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RiF010 Water Sports Arena, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Friday 15 Aug 2014
 

Disused section of canal to be revamped

 
RiF010 Water Sports Arena by WAN Editorial in Rotterdam, Netherlands
 
 
RiF010 Water Sports Arena by WAN Editorial in Rotterdam, Netherlands RiF010 Water Sports Arena by WAN Editorial in Rotterdam, Netherlands RiF010 Water Sports Arena by WAN Editorial in Rotterdam, Netherlands RiF010 Water Sports Arena by WAN Editorial in Rotterdam, Netherlands RiF010 Water Sports Arena by WAN Editorial in Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Editorial

RiF010 Water Sports Arena gains momentum 


A comprehensive design and entrepreneurial team has revealed a concept which would transform a ‘forgotten’ section of the Steiger Canal in Rotterdam into a thriving water park. This section of canal between the Hoogstraat and Blaak is currently unused and has been left to fester.

The RiF010 Water Sports Arena would provide naturally-purified water for local people to swim, surf, dive, or kayak in, with a wide range of sports available for all ages and abilities. Renderings also show a series of food and beverage outlets on a terrace surrounding the pool, invigorating the area with new social spaces.

Researchers at Delft University of Technology have been working on a system which will create 1.5m-high waves, each lasting a period of 14 seconds to run the length of the pool. This action would create a more challenging environment for water sport enthusiasts. The water park is due to open to the public in June 2015.

Project team: Paul van Boerdonk; Freek Ruigrok; Jeroen Valkier; Erik de Jong; Edward van Dongen; Klaas-Jan Bernouw; Ronald Wall; Edwin van Viegen; and Hessel Jongebreur.

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