The design of this sustainable extension of a small Dutch town compromises 61 sustainable homes in a rural landscape. Truly unique is the fact that the project consists of 100% 0-energy social-housing, the first of it’s kind in the Netherlands. Because of it’s pioneering nature, the project is widely considered as an exemplary sustainable housing project.
All houses are designed with special consideration for climatic aspects. Solar panels provide for electricity and a thick, compact insulation layer stabilizes the inner climate. In summer, the solar heat gain is minimized with use of a winter garden and a ground tube for ventilation. In winter, the same winter garden and ground tube are used to passively heat the house. This has resulted in a energy-positive neighborhood that provides electricity for neighboring buildings.
|Location||Ulft, the Netherlands|
|Time span||2009 - 2012|