The Solar Decathlon Europe 2021 (in 2022), or SDE 21/22 is an international and interdisciplinary university competition for sustainable building and living in cities.

It focuses on the renovation and further construction of the existing building stock, where the greatest potential for the urban energy transition lies.

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Wuppertal is not only the venue, but also offers urban construction tasks in real building stock.

18 university teams from eleven countries put their visions of sustainable, energy-efficient and socially acceptable architecture into practice. Based on real existing urban districts, they conceptualize, plan and build sustainable houses that make climate protection and energy transition tangible and tangible.

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The ten disciplines of the SDE21/22 specifically emphasise on sustainable urban building and living.

Five of the ten contests address urban challenges. The remaining five contests represent the core challenges of the SDE – Architecture, Communication, Comfort, Sustainability, and Energy Performance.

Overview 10 Contests
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EVENT 10 – 26 June 2022

From our Building Design, we extract one apartment, that is being built as our House Demonstration Unit, representing our vision of sustainable housing and living in the city.

Together with the HDUs of the other 17 participating teams, it will be exhibited and presented to the public as part of the competition finals from 10 – 26 June 2022 in Wuppertal.

Join us for the finals of the Solar Decathlon from 10 – 26 June 2022 in Wuppertal.

Rendering HDU