Living and working environments are changing. The future will see more people living and working at home in a more open environment with improved connectivity and communication. Individuals are looking forward to living in a more diverse, individual, social and ecological environment. Generations can again live together, supporting one another without a sacrifice of the individual’s freedom. This site between town centers of Amherst and Hadley are ideal for a Solar Village based on sustainable and humanistic principles.
The positive social potential of this project is outstanding and offers the opportunity to live and work comfortably in harmony with nature, the environment and the surrounding facilities and rich tapestry of communities. Connectivity with the existing towns is vital. The Solar Village is easily reachable by shuttle bus from the nearby towns, as well as by bike or car. The buildings are embedded in a strong landscape and water scheme with the goal of preserving, improving and strengthening the existing wetlands.