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M4H harbour area transformation in Rotterdam

The municipality of Rotterdam and the Rotterdam Port Authority want to develop M4H (Merwe-Vierhavens, a 100 years old harbour area in the City of Rotterdam, a brownfield area with heavily polluted soil) into an innovative living-work environment, optimally equipped for innovative manufacturing industry and with a mix of working, residential, culture, catering, sports and education. An energetic district with an impact on both the city and the port.

In 2017, the municipality and the Port Authority formulated five objectives for M4H:

Vacant NL - Dutch Atlas of Vacancy

Vacant NL was a Dutch project for the 2010 Venice Biennale, showcasing the potential of 10,000 publicly owned empty buildings.

The RAAAF was asked by the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) to present the potential of landscape architecture in the form of an installation that reflected the social problems. The Rietveld pavilion, which had been vacant for years, was the perfect choice of location, with a blue cityscape of styrofoam buildings inside.

Altes Schule - living together for generations

The Alte Schule Karlshorst was purchased by the trias Foundation with the help of an endowment from SelbstBau e.G. and is leased to the cooperative for 99 years by means of a hereditary lease. The building is owned by the tenants' cooperative SelbsBau e.G. Living together and supporting each other is a basic principle for the housing project in the listed former community school Karlshorst.


Since its establishment Robot-X has been operating with industrial automation and industrial robot technology. Instead of ready-made solutions, Robot-X has relied heavily on its own research and development from the beginning, and that’s what sets it apart from a traditional automation business. Innovation has become our primary goal, and we are proud that the most advanced technology solutions of today have appeared in our production lines and machines.

Continest - office containers

Continest units have been manufactured and developed in Hungary since 2017. This innovation consists of easy-to-fold and open containers allow five Continest units to be transported in place of a standard rigid-frame office container. The economically transportable system is competitive in all respects with traditional rigid frame solutions, but the logistical cost and environmental burden of building mobile infrastructure are reduced by 80% due to the innovation. Continest Technologies Ltd.

FLOWBOX autonomous energy management and optimisation platform

FLOWBOX is an autonomous energy management and optimization platform to save energy, make more efficient operations, and to reduce carbon footprints. The platform can actively and autonomously manage and optimize operational technologies, and is able to provide demand flexibility for the smart grid. It is a hardware-agnostic system not tied to a specific hardware manufacturer. The robust hierarchical architecture utilizes edge computing and is optimized for mission-critical applications. Data is shared across multiple teams and external systems.

Hydroponic equipment

As a result of its research, the company have developed and created its own hydroponic equipment, which, beyond the advantages of hydroponic technology, can be rotated manually or automatically. This way, up to 25% less energy needs to be used for lighting than if it were illuminated on all sides. Due to the innovative design of the equipment, the size of the system can be adapted on demand. The cpmpany currently sells equipment one by one, as well as large systems by building several towers together.

AquaShield - greenhouse control device for hydroponic and aquaponic systems

AquaShield is a state-of-the-art monitoring and control device that can be used to optimise the operation of any hydroponic or aquaponic greenhouse. With AquaShield, all the important parameters of a garden (pH, temperature, humidity) can be monitored in real time from anywhere. Thanks to the built-in control systems, the vast majority of cultivation tasks can be automated, avoiding various emergencies. As a result, the greenhouse can operate much more safely, while achieving higher yields.

Adbian – Data-based tree care

The company is all about data-based urban tree care. It believes that the older the tree, the better it is for the environment and more. Adbian converts data into 3D models, which are then used to test the stability of a particular tree. Thanks to a wide range of metrics and follow-up tests, it provides arborists with valuable information on the stability of the tree and its geometry, including detailed stress analysis and analysis of material properties and internal cavities.

Joby Aviation - air taxi

Joby Aviation is a California-headquartered transportation company developing and manufacturing an all-electric, vertical take-off and landing aircraft which they intend to operate as a commercial passenger aircraft beginning in 2024.

The company has spent more than a decade developing and testing  zero-emissions aircraft that will enable a pilot and four passengers to leapfrog over the congestion below on journeys of five to 150 miles, at speeds of up to 200mph.