HUB 01, MOBILE STUDENT HOUSING TERMINAL

HUB 01, MOBILE STUDENT HOUSING TERMINAL

Architect
dmvA Architecten

Office A3
Location
Courtrai, Belgium | View Map
Project Year
2012
Category
Student Housing
Mick Couwenbergh

HUB 01, MOBILE STUDENT HOUSING TERMINAL

dmvA Architecten as Architects

HUB 01, MOBILE STUDENT HOUSING TERMINAL, which has been commissioned by Katho, a catholic academy in Courtrai. It has been developed by dmvA and Office A3 and presented during the international Biennial 'Interieur 2012" in Courtrai


The concept is based on three principles; 'mobility', 'personalized student rooms' and 'educational design'. The idea is students take their own room to different places and attach it to a central terminal by a 'plug-in' system.


A prototype of this terminal is built in Courtrai and follows the form of an I-phone. This mobile terminal houses a central kitchen, a living room and a bathroom. By a simple connecting system (hidden by the yellow accordion) the individualized rooms can be attached to the terminal.


The rooms all have different concepts. One concept is 'back to basics', based on ecological principles and clad with plants. Three minimalistic white units of 6 m2 each, provide a bed, toilet and workspace to those students who want to live and work without being distracted.


Another one is based on passive living, walls are completely clad with solar panels and a wind-turbine is placed on the roof.


The one with the skate platform was placed in the center of Courtrai. The central terminal is based on dimensions of a container 244 x 600 and can be dismounted in order to be moved. The project is a vision on the future of learning, the future of living and the future of the student, educational design.

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