As the correct text is unfortunately not printed, we would like to use this channel to emphasize this special bottom-up project. One of the things that makes Schoonschip so powerful is that the residents of Schoonschip initiated the idea and developed every part of the process. They commissioned Space&Matter to create a smart urban plan and plot passports for the floating houses. The residents have succeeded to create a sustainable infrastructure and community, with help of various experts they involved to support their dream.
We really believe in these kind of bottom-up initiatives to create resilient neighbourhoods and therefore it is important that people understand how such a process works; bottom-up instead of top-down. We loved working together with this amazing group of enthusiasts and we both want to encourage more initiatives like this. Schoonschip started with an open source platform to share their learnings and naturally we are looking forward to support the next new initiatives to realise the building or neighbourhood of their dreams.
More information about the book: https://gestalten.com/products/the-ideal-city-space10
More information about Schoonschip: https://schoonschipamsterdam.org/
Open source platform of Schoonschip: https://greenprint.schoonschipamsterdam.org/