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Converting a WWII Naval Barge Into a Floating Oasis

The interface between a community and it’s waterfront can produce the most engaging and vibrant public spaces. How can we create exciting opportunities for natural and human ecologies to overlap? The entrepreneur behind HAVN discusses Victoria’s new floating thermal spa and green space.

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Nick Van Buren
Founder, CEO

Nick Van Buren is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for art, design, and architecture. As an artist and the principle designer of HAVN, Van Buren quickly discovered that he was passionate about designing, building, and facilitating unique experiences that enrich people’s lives by captivating them in the present moment.


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