Reefs are porous, labyrinthic shelters; are water-retentive structures; can host a spectrum of buffers and micro-climates; thus providing grounds for a climate-adaptive and multi-species world.
Living Material lab
Natural Growth lab
Design & Interaction lab
In the quest for the bio-inclusive city we work as much as we can from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Julia Pongratz Product Design; Lieke Luikens Product Design; Matteo Volonterio Visual Design; Pierre Oskam Concept Design; Max Latour Computational Design
Paul Huttinga Information Technology; Benjamin Slabbekoorn Urban Design; Kim Bighelaar Urban Design; Pierre Oskam Concept Design; Max Latour Computational Design
Urban Reef is located at an inspiring place: Innovation Dock Rotterdam. Here we set up our different research and design labs. Interested? Contact us and come to our meet-up every last Friday of the month!
Video Urban Reef
The video above gives you a short introduction about our vision, methodology, projects, ongoing research and ideas for the future.
Urban Reef is made possible by funding and support from Citylab010, Gemeente Rotterdam, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Stichting Droom en Daad, VP Delta Dutch Water Innovation, Technische Universiteit Delft, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Hanzehogeschool Groningen, Dutch Design Foundation and BlueCity Lab.