Construction on a temporary housing development will get underway at the Suikerterrein this week: the 46 homes being built will be taken down and relocated elsewhere in 2030.
Translation by Traci White
Dagblad van het Noorden reports that Van Wijnen construction company project will be a circular residential neighbourhood. The project, which is called the Loskade, will utilise reusable materials that can be easily dismantled and rebuilt at another location. The materials and utilities involved in the units should also be sustainable, including biobased roofing material, rainwater toilets and solar and wind-generated power.
The grounds are not zoned by the municipality for permanent residential structures, and the project, which will consist of four blocks with ground level apartments and one block with 32 flats, will have short term rental contracts. The units are expected to be primarily used by students and professionals who are living in the city on a short term basis.
The Suikerterrein is one of four areas that the city of Groningen is focusing on to create more residential accommodations in the city over the coming years. By 2021, 550 homes should be built at the site, and around 4,000 additional units should be created at the Suikerterrein by 2030.
Photo source: Google Maps