Circular Neighbourhood Kwakelpad
ENERGiK got the assignment to create a sustainable neighbourhood at a unique countrified location in the municipality of Koggenland. Both existing buildings and new construction sites were part of the project.
The neighbourhood included a traditional farmhouse from 1908, a multifunctional studio building and two new to be built houses, with as archetype the farmhouse, which would consist of multiple apartments.
The most important principles of the Circular Neighbourhood Kwakelpad are maintaining the character of the place and, at the same time, a contemporary and flexible way of living. Some applied concepts are circular buildings, a mix of different people (young, elderly, starters, single, family), renewable energy generation, sharing of electric vehicles and local production of food (vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey). An important base was private living with the benefits of sharing.
ENERGiK led this project and carried out literature research, a feasibility and stakeholder analysis. We also provided advice regarding subsidies, legislation and energy-saving solutions. In addition, we acted as the contact person for private and public authorities.
Partners in this project were Woonpioniers Architects and Recyclarch Interior Design. For more information: www.kwakelpad.nl