RoofKIT in “solar decathlon europe 21/22 – competition source book”


The Solar Decathlon is a major worldwide university-level building competition. Students are challenged to design, build, and operate high-performance, low-carbon buildings that mitigate climate change and improve our quality of life through greater affordability, resilience and energy efficiency. The event came to Germany for the first time in its 20 years history. The Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22 in Wuppertal gathered architects, engineers, and multidisciplinary sustainability experts to communicate and showcase cutting-edge research and technologies in architecture, resource efficiency and renewable energy systems. The SDE 21/22 became an external event of the New European Bauhaus Festival and was awarded with the German Solar Prize. Sixteen university teams from ten countries demonstrated on the common solar campus how to close gaps between existing urban buildings, add storeys to buildings or renovate ageing urban buildings in a climate-friendly and cost-effective way. After thrilling assembly and competition periods of hard work, heat, fun, and new friendships, the teams and their prototypes achieved remarkable outcomes. More than 115,000 visitors experienced the SDE in June 2022. They were inspired by the ideas and positive energy of 500 young international students. Although the circumstances of competition, cooperation and teamwork became the perceptible spirit of this SDE edition. This spirit underlines the power of international cooperation to overcome the ecological and economic challenges of the future. This competition sourcebook summarizes the results, the teams’ contributions and a first cross analysis of key topics.

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