Energy autonome and CO2 free shoppingcentre and adaptable housing: self supporting in climate control and energ y suply. Initiated by the Dutch Municipality of Almere, a sustainable community complex comprising a supermarket, shops and adaptable housing for senior-citizens is currently being developed in the Columbuskwartier?(Columbus Quarter) neighbourhood. Columbus Quarter is part of the evolving Almere Poort district. The community complex provides 28 sustainable apart ments for senior citizens , a community shopping centre with a well assorted supermarket, a ground level parking garage and a park. The project will not be built - it was part of a design competition.