The area around Flight Forum is also under development. Flight Forum is one of the five drivers of the Eindhoven Airport District area vision. This vision has determined the challenges for the themes of vitality, sustainability, greening, accessibility, and circular economy. The new heart of the Eindhoven Airport District – formed by the area between the terminal of Eindhoven Airport and the office cluster of Flight Forum – will contribute to a new attractive and green entrance to Eindhoven.
But what can we expect? In article #1 you could read about how Eindhoven Airport District will develop into an attractive, lively, and green entrance to Eindhoven in the coming years, and in article #2 you could read about the vision for accessibility and findability. This month you can read about the vision for sustainability.
With the arrival of the third High-Quality Public Transport line, the Brainportlijn, and slow traffic routes, many employees, and travellers will use public transport or bicycles to reach Eindhoven Airport District. Companies will make use of emission-free (shared) mobility, and electric charging stations will be available everywhere. When possible, travellers and destination traffic will use shared transportation from regional pick-up points outside the area. Freight transportation will also be emission-free.
All necessary heat and electricity in the area is locally generated. Roofs, facades, and infrastructure are used for energy generation (such as solar panels and smart roads). Companies have invested in energy efficiency, generation, storage, and exchange with each other.
There is more greenery and less pavement in the public space. The new design prevents the area from becoming too hot in the summer and ensures that a large amount of water is effectively drained during heavy rainfall. Roofs, facades, and infrastructure are utilized for adding greenery and water storage. The area has a much greater biodiversity and is connected to the surrounding landscape.
New buildings are flexible in their layout and can be adapted to changing user needs. New buildings and infrastructure are constructed according to circular principles: as many reusable materials as possible are used and finite resources are used as little as possible. In order to minimize the impact on the environment and living environment, companies in the area and Brainport Eindhoven work together where possible.
The vision is being realized in collaboration with businesses, owners, and other stakeholders in the area, so if you have an idea or project to contribute, don’t hesitate to reach out. Contact Carlo Welten by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org..