About Bob Hendrikx

Bob Hendrikx is a 23 year old Dutch Architecture student at the TU Delft.

Bob Hendrikx

About Me

Besides from being a passionate student, Bob is striving for affordable sustainable housing with his project The Motown Movement.

The Motown Movement is an urban initiative established by three architecture students from the TU Delft in the Netherlands. Their goal is fight climate change by making sustainable technology accessible for everyone. Their plan is to design and share methods for transforming broken-down houses into self-sufficient homes by means of affordable, sustainable and innovative techniques. By doing so they aim to inspire other current and future home owners to do the same; turning the initiative into a movement. To find out more visit www.themotownmovement.com

My idea for the Tomorrow's challenges in today's buildings competition:

We have not inherited the earth from our parents, we are borrowing it from our children. Analyses showed that 4,6% in the current energy balance of The Netherlands is coming from renewable energy sources. We also learned that 40% of the current CO2 emission is coming from the build environment. Buildings like the kunsthal.

Buildings like the kunsthal need electricity and materials that contribute to climate change by emitting CO2. What if we can turn this negative given fact into new possibilities. What if buildings like the kunsthal could absorb CO2 and generate renewable energy, instead of emitting CO2. We could kill 2 birds with 1 stone. I present to you: Worlds first growing architecture. We are creating a modular building element that is growing, absorbing CO2 and generating renewable energy.