British practice BACA beats the Dutch in their own waters
Kees Christiaanse Architects and Mecanoo were among the runners up in the competition to design 80-100 floating, amphibious and flood-resilient homes.
The floating units are single lightweight timber-frame houses built on buoyant platforms while the amphibious three-storey units rest on ‘concrete buoyancy decks’ which rise with flood water.
The resilient units have secondary decks above ground level that allow for escape during floods.
The scheme is due to complete in 2009.