Following their award-winning holistic living project at Heidelberg Village, German architectural firm Frey Architekten is continuing in an advisory capacity as design studio Rongen Architekten unveil their design for one part of a large passive house settlement in Qingdao, China. The pilot project, Asia’s largest passive house settlement to date, will provide various types of housing which will cut carbon emissions by 2.376 tons and save 12.72 million kilowatt hours of electricity.


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German architect Ludwig Rongen and his team, together with their Chinese and German partners, are working on developing Asia’s largest passive house settlement in Qingdao’s Sino-German Ecopark. Various designers and decision-makers participated in last month’s groundbreaking ceremony for the nearly 200-acre construction site.

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The ceremony marked the beginning of construction, in accordance with German passive house standards, for the residential area. Upon the project’s completion, the houses are expected to be certified by the German Passive House Institute.

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