MINI ITALY & THE BIOSPHERA GENESIS HOUSING MODULE PROJECT.May 6th, 2022
MINI Italy renews its collaboration with Aktivhaus to promote the Biosphera Genesis project, a sustainable housing module focusing on human well-being and reducing the environmental impact of the building construction processes.
With MINI VOICES, a platform has been created to bring together personalities and initiatives that can contribute to a more sustainable and socially responsible future, providing an opportunity to promote revolutionary impulses and share them with a wider global audience.
Within this context, MINI Italy has chosen to collaborate with a partner of excellence in the sustainability and construction sector: Aktivhaus-Nexlogic Group. The company specialises in the development of housing modules using the most advanced technologies in the world focusing on human well-being and reducing the environmental impact of the building construction processes. The collaboration between MINI Italy and Aktivhaus began in 2018 and it is renewed today with the presentation of the fourth generation of the Biosphera Project: Genesis.
Mirko Taglietti, CEO of Aktivhaus and creator of the Biosphera Project, said: “Genesis is the fourth generation of the self-sufficient regenerative biophilic housing module which has already won the Energy Globe Award, the most coveted sustainability prize in the world. Our main goal is to build and renew new-generation buildings that put humans, their senses, needs, physiology, health, and well-being at the center of the architectural and constructive project. Buildings capable of regenerating its inhabitants’ minds and energy.”
As a result of twelve years of research and scientific experimentation in collaboration with numerous organisations, universities, and companies, Biosphera Genesis is a 40 square meter actual self-sufficient container of life – an itinerant living unit that can be transported by road. Biosphera Genesis, which was inaugurated on 8 September 2021 in Venice on the island of San Servolo, is the only housing module in the world to integrate Biophilic Design, an architectural design feature aimed at creating a favourable environment for human health. It is a “passive” house that produces eight times the energy consumed and consumes 95% less energy than a traditional home. It was built using environmentally friendly materials and adheres to the Minimum Environmental Criteria (MEC).