OUR FUTURE VISION
The environment in which we live and work has a direct impact on our well-being, happiness and performance. It is therefore important that our (t)home evolves with us, offering as many opportunities as possible but at the same time taking up as little space as possible for the well-being of our planet.
How will we build in 2050?
In less than 30 years, Europe must be climate neutral. To achieve this ambitious goal, the construction sector must also do its part. Better space efficiency and sustainable homes are needed to respond to this.
In contrast to other sectors, homes are still mostly prototypes that are put into execution In contrast to the evolution towards standardization and prefabrication that we see in many sectors, homes are still largely built on site. This is a labor-intensive and waste-intensive process, which also depends on weather conditions. Peter Hinssen articulates the challenge for the construction industry as follows: “The construction sector is one of the slowest innovating links, but the opportunities there have never been greater.”
One thing we know for sure is that the way we build today is in need of renewal and requires creativity, sustainable innovation and a standardized, adapted construction process.
How will we live in 2050?
We all know this will be different.
There are more and more of us and open spaces have been greatly reduced in recent years. Although we have a lot of green in Limburg, it is important to deal with this precious green space in a sustainable way. The well-being of people, nature and the planet is paramount here.
Moreover, everyone wants to live well, healthily and pleasantly without financial worries. In 2050 the average age in Flanders will be a lot higher, which in turn will bring specific needs. There will be more small families and singles on the one hand, but also more newly composed families on the other.
One thing we know for sure is that adjustments are needed in how we live, where we live and how we think about living.”
So said and done …