Excerpt: Q Ville is an architectural housing project designed by B-Architecten in Belgium. The 1,7 ha domain counts 44 near zero energy housings such as 1 to 4 bedroom dwellings and intergenerational homes.
[Text as submitted by architect] The former Quarantine stables, a listed monument in a natural and farmland area in Essen, were transformed into an ecological co-housing project. The original volumes of this historical site were restored, disappeared buildings rebuilt.
The 1,7 ha domain counts 44 near zero energy housings such as 1 to 4 bedroom dwellings and intergenerational homes. The common areas hold an indoor swimming pool and a wellness area, a community center with flex job working areas and a roofed terrace with a swimming pond.
The inhabitants have access to car sharing locations and solar energy charging stations. Several common bicycle sheds underline the traffic-free nature of this site. The commercial part at the front side of the site boasts a pub and B&B’s for tourists. At the entrance, there is an exposition area with information and more explanatory historical details about the site.