The built environment should be reimagined. Decisions on designing, building, owning and operating buildings influence our lives and future massively. The model of property development is currently incapable of delivering truly sustainable buildings, in other words buildings that have a positive, even regenerative impact on our lives, communities and nature. We need to reimagine the basic institutions that govern buildings: the property rules and regulations, value creation, capturing and distribution mechanism, agency as well as material and natural cycles.
YLVA wants to explore how aiming to build a series of the world’s most sustainable buildings, could change the entire property industry. There is a number of ”the world’s most sustainable buildings”, but they remain anomalies. Ylva wants to experiment with a new model, “ learning for regenerative urban fabric” (LRUF), which is a new way of vision-driven, Collaborative and open source development of the built environment, that has the capacity to become the standard, worldwide . To support the LRUF model development Ylva is a) creating systematic frameworks to accumulate and share knowledge b) establishing a community of partners c) spreading and legitimizing radically sustainable building practices and d) developing a series of buildings.
Each experiments in the series of the world’s most sustainable building is designed to push the industry’s limits further , at least in new ways for Collaboration and knowledge sharing, new ways of investing as well as planning and building the construction outputs. It also gives for the property industry agency and responsibility to change itself. We need partners to develop and experiment with new building solutions, development sites and funding to continue the series and p eer-organizations for radically open knowledge sharing.
YLVA focuses on real estate and financial investments along with the hotel and restaurant sector. It is owned by the Student Union of the University of Helsinki and its profits are used to promote student activities. [ Source: ylva.fi ]
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