The green and energy-efficient housing complex for students and starters along the Vestdijk and Havenstraat in Eindhoven is ready.
The complex consists of almost sixty student homes and forty small town houses. Before the complex was realized on this spot, companies used to be located here, right in the middle of town.
According to the housing corporation Woonbedrijf, all residents have moved in. The residents were handed a bee hotel last weekend. These bee hotels must be placed on the green roofs and should contribute to more biodiversity in the city centre.
The Havenhof residential complex is sustainable. Take for instance roofs: these have solar panels. Heating and hot water is partly electric. These town houses also have roofs covered by sedum. This plant insulates roofs better and keeps them cooler in summer.
The residents also drew up a plan for the layout of their shared courtyard. They first collected all individual wishes and ideas. Then they and a gardener set to work.
This new courtyard has plants and shrubs which should attract many butterflies and of course: bees. The shared courtyard should also turn into a place to sit and meet each other.
The student homes are located along the Vestdijk. There are 41 independent student homes of approximately 25 square meters, with own kitchen and bathroom. The complex also has three shared homes, each consisting of five student rooms of 15 square meters, with shared kitchens and bathrooms.
The town houses measure between 75 and 90 square meters. Each house has a parking space and storage room in the garage underneath the houses.
Source: Studio 040