In 2021, we will install the first ten-house floating house complex on Lake Velence. The operation of the residential park provides a private atmosphere, shore services (parking area, barbecue, park), and safe operation. The four-season houses offer a suitable place for a holiday home and a permanent residence as well. It is only 15 kilometers away from Székesfehérvár and 45 kilometers from Budapest.
As a result of three years of preparation, infrastructure development and innovation activities, the development and investment works of the 5-type floating house family were completed by the end of October 2020.
The trained technical staff and engineers of the Marinus team are proud of the products made with modern machines in the brownfield investment in Balatonvilágos, which confirm our initial idea that the unique modular, prefabricated, well-transported floats and superstructures challenge.
Our finished floats have arrived in Balatonfenyves, to the port of the Fenyves Yacht Club.
Mounting in the water posed new challenges for our team and enriched us with new experiences. Surely tools can fall and they do fall into the water! In diving suits, the lower buoyancy points are more difficult and time-consuming to install due to the higher buoyancy, the heavier movement and the limited underwater visibility.
At the same time: after a practice crane and trial assembly, the final 50-square-meter floating concrete foundation was assembled even faster than expected, in just over 4 hours.
The next step is to assemble the superstructure!
The “pillar” of any floating house is based on a reliable, stable floating body. In our case, this is the most important goal of development and design, as the focus of the research is on modularity, easy transportability, versatile variability, and a new approach to concrete material.
The first pieces of floating elements developed jointly with Ferrobeton Zrt. And Fair Hydro Kft. have been completed for the current phase. With the 5 poured 5m x 2.5m x 1.30m concrete module and the linearly arranged joint system along its long sides, we can provide up to a 62.5 m2 flat foundation for the modular, lightweight structure.
After the first floating test and assembly of the floating elements, the next phase of the development work will be the construction of the first complete Marinus floating house.
As a preparation for assembling the first Marinus floating house on the floating platform installed on the water at the end of the summer, we also assembled the elements at our site at Balatonvilágos, on land.
The rigidity of the superstructure is given by the support frame, which must also withstand the movements and tilts that occur in the aquatic environment. This was built first, and then the wall and ceiling panels were built into this frame. Then, floor panels were provided in place, giving a walking surface lifted from the upper plane of the point, which also covers the backbone wires of the mechanical and electrical network.
The construction, which used to be only on a design table, is now finally physically proven: its construction can be easily and efficiently carried out from well-assembled “sheet-mounted” elements in the workshop. The team can’t wait for it to be in its final place after demolition!