Mobble On The Move

Ghent University took part in the Solar Decathlon Europe 2019 competition with the energy-efficient and sustainable concept 'The Mobble'. This is a flexible building block that introduces a new way of building and living and stands for 'Modular Building Block'. The 'Mobble on the move' project is a follow-up to this successful participation, which was awarded with 5 prizes, including the first prize for Engineering & Construction.

The aim is to reconcile the Circular Principles with maximum ecological impact with affordable and high quality homes and offices. This can be done by developing a Mobble version that responds as much as possible to the demand side and thus to the living and working of the future. A Circular Mobble that is broadly applicable: from housing, over urban development and office building to high-rise buildings and block renovation. In order to create an applicable solution to the social challenges such as energy saving, circularity, compaction and an ageing population.

We will investigate whether and how Mobbles can be applied cost-efficiently on a large scale. This not only offers solutions for temporary constructions (daycare, schools, offices, emergency housing), but also allows more permanent constructions to be realized in a circular way.


Research group: Building Physics
Academic year: 2019 / 2020
Staff: Nathan Van Den Bossche, Laura Landuyt