2019 - Healthy Buildings Day
"Future Living" by Harwil de Jonge from Heijmans Real Estate
Harwil de Jonge
Heijmans Real Estate
Presentation from the 4th VELUX Healthy Buildings Day that took place in Paris on 10 October 2019. For more information please visit https://www.velux.com/veluxdaysinparis
Heijmans is a listed company in the Netherlands that focuses on infrastructure, building homes and utility buildings, developing residential areas, shopping areas and business parks. Founded in 1923 and traditionally creator of the built environment. Even today we are still feel like creators. We advise, develop and design with the ultimate goal of achieving something. We shape spatial order with heart and soul and a solid portion of common sense.
We add buildings and public spaces that will remain there for perhaps a hundred years. A great responsibility but at the same time also a wonderful task to be able to contribute together with others to creating mixed complexes and neighborhoods where a mix of different target groups can live, work and recreate together. Heijmans is a strong advocate of healthy urban living, with a conscious focus on health. We want to contribute to creating a healthy living environment where the resident is central.
Everyone wants to breathe in clean air, live in a nice neighborhood, enjoy beautiful nature, work in a good workplace, travel safely from A to B and return home healthy at the end of the day. Healthy fits in with a broader movement that society has been making for a long time. Healthy eating, more exercise and a more conscious life also mean healthy living, working and moving forward. We see it as our task to shape that healthy living environment. We do this by developing, building and connecting.
In my opinion it is a privilege to be allowed to contribute to devising and creating the built environment. Tangible, complex, challenging, inspiring. Quality, livability combined with a dose of sustainability. With partners who challenge and innovate. In my role as director within Heijmans Real Estate and Sustainability, I can make an important contribution to this.