According to the UN and the Lviv’s City Council, 50 000 displaced people will stay permanently in Lviv and its surroundings. These Ukrainian families are hosted in apartments or improvised shelters without proper sanitary facilities or kitchens. All of these places are only available for a very limited period of time. The Internal Displaced People do not have access to proper and long-term living facilities. They must wait for housing construction programs to be able to rebuild their life, and find new opportunities, such as a job and normal social interactions.
Concerned about this alarming housing crisis, we are convinced that only an innovative combination of technologies can provide a sustainable solution. From artificial intelligence to internet applications, we have an extended professional experience to adapt innovations to the needs of people. In order to solve this crisis, we want to bring the 3D-printing technology at the center of Ukrainian resilience.
In Lviv alone, City’s officials estimate that about 10,000 houses should be built. However, a traditional construction would take at least 2 years. In comparison, a 3D house can be printed in 48 hours at a low-cost. At this speed, the need for houses will be fulfilled in a few months with reliable technologies that have been proven over the last 15 years.
In order to realize this vision, the Team4Humanity foundation brought together an international and Ukrainian team. All fields of skills are currently operating between Ukraine, North America and a few European countries.
This project opens the way to the use of modern technologies to create connected, secure and sustainable neighborhoods. In-door innovations will be implemented to build eco-friendly and energy efficient houses. Technologies to internally recycle water and to produce renewable energy with solar panels can optimize resources between several houses. A grid of connected buildings will be the first worldwide example of smart humanitarian villages built during a war.
In link with local partners and advisers, we want to build communities in accordance to the Ukrainian way of life. Our project includes job opportunities with the creation of coworking spaces, or commercial areas for small and medium companies. People willing to develop an economic tissue within their new communities will be supported by a microcredit initiative. Our close partnership with the City Council allows us to propose public services like education and healthcare.
After the war, these smart humanitarian villages will be the model for the city of the future all over the world.