Living in Metropolises SCE (LiM) is a project dedicated to developing a European housing cooperative. EFL members, Berliner Bau- und Wohnungsgenossenschaft von 1892 eG in Berlin, as well as Tafkaoo Architects in Berlin and Vienna, Flüwo Wohnungsgenossenschaft Stuttgart in Germany, Van der Leij Bouwbedrijven in Amsterdam, and PERL in Paris are spearheading this initiative, with the backing of the entire EFL network.
LiM hopes to share expertise on a European level, promote innovation on the European housing market, respond to political demand to provide affordable housing in cities, and provide housing for middle income groups. The project has started off with 29 apartments in Berlin that are currently beginning constructed. They will be finished approximately around the fall of 2019 and will be dedicated to co-housing creative individuals, testing new materials and components, experimenting with innovative living concepts, working as a blueprint for other projects, and providing affordable housing.
The project will promote the concept of cooperative housing on a European scale.