HOPE - a project dedicated to exploring and designing movable, sustainable homes for people in need
Within the framework of the European HOPE project, a Sustainable Economy (SE) approach is formalized and institutionalized at a formal level, by providing a methodology and design principles. Using as few resources and materials as possible as well as repurposing them through an upcycling process after each use is an important aspect of the project.
In the coming years, we will examine the best options for building roofs for those in need, and making them easily movable to the next place and usable for someone else going through hardship. To that end, we will pass on that knowledge to the next generation of engineers and technicians to help them design sustainable and movable safehouses in the future.
Nine partners from five European countries gathered to work and make steps to better, more sustainable future!
Our HOPE partners met again in Belgrade after our first meeting in sunny Greece in mid-June.
The HOPE project has been the focus of our efforts for several months. University of Belgrade Faculty of Forestry and Mikser Association from Belgrade organized the second working gathering on 29th and 30th November 2022.
As part of the first day of our meeting, we discussed previous efforts and completed tasks, as well as future steps and activities for the project.
To escape the working atmosphere, we have also prepared two case study presentations especially related to the topic of the project in our country. The first part was presented by Jovan Kujundžić, architect, founder and CEO of LKV Center, a company specializing in the design, manufacture and assembly of wooden structures. Then Tatjana Stratimirović introduced the Integra active house, the first self-sufficient and environmentally responsible prefab house in Serbia. We took advantage of the second day of the meeting to conclude all the agreed theses, then toured the laboratories and arboretum of the Faculty of Forestry.
We thank all partners for a successful and productive meeting and look forward to our next meeting!
A Belgrade-based company specializing in designing, producing, and assembling wooden structures is LKV center. The wood designing system is created by means of light roof fasteners. The system uses a highly controlled and protected technology to build wooden roof structures in an industrialized manner. It is based on using a unique connecting means - the metal LKV-C connector. Additionally, the LKV center designs and executes glued laminated wood structures, while the corresponding program offers a modular housing system. The LKV Center is committed to becoming a directed, new construction program, and to this end, the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade developed and implemented a program of wooden pitch roofs and prefabricated roof structures that are industrially manufactured.
With INTEGRA, you get inventive, green, and energy-efficient modular house made from natural materials. It was designed in Serbia to fit all types, terrain, and any environment. and could be installed in just 2 weeks. INTEGRA Active Houses are affordable homes with low operating costs that pay for themselves in 20 years. At the same time, it is an affordable, low-carbon solution that enables individuals, families and communities to actively participate in the climate change adaptation process. The project aims to integrate modern solutions to provide housing for different user groups and can be used in residential and tourist facilities.