The HSB Living Lab is a mobile and flexible research arena for housing of the future and will function as a living laboratory for technical and architectural innovations over the next 10 years.
Work on the research arena began on 11 September at the Swedish Modules factory. Some 44 flexible modules will be produced for subsequent assembly on Chalmers’ campus in Gothenburg, Sweden. Residents and researchers will move in during the first half of 2016.
“Designing the physical platform for our long-term research work has been a fantastic challenge. The building will house and inspire the search for innovative architectural solutions, which means that the need for flexibility, development and evaluation have been central to its design,” says Peter Elfstrand, Senior Architect at Tengbom, the company responsible for the programme until 2025.
“Breaking ground for a major building project always gives a special feeling, even though in this case the first module of what will become HSB Living Lab is starting in the factory. This also characterises the entire HSB Living Lab: this is far from being a typical building project. The aim of this living laboratory is to invert the concept of how we can reside and live sustainably in our everyday lives,” says Emma Sarin, Project Manager at HSB Living Lab.
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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