Bobbing Forest of Trees in Buoys to Add Nature to Rotterdam’s Industrial Waterfront

By: | January 13th, 2016

In March, Rotterdam’s industrial waterfront will receive a “bobbing forest” installation called Dobberend Bos, designed to bring a bit of nature to the city’s harbor.

Dobberend Bos, which literally means bobbing forest in Dutch, will essentially be 20 trees planted in colorful buoys that will float in the harbor.

The main goal behind the idea is to bring some life to the neighborhoods around the docks, with Rotterdam’s Rijnhaven harbor being the latest location to be gifted a floating art project installment.

It makes perfect sense for the Netherlands to add more greenery to water because it is more readily available than land and actually could represent a precedent for other coastal areas should everything go well.

A bobbing forest brings just enough nature to waterfront locations without having to worry about the cost of it being wiped out by flooding or storms.

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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