Payed a visit to <a target="_blank" href="http://www.witteroos.nl/" title="De Witte Roos">De Witte Roos</a> today.
This monumental building dating from the 17th century is being restored in a completely sustainable manor. Head of
foundation De Witte Roos, mr. Deelstra is the chief-architect for this project.
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Payed a visit to De Witte Roos
today. This monumental building dating from the 17th century is being restored in a completely sustainable manor. Head of foundation De Witte Roos, mr. Deelstra is the chief-architect for this project.
The following statement is made about the goals of the LivingGreen
.eu project, funded by the European Regional Development Fund:
"North West Europe is known for its many beautiful and characteristic cities. The rich architectural heritage attracts creative and innovative businesses that fuel a bustling city economy and a flourishing social life.
However, these buildings must be adapted to modern standards of comfort and sustainability. Sustainably renovated buildings contribute to a CO2 neutrality by saving energy; use natural energy sources; have sustainable building materials; respect the cultural and architectural values and comply with the demands generated by climate change.
This requires innovation of the construction and installation sector; creating opportunities for small scale, labour intensive craftsmanship. Unfortunately building at city fringes is cheaper and faster. So, if we wish to keep intact the architectural heritage with all its advantages for our urban centers, action must be taken!"
; d.d. 26/09/2010)
This statement stresses the need to explore the possibilities of transforming our heritage buildings in order to make them more sustainable, and by that prolonging their life expectancy, while also contributing to CO2 neutrality.
Furthermore, design for sustainability is, or rather: should be, about more than just ‘after-insulation'. It should be the basis of an integral approach to the design task, to be able to really contribute to the sustainable preservation of architectural heritage and housing stock. This means I will be focusing my research and design on the possibilities that environmental and sustainability design can create for designing with heritage buildings.
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