The eco-friendly Active House construction of tomorrow is here today

October 3, 2017


The newly-formed Collaborative Research Centre at Stuttgart University is currently exploring ways to create sustainable and eco-friendly construction for the future. 

The aim is to significantly reduce the amount of resources used in the construction industry step by step within just a few years.


“Entirely new types of buildings are being created – our research is entering completely uncharted territory in many areas”, said the renowned architect and engineer Werner Sobek, founder of the Collaborative Research Center. 

Sobek also coined the phrase “Triple Zero”, which is a formal description of the characteristics that buildings must have to be sustainable. 


Now as the newly-appointed voice and founder of the Collaborative Research Center at Stuttgart University, he predicts a significant reduction in resource consumption in the construction industry over the next few years, particularly in the construction of high-rise buildings and bridges. 

The research is focused on adaptive systems that “interact” in a targeted way with building residents and the environment.