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Companies JIP 2023:
Cluster 3 -
Urbanism, Delta & Infrastructure

Art Project, Architecture, Science

Tidal Pavillion ‘Amfibium’: artchitecture as a pilot to cope with future sea level rising

The Tidal Pavillion 'Amfibium' is an art project that combines architecture, art and science to cope with future sea level rising. The project is focused on a spare pillar at Neeltje Jans, Oosterschelde, and will be built on scale in a basin with simulated tides as a work of art. The results of the exchange between artist and students will be built on scale in a basin with simulated tides as a work of art, and will be presented in either the lobby of one of the headquarters of RWS and Cityscapes Gallery in Amsterdam.


Transportation, Rail Infrastructure

 Future of Freight: Integrated European E-Truck Train System

This project explores the possibilities of a future integrated, full electric freight system in Europe. Students are challenged to conduct research and design a transport system using the strong competitive elements of e-trucks (local) and the rail freight system (Europe). Students will work for 3 ProRail Directors and will present at the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.


district heating network, spatial implementation

Feasibility Study of Spatial Implementation for Rotterdam Heating Network

Rotterdam has the Netherlands' largest district heating network, and aims to be climate neutral and natural gas free by 2050 (Rotterdam Sustainability Compass). The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility of the spatial implementation of a district heating network for Rotterdam. The specific goals are to determine the optimal spatial arrangement of the heating network, to assess any conflicts with existing infrastructure, and propose solutions for any identified concerns above and below the surface.

Surprise Case - Gemeente Rotterdam

Human nature symbiosis, Urban Systems, Deep Tech

Deep Tech and human-nature symbiosis

Arcadis is looking for a perspective for cities for the next 30-50 years based on a new and symbiotic relationship between nature, technology and society. This perspective offers a framework to understand and guide the development of regenerative ‘biotech’ cities. Define which and in what way converging technologies (nano-info-bio-cogno) contribute to a human-nature symbiosis in urban environments.


Carbon efficient, Circular Design, Sustainable bridges

Standardization of circular/sustainable concrete bridges

Rijkswaterstaat aims to replace bridges that have reached the end of their useful lives by adopting a circular, carbon-efficient strategy that allows for numerous component lifecycles. The number of concrete bridges that will need to be renovated and replaced in the future will constantly rise due to the growing demand for mobility. The goal of this case is to design a standard circular viaduct based on (concrete) beams and include a circular business strategy, a logistics plan, a draft of production, and processes.


Circular Designing, Logistics, Contracting

Circular Designing in Rotterdam

The case is focussing on circular designing of a bridge. This means 1 Designing with second hand materials and 2 Designing, with respect for end-of-life. The available elements are concrete bars from an old viaduct and composite wings of a dismantled windmill. Find the optimal proces of designing.

Gemeente Rotterdam

Standardization, Frugal Design, Sustainability

Futureproof lock-renovation

Rijkswaterstaat will renovate a large number of - mostly big - locks in the coming decades since they are reaching the end of their life-span. It has to be done in a sustainable and cost-effective way. Sustainability, lifecycle costing, availability, maintainability, innovation, future readiness, and standardization will be leading concepts.

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