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Sustainable Rotterdam

The city is re-inventing itself

Club Double Dee, Sustainable Danceclub

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Enviu is an international organization located in Rotterdam "for and by people with innovative business ideas that are aimed at solutions for environmental issues". In partnership with architecture firm Doll Lab and club Off_corso, they have developed an innovative and pragmatic concept bringing together sustainability and trends: a sustainable danceclub where energy is generated by dancing, the toilet flushes rainwater, and walls react on heat and sounds. For this project, Doll Lab provides expertise in structural and technical issues while Off_corso serves as platform for creative ideas. Welcome to Club Double Dee.

Rotterdam shows again its innovative spirit with this idea, demonstrating how sustainability can contribute to create value for the clubbing experience by optimizing resources. We participated in a brainstorming session and follow up meeting which gave us the opportunity to get an insiders' view on the project. The idea is just great, and the proposals from participants inspirational and most of them ready applicable in real context. Off_corso shares ownership with Nighttown, which is considering implementing the concept during the rebuilding of the club this summer.

If it happens you're in Rotterdam by July 7th, you shouldn't miss the Club Double Dee kick-of party preceded by a presentation of the concept by guests speakers. The event will include DJs, VJs, musicians, organic food and drinks producers and probably some fashion designers. More details to come this site, as we will come with updates.

Date: 7th of July 2006
Location & time: Nighttown, Westkruiskade 26-28, Rotterdam (NL)
20.30-23.00h presentation of Club Double Dee concept
23.00-04.00h party

posted by Oriol P., 5:14 PM


This concept of generating power from dancing is very interesting. Any more info?
commented by Blogger Lyle Solla-Yates, 7:36 PM  
How does the dancing generate power? I'v very curious!

commented by Blogger rberr5, 11:47 PM  
Yes, I've followed all the links I can about this project, but no concrete information so far. Where can I read about how this works?
My friend always talks about finding a way to harness the energy expended in New York City gyms. All those treadmills rolling 24/7 could power at least the lights in the gym itself, or charge batteries, right.

Please let me know where I can learn more!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 11:52 PM  
Hey, go to www.worldchanging.com. There's alot of information for ideas like this.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 4:47 PM  
Tamara Dean, a homesteader from Wisconsin knows - look for her upcomin book - The Human Powered Home, choosing muscles over motors from New Society Publishers this fall and let's get those New Yorkers powering the subway!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 10:11 PM  

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