The Smart Living Lab, a research and development center devoted to the built environment of the future, rallies the inter-disciplinary skills of 3 universities: EPFL, UNI Fribourg and HEIA Fribourg.
Set in the BlueFACTORY innovation’s square of Fribourg, the center’s premises are temporarily settled in the Blue Hall, while waiting for its own building to be constructed on the same site in 2021.
The Smart Living Lab’s building will be both a sustainable structure and an evolving building. It will house the activities of some 100 researchers, offering laboratories, offices and conference rooms. In this multiple-use context, the building will become an experimental field of studies itself, in order to find solutions to energy consumption and the greenhouse gas emissions that it generates.
To enable the future designing teams to reach these ambitious goals, the Building2050 conducted a 4-year research program which explored five different areas: