When it was built in 1927 the Weissenhof Estate on the Killesberg hills in Stuttgart, Germany, it was tantamount to a revolution in the building industry: the designs created by various world-famous architects demonstrated how we could build and live in the future. Parts of the Weissenhof Estate were destroyed during the war and rebuilt afterwards – with the exception of one plot of ground in Bruckmannweg that has lain unused since 1945. Now, a new and progressive, future-oriented building is to stand on the site – for a period of three years; it is designed to demonstrate how innovative materials, constructions and technologies can sustainably improve our built-up world.
The research project named „B10“, abbreviated from the address Bruckmannweg 10, is the first active house anywhere in the world. Thanks to a sophisticated energy concept and a self-learning building control system the house generates twice as much energy as it actually requires itself. And that from sustainable sources.