What is RoofKIT?
The construction industry is responsible for almost 40% of global CO2 emissions. Raw materials and undeveloped land are in limited supply, and the sun is the only energy source that can be used without limit.
A huge, overlooked potential of building land and areas for energy production is located directly above our heads: on the roofs of the city. The addition of new storeys to existing roof areas points the way to a new social coexistence. In addition, the existing buildings are upgraded programmatically and functionally.
With its contribution to the international student competition “Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22”, the RoofKIT team proves that the implementation of sustainable architecture, which saves space and resources, collects energy and develops visions for living together in the city, is already possible today and also with the inclusion of existing buildings.