Floating architecture for Southeast Asia as an example of adaption to climate and social changes in Vietnam

SCHWIMMTOUR offers smart city solutions for urban resilience against flooding and rising sea levels. It specialises in floating architecture, addressing all challenges that go with using pontoons in a sustainable way, including smart concepts for using alternative energies, supplying drinking water and recycling waste as well as optimising materials and building physics.


  • Floating architecture
  • Floating houses
  • Settlements in water areas
  • Pontoons
  • Heat exchangers

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU), Institute for floating buildings

Cottbus, Germany

  • City administration Cottbus
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (IVI)
  • Metallbau Wilde GmbH


Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU)
Eduard Völker
Lipezker Straße 47
03048 Cottbus
Phone +49 (0)355 – 5818 620