Were cows ever supposed to get seasick?

Floating Farm Rotterdam from Eline Wieland on Vimeo.

   

“They won’t here,” says Minke van Wingerden of Beladon, a company involved with water-based projects from a luxury hotel to this floating farm proposed for Rotterdam harbour. “In Friesland, where I come from, sometimes they bring cows from one place to another on a small barge,” van Wingerden recalls. “[The floating farm] will be very stable. When you are on a cruise ship, you aren’t seasick.”

   

The project developers, who hope to begin building this autumn, say this kind of “closed-loop system” will be a paradigm for feeding cities in an ever more populous and urbanised world.  

   

Proposal for Rotterdam's harbour. Illustrations by Beladon

   

   

   

Infographic by the Port of Rotterdam:

    

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