On the grounds of BuildinG on Zernike Campus Groningen a new living lab for architectural and infrastructural innovations will be build. This new lab has a clear focus on climate adaptation and the development of new techniques and concepts. The living lab for infra is a cooperation of consultancy firm Ohpen Engineers, civil engineering advisor Polyciviel, the foundation BuildinG and the contractor Royal Oosterhof Holman.
Unique testing ground for sustainable built environment
“I am very proud that we will work on the development of this unique testing ground in Groningen together with Polyciviel", according to René Gralich of Ophen Engineers. The testing ground offers space to research, test and validate. Cooperation with the knowledge institutions on Zernike Campus is actively sought out. Several graduates of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences (Built Environment) are engaged already. BuildinG is the knowledge and innovation center for future proof and eartchquake resistant building. But now also for architectural and infrastructural innovations. The initiators not only actively partake in the development of the testing ground, but are co-investors as well. "We need fundamental innovation for a sustainable built environment. This collaboration is a tangible start", says Rolf Koops of BuildinG.