Smart city and built environment 2011

Concept House Village

Netherlands

Stakeholders

RDM Centre of Expertise

Technology

Smart housing technology

Concept House Village is a user-oriented testing environment for sustainable building practices, living and sustainable area development. Innovative houses, products and systems are tested with and by occupants, using the occupant to further design develop and use the house.

What was tested

Building practices; Relevant products and systems

Testbed purpose

The purpose of the Concept House Village is to develop sustainable living conditions.

Context

Concept House Village is situated in the middle of the Rotterdam city harbour, in the village of Heijplaat. Heijplaat was built at the beginning of the previous century for the employees of the Rotterdam's Droogdok Maatschappij (RDM).

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Address market failures or grand challenges

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