Houseboat community

Amsterdam - 2011

As a small enrichment of the housing stock, Waterloft.nl and Mirck Architecture propose houseboat communities. In the lowlands is a lot of water with a big and innovative shipping industry. Old boats are continuously available to start a new life. The houseboats need water and a connection to the mainland. The connection has been upgraded to a multifunctional space.

The pilot project is located in the Cruquius Harbour in Amsterdam. The houseboat community consists of ten ships. The multifunctional space is built up as a (re-used) wooden deck construction. It contains functions like: an indoor and outdoor meeting space, a sauna, a playground, storages, and a communal installation. In the Cruquius design a cafe makes a part of the deck a lively public space.

  • Building: Houseboat community 1
  • Client: Waterloft.nl
  • Address: Cruquiushaven, Amsterdam, NL
  • Floor area: 10 ships and special public deck
  • Design: 2011
  • Construction: –
  • Design: Mirck Architecture, Amsterdam
  • Team: Sander Mirck, Freek Leber, Bram van den Heuvel

Link to Waterloft.nl