The surplus energy is used to power two electric cars and – utilizing smart grid technology – the neighbouring house built by the architect Le Corbusier (home to the Weissenhof Museum since 2006). Combining mobile and permanent infrastructures is an extremely promising approach towards achieving an integrated and decentralized power supply to serve the needs of both electro-mobility and the built-up environment.
Throughout the entire life of the project the consumption and generation of energy as well as a large spectrum of data relevant to building research will be measured on a continual basis and scientifically evaluated at the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK) of the University of Stuttgart.
B10 is part of a network of projects known as “Shop window LivingLab BWe mobile”, in which some 40 projects are being promoted in the Stuttgart and Karlsruhe regions. The project is supported by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Berlin. The state capital Stuttgart has made available property belonging to the city for a period of three years to allow the project to be implemented.
The building plot is located in Bruckmannweg 10, which is in the heart of Stuttgart’s famous Weissenhof Estate. In the 1920s the estate was a ground-breaking signal for essential improvements to our built-up environment. Located on the Killesberg hills Active House B10 is following the innovative character of the estate and transferring it to new realms – where real-estate and mobility are considered and designed as an integral unit.