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

Institution Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU)
Location Cottbus, Germany
Since 1991
Network manager  Eduard Völker
  • City administration Cottbus, Germany
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (IVI), Dresden, Germany
  • Metallbau Wilde GmbH, Massen, Germany
Thematic focus
  • Energy, resources and infrastructure systems
  • Data, information bases and knowledge transfer
Target country Vietnam
Target groups
  • Municipal utility companies
  • Urban planning authorities
  • Private sector
  • Research institutions and universities


What we offer

We offer smart city solutions for urban resilience towards flooding and sea level rise. We major in floating architecture addressing all challenges that go along with using pontoons in a sustainable way, including developing smart concepts for using alternative energies, supplying drinking water, recycling waste and disposal as well as optimizing materials and building physics. Additionally, we offer experience in planning, reconstructing and restoring existing buildings, including preserving and protecting monuments.

Looking for

We are looking for strong partners to reflect ideas to develop cost-effective, sustainable products for floating architecture, especially with regard to preparing settlements in water areas in times of sea level rising caused by climate change.

Smart city challenges addressed

  • Outdated housing concepts
  • Climate change and sea level rising

Smart city solutions offered

  • User-friendly software solutions for heat exchangers and room climates of floating buildings
  • Innovative planning methods for the building of settlements in water areas



Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU)


Eduard Völker


Lipezker Straße 47

03048 Cottbus



work Phone
+49 (0)355 – 5818 620