To sign up for this cluster, use Bison code L.27347.
Important note: students G&T (Health and Applied Technology) use L.27348.
This clusters consists of the following projects:

A Demand-based appproach to area development

The Restructuring Company Overijssel (HMO  “Herstructureringsmaatschappij Overijssel”) was created by the Overijssel provincial authority in 2009. It was initially intended to be a type of private equity fund to support outdated and rundown business estates to improve for a sustainable future. HMO developed its own unique approach. Their central question is: “how do we get the market to invest? This as the issue of tired and outdated business parks is simply too extensive to tackle using only public funds. Full of entrepreneurial zest, creativity, and taking its lead from existing demand in the market, HMO engages with businesses to find solutions. HMO aligned public objectives with business ambitions, taking a more economic approach to business park improvements. Getting business interests involved in area improvement creates scope for private investments and new opportunities! By assuming whichever supplementary role is needed to move a process forward, ranging from that of investor, developer, lender, and urban planner to that of process manager and project leader. Sometimes even by tackling an outdated business park itself. But in most cases, HMO’s role is that of creative and flexible partner in a thought process. HMO still continues to work on regenerating business and industrial parks across Overijssel in a way that is both resourceful and result-driven. One case which was analysed previously (Bugge K.E., M.J.W. Sloot, 2018), but is still actual, is the MBI site in Raalte, which used to be home to MBI Beton BV. This site is located at the Spoorzone-Oost business park. The MBI site measures approximately 4.5 hectares. The main question is: How can an acceleration be realised for the MBI site, according to the principals of a demand-based approach. With attention for the challenges of these days; energy transition, circularity, climate adaptation, biodiversity, water management and uncertainties around the Corona crisis. Especially in relation to investment decisions. Besides economic and technical issues, attention for a balanced process is important as well. Especially when new themes as mentioned above are involved. HMO offers support in finding stakeholders which can offer support in certain fields of interest in exchange for inspiration for new ideas, concepts or methods offered by young professionals.

Transformation historical farmyard, future usage with natural landscape

Our attention is asked, regarding Erve Brunger, Veldmatenweg 6, Losser, in the outside area of the landscape in Twente. There’s a new destination for this historical farmyard. The meadowland will be transformed to natural land, with walkways and new usage to develop, for example for meditation.  The farmyard will be used as a residence. The barns need possibillities for future usage, this is interesting for potential research. You will explore the existing buildings, what’s the orign, what’s the dynamic appearance, where are sustainable improvements possible, how do we create more coherance in the whole area. How do we create one appearance from the diverse views. We wish for a smart, flexible designed landscape plan, with a new site layout. Which means; a proposal for modifications of the existing buildings and surrounding area. In this context, we will develop a program for the usage now and different possibillities for the future, for example a dwelling and holiday accommodation. Research questions are: in what way can we create added value, in the range of users, environment and surroundings at Erve Brunger and its natural land, how can an overall plan improve the coherence at erve Brunger? Sub-questions are: which historical development took place at the farmyards in Twente in the range of site layout, pavement, vegetation, history, modernization, etc., how did this area grow, what’s the history, what different architectural styles do we find at this farmyard, in what way is it possible to optimize the farmyard-layout for different use, now and in the future, what are the possibilities in a program for the use of the natural land, what is the current quality of coherance between the buildings; dwelling with recent extention, 2 barns, 1 open barn and 1 chickenshed, how can this coherance be optimized, how can more unity be created in the views from different perspectives, how can a landscape-design from the total terrain reinforce this unit, how can a design from a renewed open barn fit this picture, how can a design for the transformation from chickenshed to holiday accomodation fit into this overall plan? We would like you to take into account: low costs, maintenance free solutions, sustainable and ecological building. Drawings of terrain and buildings, existing and new, preferably in 3D. We are looking forward, to work with you!

Preserve forge, create sustainable psychological care

For decades healthcare in the western world has been money driven. But now, as we are confronted with the COVID 19 crisis, is the time to think of implementing patient centric, affordable and accessible care for all people. This will help organize sustainable healthcare for all, from the near future onwards. However, challenges to provide personal care to people post cancer or with brain injury disorders lie ahead, due to Post-COVID 19 social distancing. At the same time, as you can imagine real human interaction with care providers is crucial for these people. At the Stift (originated in the 12th century), an old forge is embedded in the protected village area near Weerselo. For over a hundred years, people forged here, focussing on the transition into agricultural mechanization. The forge was closed in the sixties, after which it became a national monument. After a renovation to preserve the building in 2018, the forge is now ready for its next destination. As you can imagine, this single-layer-brick forge doesn’t at all meet 2020 standards, or, for instance, the European Green Deal imperatives for serving people, planet and prosperity. Moreover, governmental restrictions and rules for  “protected village area” & “national monuments” apply to this project. Questions to be answered: 1) how can we organize a new (without any legacy) psychology practice, including sustainable reimbursement strategies, for 2025? 2) Creation of sustainable healthcare business models within the Dutch healthcare system in “the new normal”. 3) Design a multifunctional, clean environment and preserve the forge as a prerequisite to start the psychology practice, by applying, for instance, passive building design methodology. 4) Neutral energy footprint (CO2 neutral / energy plan). 5) Create novel health marketing concepts, design media advertising campaign within sustainable healthcare business models. 6) Supporting IT infrastructure & implementation plan. 7) Data privacy & cyber-security policies serving privacy rights of people. 8) Based on Healthcare 4.0 app’s choices to be made, for instance client interaction, support and home monitoring.

3D Concrete printing – applications

Over the past 4 years, the researchgroup Industrial Design has developed its own 3D Concrete printer knowledge, resulting in the “Saxion 3D betonprint lab” (the 3D concrete printing lab). With the start of the new KONKRETER project, a more indepth study regarding 3D concrete printing is ongoing. As part of the KONKRETER project, three cases will be developed: fishladder (Vispassage), hottub, staircase (trap of trappenhuis).

Digital Twins for Buildings and Districts

The use of digital representations of buildings, such as Building Information Models (BIM), has a long history in building design as they enhance the interactive communication between multidisciplinary design teams. However, the urgent needs of the energy transition, the move away from centralized unidirectional energy supply systems on building scale towards decentralized bidirectional systems on district scale, require information models on city scale. Whilst building models can be created with modest investments of modelling time the generation of district models, multiple to thousands of buildings, cost hours if not weeks to prepare. That is why the use of existing geospatial data becomes more and more important. By chosing this project the project team is given the chance to (futher-) develop an information model of the inner-city of Enschede based on geospatial data. The aim of the project is to prepare district models of Enschede at different levels of detail (LOD 1 and LOD 2) and prepare the models for analysis with analysis tools such as SimStadt to determine the best suitable energy-mix for building renovations on district scale. Furthermore, the team gets the chance to enrich the models with local material data and occupancy pattern and to evaluate the resulting information models on their potential to be used as input for industrialized production proceses of building renovation components such as prefabricated facades. The possibility exists to link the project to the planned renovation of the pilot district Twekkelerveld in Enschede.

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