UNSense to develop the 100 Homes Living Lab in Brainport Smart District

News update – January 20th, 2020
UNSense will develop an adaptive neighbourhood of 100 Homes in Brainport Smart District, Helmond. Commissioned by the Brainport Smart District Foundation, UNSense has recently completed a feasibility study for the ”100 Homes Project”.

Feasibility study and next steps 

The study demonstrates the financial, technological and legal feasibility of the project. To bring the project to life, UNSense has brought together a wide range of partners and collaborators, including VolkerWessels, real estate developer and building company. To increase the wellbeing of inhabitants and to make life in the 100 homes neighbourhood more sustainable, an urban data platform will be developed to host services related to housing, energy, mobility and health.

Having recently been approved by the Brainport Smart District foundation, the positive results of the feasibility study mean that UNSense has officially started to take the next steps toward the further realization of the “100 Homes Project”. Under the direction of UNSense, three consortia will be formed over the coming months: a building consortium for the construction of the houses and the infrastructure, a tech consortium for the construction of the innovative urban data platform and a consortium for service development.

Master plan for Brandevoort: social ambitions and circular economics
The “100 Homes Project” is part of the UNStudio masterplan for the expansion of the Brandevoort neighbourhood, a plan with 1500 permanent and 500 temporary homes, greenery and 12 hectares of business park, with the ambition to become the “smartest neighbourhood in the world”. The masterplan is designed around key pillars such as self-sufficiency through joint energy generation and local food production, future-proof water management, joint data management and groundbreaking mobility services.

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