Amsterdam, August 2014
Architectenbureau Marlies Rohmer is part of a wider team, assembled by Igloo developers, who have won the competition to design the UK’s first floating development in east London’s Royal Docks.
The design is deliberately not an isolated ‘Village’ but a floating part of London. It was inspired by the Floating Village IJburg, Amsterdam NL. The proposal seeks to demonstrate the potential of the site for (and beyond) the pilot scheme of 50 residential units, whilst integrating an urban mix of associated commercial, leisure, visitor attraction and cultural spaces. The objective is not only to create an attractive destination but a socially sustainable community that can accommodate future change and growth. Carillion Igloo Genesis director Chris Brown: ‘By combining the floating home experience of our Dutch collaborators with our custom built business we hope to make these dreams come true in Royal Victoria Dock for a few lucky Londoners.’