World's first H4.0E 'WikiHouse' neighbourhood inhabited in Almere

In Almere this June, the residents of the world's first WikiHouse neighbourhood were welcomed. The residents not only designed the 27 low-carbon homes within Housing 4.0 Energy themselves, but they also assembled them independently. 

Realised within the Interreg North-West Europe Housing 4.0 Energy project in the pilot of Almere, WikiHouse is an affordable, sustainable and digitally produced building system. The neighbourhood is a pilot project initiated by the Woningbouwatelier and made possible through European funds, with the goal of making WikiHouse ready for the Dutch market.

On the 9th of June, Almere City Councillor Froukje de Jonge officially welcomed the first three residents: "I am proud that the world's first WikiHouse neighbourhood is in Almere. It fits in with our tradition of innovative and experimental housing. The residents have worked incredibly hard. By taking the helm themselves, they now have a home that is fully tailored to their personal needs. The involvement and building it themselves creates ownership."


Photo: First residents with Alderman Froukje de Jonge and Flevoland Provincial Executive Member Jan de Reus.


The Woningbouwatelier ("housing studio") is the implementing organisation for the innovative housing programme of the Almere 2.0 programme. Partners of the Woningbouwatelier are the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, the Government Property Agency, the Province of Flevoland and the Atelier Rijksbouwmeester.

Municipality of Almere
The Municipality of Almere works together with eight European partners to implement low carbon, affordable housing solutions across North-West Europe within the Interreg NWE project, Housing 4.0 Energy. For more information about this Dutch pilot announcement, you can reach the press telephone of the Municipality of Almere: (+31) (0)6 51 00 21 07.


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