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New Water: The Citadel Apartments in Netherlands

The Citadel in Netherlands

Koen Olthuis of Waterstudio in the Netherlands has come up with the world’s first floating apartment complex, The Citadel. The Dutch have been fighting the falling and rising tides for centuries, building dikes and pumping water out of areas that are below sea level. The ‘New Water’ development kicks all of that to the curb by embracing the waves and sitting atop the water.

What’s even more intriguing (and inviting) is that it will use 25% less energy than a conventional building on land thanks to the use of water cooling techniques.

More images after the jump.  

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