100 bi-directional shared cars
Living longer and healthier
Cartesius is inspired by the scientific theory of Blue Zones: places where people are proven to live longer and healthier lives. That is why the city district gets lots of green and cars stay out of the scene, except for 100 bi-directional shared cars. These cars work as batteries on wheels: a global first that we launched with Hyundai. Car-free design gives residents more space. It will be a neighbourhood where you can recharge, with a large park to relax and where children can play outdoors. The area should become the most healthy, public transport and bicycle-friendly neighbourhood in the Netherlands.
A home for everyone
The neighbourhood will have various types of housing, so that all target groups from the social to the luxury segment can feel at home. Cartesius gets 25% social rental appartments, a large number of medium-rent and free sector rental appartments.
A sustainable city district
The houses have low energy consumption and are made of materials that can be reused or have less impact on the environment. 30% of the area will be green, ensuring more biodiversity in the city. With this, Cartesius will energetically pursue Utrecht's sustainable ambitions.
As CEO of Ballast Nedam Development, Onno pushes boundaries to make the world a better place for both human and nature.