Competences regarding floating architecture design and construction, currently developed in the field of opencast post-mining landscapes of Lausitz, are being further bundled and perfected in the region.

In this respect climatic and limnological conditions including water wave parameters along with related constructive and building materials developments as well as economic studies play a crucial role. Floating buildings are not only of regional interest. Due to growing demands caused by climate change the increasing world population is dependent on finding alternatives to potential land use for the future.

The IfSB is an organization at the interface between research, teaching, consultancy and practical implementation. The Institute has a coordination branch office with the following tasks:

  • Consulting and organizing specialized events and symposia
  • Informing partners about new developments on floating structures and associated topics
  • Developing of appropriate funding lines at regional and national level and preparation of corresponding applications
  • Perfecting skills in cooperation between the Institute and external partners and visible representing

Through cooperation with partners from industry, science and administration, the Institute constitutes itself as a competent center for topics also adjacent to floating structures. These include environmental and safety issues as well as social and infrastructure matters.

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