OPZuid – Circular Modular Housing

Brightlands Chemelot Campus as a driving force in a Limburg consortium for the construction of circular modular homes for social housing. A solution for fast and nitrogen-free building with circular materials by a 100% Limburg consortium.

Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen collaborates with a Limburg consortium of companies and knowledge institutions to develop an innovative housing concept. This concept utilizes as many circular and smart materials as possible that are not only circular but also easily adaptable, sustainable, and modular. The housing can provide a solution to the issues surrounding the nitrogen and housing crisis due to its rapid construction process and the ability to be placed at the intended location within one day.

Brightlands Materials Center is contributing to this project by supplying coated windows from its SunSmart project, which are manufactured in its own pilot line. These smart windows are designed to enhance energy efficiency and sustainability in building applications, aligning with the project’s goals of developing advanced, environmentally friendly construction solutions.

The OPZuid project has a duration of 3 years with a total budget of 2.6 million euros and receives a contribution from the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) of the European Union, with co-financing from the Province of Limburg. The first homes will be ready for the market in 2025.