5th Element Management
Who are we?
We are an interdisciplinary team that ensures to plan viable places. Sustainable development is at the heart of all our projects in order to provide a pleasant present and a better future. The team consists of a landscape, an architect/designer, a sociologist, a geographer, an urban planner, expert in LEED construction and other fields. Their education and expertise are focused on sustainable community development. The team is motivated by a shared commitment to sustainability and a common vision, we have come together to develop the 5th element concept. Each pilot area not only includes residential buildings but also elements which make a holistic community.
One day in a sustainable community.
My vision of a day in an autonomous and sustainable community looks like this: Every human being must have the right to a healthy diet and a decent place to live, that in my humble opinion is a fundamental right of life. Living in a stress-free and enjoyable environment, is necessary for a good mental and physical health. So imagine now: day to day interaction with everyone of all generations, such as taking coffee quietly with a grandfather who has so many stories to tell. Then spending some time gardening in the community garden that is created after the principles of permaculture. Afterwards going to your office space that offers a healthy environment and supports working more efficiently, in less time than it would take with natural daylight, fresh air and indoor plants to make you feel awake, focused and refreshed. Helping in your community while contemplating the fabulous spectacle of Mother Nature and our children who often make us see another way of living in harmony. Maybe grandmother is already awaiting her grand- children returning from school with a good homemade snack made that morning, while Mom and Dad are working, helping or having fun a couple of steps away from them in their community! Everything for daily life will be within walking distance available. Waking up in the morning and going to the local farmers market in the village where everything is made with family recipes, by someone we know and we know what ingredients are used, because they are cultivated here by myself and my neighbors. A place where resources and profits are reinvested directly into the community, holistic and healthy. The beauty would be to join forces together to contribute to the well-being of the people with whom we share our days, our years, our lives!
Building a sustainable future!
RESPECT and PEACE!
“Cities must change and I want to be involved in these changes.”
“Our build environment shapes our everyday life and has a big impact on our well being and our community – Let’s build a better world for us and future generations!”