Essential Homes Research Project by the Norman Foster Foundation and Holcim unveiled in Venice
May 18, 2023
The Essential Homes Research Project by the Norman Foster Foundation and Holcim was inaugurated in Venice, at the Time Space Existence Exhibition, at the occasion of 2023 Biennale of Architecture launch. In this partnership the Norman Foster Foundation designed the housing concept to meet essential human needs, providing safety, comfort and wellbeing for people in displacement, who can live in temporary settlements for decades. Holcim brought the project to life with a range of its sustainable building solutions, making it low-carbon, energy-efficient and circular, demonstrating how sustainable building can be possible for all.
Norman Foster, President of the Norman Foster Foundation: ‘How can we ensure everyone, including some of our world’s most vulnerable populations, can have access to decent living conditions? During the Venice Biennale we show our work-in-progress on this idea; the outcome of a few months of intensive activity in collaboration with Holcim.’
Jan Jenisch, Chairman & CEO, Holcim: ‘I am very excited about the potential for impact coming out of this collaboration. It enables essential homes that are built with some of our low carbon, energy-efficient and circular building solutions, showcasing how sustainable building can be possible for all.’
The Essential Homes Research Project provides safety, comfort and wellbeing. Highly sustainable, this home has a 70% lower CO2 footprint compared to traditional structures. It includes a range of Holcim sustainable building solutions making it low-carbon, energy-efficient and circular.
The project opens the fundamental conversation about making sustainable building accessible to all, to build a future that works for people and the planet.
From 20 May 2023 to 26 November 2023.