Presentation of three portable homes in the Belgian H4.0E pilot
On Wednesday, the 23rd of September, the Province of Flemish Brabant, together with two local social housing agencies (WPZ and SWaL), presented three new small-scale, low carbon and portable housing units as a part of the Belgian H4.0E pilot.
These H4.0E pilot housing units can be utilised in a variety of ways, as they are light, movable constructions that do not require fixed foundations in the ground. This makes them easy to use as portable homes, and municipalities can use them as emergency housing. They can also serve for the temporary use of a vacant lot.
At the official opening, the Province of Flemish Brabant also presented the progress of the Flemish pilot of H4.0E to the attendees. Participants were invited to view an exhibition in one of the units, which demonstrated the small-scale housing projects of the province. Approximately half of the exhibition was dedicated to the Interreg North-West Europe Housing 4.0 Energy project.
Small-scale, portable homes within the Belgian H4.0E pilot
Regional stakeholders learn more about the H4.0E pilot
The WikiHouse model presented to the Belgian H4.0E stakeholders
Participants were also able to watch H4.0E animation and Flemish pilot video
In observance of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, no large crowds were allowed to partake in the public event, but the ‘’cream of the housing sector’’ – the H4.0E project partners and the members of the Flemish regional stakeholders group – were present. The aim of the event was to communicate the updated plans for the Flemish H4.0E pilot to a larger audience.
Both the one-minute video of the Flemish H4.0E pilot and the project animation were broadcast on a video screen, and sketches of the pilot houses were presented in addition to the model of the WikiHouse. The H4.0E project brochure (in Dutch) and the pilot leaflet with more information about the pilot were distributed to the stakeholders.
There were numerous questions and positive reactions to project exhibition. Quite a few visitors were looking forward to hearing about the results of the project and to implement them in their own working fields.