builds on, improves, and accelerates breakthrough solutions that catalyze transformation at scale and at speed. This fits seamlessly with the central thought of the Floating Office Rotterdam design, developed by RED Company.
Co-founder of RED Company, Nanne de Ru:
Circularity and Sustainability
The FOR aims for the moon
The mission to manage the effects of climate change are embraced by the GCA, the city of Rotterdam, as well as RED Company. In order to achieve this, a sustainable and circular building is designed. The building is circular since the structure can be disassembled. Moreover, the use of timber as the main building material reduces the carbon footprint significantly. The office will be self-sufficient and energy-neutral thanks to 800 m2 of solar panels and the use of water from the Rijnhaven for the cooling of the building.
The water has never been closer
In a city such as Rotterdam, where water plays such a vital role, Floating Office Rotterdam makes the Rijnhaven more tangible than ever before. This is achieved by a large outdoor terrace and floating swimming pool, which make this project unique in every sense of the word.
Together, the following parties work on the groundbreaking Floating Office Rotterdam, where they adapt to the social, economic, ecological, and technological trends concerning climate change.
- Developer RED Company
- Architecture Powerhouse Company
- Project management DVP
- Engineering floating element Bartels & Vedder
- Engineering wood structure Solid Timber
- Consultancy DWA