Example through innovation
Besides tried and tested traditional materials such as brick, new technologies were also applied (e.g. waste water heat pumps). However, the true innovations are not only of a technical nature because natural ventilation, for example, also reduces charges residents have to pay. For the residents, the project means to gain a foothold in a previously neglected neighbourhood. The “Candide” allows them to live in bright, well-ventilated, energy-efficiently managed public housing and enjoy the luxury of growing their own fruit and vegetables. The project is an excellent example of how suburbs can be upgraded through attractive, environmentally conscious housing construction.