14.12.2021 | updated: 04.01.2022

On the Solar Campus in Wuppertal 18 building models and concepts will soon become reality. As fully functional houses, they will form the centrepiece of the finals of the BMWi-funded European university competition for urban building in June 2022. More Details and the programme are now available.

For the first time, the student architecture competition Solar Decathlon Europe is taking place in Germany and for the first time, it is focusing on the energy transition in an urban context: Solar Decathlon goes Urban. In recent months, the selected teams from eleven countries all over Europe have fleshed out their close-to-life proposals for a resource-efficient, climate-neutral city. At the beginning of 2020 an international jury had already evaluated the applicants' building designs in ten disciplines and selected 18 teams, which then went on to implement their ideas. Due to the pandemic, initially planned dates had to be postponed.

Soon the student teams will be able to present their projects in a public exhibition and compete against each other. The event site will be open to visitors for eleven days: 10 to 12 June, 16 to 19 June and 22 to 26 June 2022. The non-public days in between are reserved for the measurements necessary for the competition. The teams will offer guided tours of their houses on a continuous basis during the opening hours. Thus, visitors can experience the redeveloped sustainable building and get to know the minds behind the innovative ideas.

Research congress as part of the event

Public award ceremonies with a supporting programme, lectures and cultural highlights are also on the agenda. Numerous companies, organisations and experts from practice and research are involved in the event. From 9 to 10 June the "Energiewendebauen Congress" will take place as part of the event. The congress, organised by the Accompanying Scientific Research Energiewendebauen in close coordination with the BMWi, focuses on research in the field of buildings and neighbourhoods as its main topic.

The 18 teams of the Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22 at a glance

  • Deeply High, Istanbul/Lübeck, Turkey/Germany
  • EFdeN, Bucharest, Romania
  • FIRSTlife, Prague, Czech Republic
  • levelup, Rosenheim, Germany
  • local+, Aachen, Germany
  • Lungs of the City, Pécs, Hungary
  • MIMO, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • RoofKIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • SAB, Bangkok, Thailand
  • SUM, Delft, Netherlands
  • TDIS, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Team Sweden, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • UR-BAAN, Bangkok, Thailand
  • VIRTU/e, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • X4S, Biberach, Germany



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