THE VILLA SHAMENGO
A house-school-lab of tomorrow’s world
a new art of living
The Villa Shamengo is first of all a house in which about twenty residents will experience every day in-vivo the values of Shamengo. These volunteers will welcome any visitor who wants to discover and share with them a new way of life, from few hours to few days or even few weeks.
A recreational and educational approach will offer an easier way to understand tomorrow’s world challenges and how to respond to them by testing full-scale solutions in the areas of eco-construction, housing, energy, water, waste management, food, connected home… and more systemically in our daily routines.
A living space, a learning area perfect for trying things out, and…
Learn and share
The Villa Shamengo is also a learning space, a school, the school of tomorrow’s world. Through an evolving customized program the Villa offers an ‘a la carte’ training that can be done in the Villa or on line, according to your wish to discover a new art of living, to apply new skills to the every day, to be trained for tomorrow’s jobs.
The construction of the Villa Shamengo will be part of the training. Designed as a giant Master Class, it will allow families, professionals, pupils and students to share history and secret knowledge of exceptional innovators, called Shamengo Pioneers.
Testing selected innovations
Finally, the Villa Shamengo is at once a public, a private and a citizen research laboratory. Anyone who makes a request will be allowed to use this area of life, to seek our beta-tester community to experience a range of products, tools and uses in link with our four core values. The results published in open-source will build a valuable database to continuously improve our lifestyles.
The city of Bordeaux has applied to host the first Villa Shamengo. The Bordeaux metropolitan area is increasing its attractiveness in France and internationally, thanks to several major urban development projects, but also by focusing on cutting-edge and key sectors such as digital technology, creative economy, green areas and high value-added services.
Bordeaux Euratlantique, a local public development agency (EPA), is a true Living Lab, land of hosting innovative projects with the aim of developing and replicating on a bigger scale. It helps and supports numerous initiatives that contribute to the ecological transition: Green Tech, timber construction and social actions on land management specific changes.
Groupe Caisse des Dépôts
The Caisse des Dépôts Group supports large national strategic public policies of general interests and economic development of the country. It has historically supported the evolution of French society. Today, it mainly acts on 4 areas: territorial, ecological and energy, digital, demographic and social transitions.
ADEME, a public agency, is fully involved in the implementation of public policies in environmental, energy and sustainable developments. It contributes to the financing of projects, research and implementation, in 5 areas of intervention: waste; polluted lands and wasteland; energy and climate; air and noise; transversal actions.