Will a neighbourhood in London Ontario become the community of the future?
A park-like neighbourhood in leafy London, Ontario, may show us what residential communities of the future could look like with an integration of nature and Technology. The model community–named EVE Park (Electric Vehicle Enclave)–will incorporate an extensive array of innovative sustainable technologies for net-zero living and will fundamentally change the relationship between automobiles and living spaces, removing the conventional car garages and driveways from the home.
Residents of EVE Park are unlikely to own vehicles, as the community will offer an electric car-sharing program with vehicles housed in a communal garage powered by solar energy produced on site. The garage will incorporate dispatch and power charging stations; cars will leave the owners at the threshold of their homes, and then automatically park themselves. As a result, the neighborhood will offer approximately 20% more green space in comparison with traditional suburban communities. The dynamic concentric forms of the design echo vehicular movement, and at the same time create a sense of great privacy for each one of the residential units.