52 temporary homes from mHome

52 temporary homes from mHome


Social and sustainable 

The scoop for the temporary homes in Brainport Smart District is for mHome. This Nijmegen developer will start installing 52 temporary homes at the end of 2021. The ‘mHomes’ will remain in the area for 15 years. Curious about these homes? Then watch the report (in Dutch) by RTL Doe Maar Duurzaam about BSD and mHome or read on.

Building with fixed blocks

The mHomes are modular and easy to connect to each other. “You can compare the mHomes with Lego bricks. We combine a high degree of standardization with flexibility and creativity. By cleverly combining the “Lego blocks”, there are a surprising number of possibilities. But because we always use the same blocks, it remains affordable,” says Bernd Hendriksen, project leader of mHome.

Durable

The homes of mHome are made of mainly circular and post-growth ecological (bio-based) building materials. In addition, the mHomes are easily reusable and repositionable. For example, from visitor center to housing or from homes to an office.

Stacked construction

In BSD come 52 mHomes. These are placed stacked ranging from 1, 2 and 3 high. The result is a playful whole. There is plenty of space around the houses for communal greenery and a pond. for example, a communal green(t)e garden.

Affordable and inclusive

These first temporary homes in BSD are medium-priced rental homes and homes for social housing. Six homes are rented out to ORO clients. In this way, mHome contributes to BSD’s ambition to become a neighborhood for everyone. The other 46 homes are in the social rent and affordable rent price range.

Do you want to live in a mHome?

mHome does not just want to offer a home, but also wants to build the living environment together with the future residents. The Participation program line is therefore one of the program lines in which mHome aims to excel. For example, mHome wants to work on a community and, for example, give substance to the communal (outdoor) spaces together with residents. After the summer of 2021, this participation process will be further elaborated by the mHome team together with Twinstone and BSD. The recruitment of residents will then start in the fall. It is already possible to indicate an interest in this project using the form on this page. Indicate that you are interested in ‘Temporary housing’. You will receive more information about the follow-up after the summer. 

EIGENAAR PROJECT

mHome

PARTNERS

ORO | Twinstone

PROGRAMMALIJNEN

Participatie | Circulaire wijk

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Connect SME: Cross-border collaboration

Connect SME: Cross-border collaboration

What does ConnectSME stand for?

Brainport Smart District is one of the six testing grounds in the Netherlands and Flanders that participate in ConnectSME. The aim is to stimulate innovation trajectories of SMEs and SMEs to bring their innovations to the market faster and thus maximize CO2 reductions.

In order to achieve the European climate targets, it is important that sustainable technological innovations find their way to the market more quickly. For many SMEs and SMEs developing sustainable technologies in Flanders and the Netherlands, it is difficult to bridge the so-called ‘Vallei of Death’. A significant amount of capital is often required to bring the innovative product to commercial scale, while potential customers do not yet dare to invest in the innovative products. In addition, it is important to select the right technologies that will maximize CO2 reductions in the long term.

How does it work?

With a consortium of six living labs and two clusters, the ConnectSME project facilitates demonstration projects for sustainable technological innovations in Flanders and the South of the Netherlands. The living labs provide a development and demonstration environment for innovative technologies, according to a user-oriented, open innovation ecosystem.

Selected SMEs and SMEs receive vouchers with which they receive advice and the opportunity to demonstrate and develop their innovation in this physical test environment. By removing barriers to cross-border cooperation, ConnectSME wants to improve the market introduction opportunities of innovative technologies in the border region of Flanders-Netherlands.

Who can participate?

The ConnectSME project focuses on Flemish and Dutch SMEs and SMEs.

Do you recognize yourself in the points below?

Then be sure to register:

  • You are active in the border region. More information at www.grensregio.eu
  • You develop technology that promotes CO2 reduction and climate objectives
  • With your technology you focus on energy or is related to it
  • You have already developed your innovation and are looking for a way to scale it
  • Your innovation is new in the border region

Read more?

Download the flyer about ConnectSME with more information or contact Martijn de Kort

EIGENAAR PROJECT

ConnectSME

PARTNERS

Thorsite (VITO), Snowball en Green Energy Park in Vlaanderen

The Green Village (TU Delft), Future Energy Lab Metalot (TU Eindhoven) en Brainport Smart District in Nederland

PROGRAMMALIJNEN

Wijk met energie

Wij zijn IN (We are IN)

Wij zijn IN (We are IN)

Wij zijn IN (We are IN)

How do you want to live in society as it is today and in the future? The Wij zijn IN living concept focuses on collaboration between and with (future) residents who want more than a standard residential product.

Innovation, collaboration and sustainability are key in the ambitions of the Brainport region. That is why Wij zijn IN wants to develop the living concept for BSD together, in which the starting principles are technology, data and focus on the future.

From the start the (future) residents will be involved in the design and in the decision-making on BSD and the use of new technology. Residents are actively involved in and jointly responsible for their own environment.
The feasibility of the proposal is currently being investigated. If the outcome is positive, the proposal may well become a reality.

Join in! (Dutch only)

The first step on the way towards making Wij zijn IN a success is to attract (future) residents. The more people join in and get on board, the bigger the chance that the concept continues.

Register with WijzijnIn.nl and fill IN the questionnaire!

If you register, you will be kept informed on the project and involved in new developments.

OWNER PROJECT

Cedrus Vastgoed en Pauwert Vastgoed

PARTNERS

TU/e

PROGRAMME LINES

circular district | participation | social and safe district | healthy district | digital district | mobile district | district with energy

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BSD Smartwalk route

BSD Smartwalk route

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BSD Smartwalk route

Embedded Fitness develops interactive exercise concepts. The company connects sensors and communication technology to fitness equipment so people are challenged to get fit in a fun way.

In BSD, Embedded Fitness focuses on developing a Smartwalk route lined with SmartStones (posts with beacons inside) that can connect to a smartphone, so that users can walk a particular route through the district. The posts give feedback with LEDs to users that have selected a game or exercise on their app.

The posts work with low-power components and can be charged with solar cells, so that the system is energy-neutral.

Embedded Fitness has been recognised nationally as a SportInnovator centre for Bewegen in het Onderwijs (Exercise In Education). The centre acts as a breeding ground for knowledge institutions, businesses, authorities and schools, in order to contribute positively with evidence-based technological innovations to sports participation to increasing enjoyment of exercising, and to improving the learning performance of young people.

The feasibility of the proposal is currently being investigated. If the outcome is positive, the proposal may well become a reality.

OWNER PROJECT

Embedded Fitness

PARTNERS

TU/e, Fontys Hogescholen, GBO Design

PROGRAMME LINES

participation | healthy district | digital district

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Urban vision UNStudio

Urban vision UNStudio

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The urban vision developed by UNStudio features a number of strips running from north to south that divide the area into several zones, each with a different building density. Shared facilities can be created in the district, such as kitchens, gardens, reading rooms and gyms. There will also be a mix of residential and work, with decentralised business space with offices and shared work spaces aimed at innovative collaborations. In the heart of the district will be a park of some 12 hectares with gardens, natural landscape and sports grounds. The park will be collectively owned by the users: everybody can become a member. At the fringes of the districts there will be 80 hectares for growing food (high-tech agriculture), water storage, nature and energy generation. Read the urban vision here (pdf).See our 3D visualisation here.

Read the urban vision here

See our  3D-visualisation.

OWNER PROJECT

UNStudio

PARTNERS

UNStudio, Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners, Metabolic, UNSense, Habidatum

PROGRAMME LINES

Digital district | circular district |district with energy | participation | mobile district| healthy district

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PLOTS LAB

PLOTS LAB

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Residents draw up joint plan for forty plots

In the autumn of 2018 we started looking for our first residents by calling for DIY plot pioneers to come forward. In this first ‘living lab’ 31 households are currently co-creating the first BSD district. They have found a location where they want to live together. The size of the plots is matched to the personal and shared (living) wishes of the future group of residents and their budgets. The plots project offers future residents a great deal of freedom, but we also expect them to take responsibility. The residents themselves are the initiators and therefore responsible for the realisation of their individual .collective dream spaces. This means they will have to think about and deal with water storage, energy-generating homes and public or shared green spaces. Watch our video

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OWNER PROJECT

Brainport Smart District

PARTNERS

PROGRAMME LINES

Digital district | circular district |district with energy | social and safe district |participation| mobile district| healthy district

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Only for participants more information is available.

Ageing in place with LIVin Concepts

Ageing in place with LIVin Concepts

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LIVin

Ageing in place

The total complex of factors – the shift from inpatient care to outpatient care, the ageing population, the increase of the number of people with dementia and the number of single person and two person households in addition to changing demands and wishes in the area of hybrid residential/care environments – must be brought together and translated in a new concept for homes for life: LIVin.

LIVin fills in the gaps between ‘living’ and ‘care’. Livin Concepts invests sustainably in homes as a carer and in the direct surroundings as a social ecosystem so that the home and the surroundings both contribute to preventing, solving and ameliorating the ailments that come with increasing age.Our choices for modular timber construction, energy-neutral construction with energy generation through solar panels, use of natural building materials, energy-efficient systems, use of domotica, wall finishings and use of colour reflect what we are trying to achieve: Sustainable living in a safe environment at an affordable price.

The feasibility of the proposal is currently being investigated. If the outcome is positive, the proposal may well become a reality.

OWNER PROJECT

LIVin

PARTNERS

COFFR, Eindhoven University of Technology, Vivent Het andere wonen

PROGRAMME LINES

social and safe district | participation| healthy district

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