sde21: go urban with us!

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New date: June 2022

Due to the current COVID19 pandemic the main event of the SDE21 is postponed to June 2022.

sde21: Teams selected

Eighteen teams from eleven countries will participate in the Solar Decathlon Europe 21

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Press materials, images and logos – get all the important information about SDE21 here.

New date: June 2022

Due to the current COVID19 pandemic the main event of the SDE21 is postponed to June 2022.

sde21: Teams selected

Eighteen teams from eleven countries will participate in the Solar Decathlon Europe 21

Our services for journalists

Press materials, images and logos – get all the important information about SDE21 here.

What is the Solar Decathlon Europe 21?

The SDE21 is a university competition for urban building and living. It takes place in Wuppertal in June 2022 and puts innovative ideas for sustainable architecture into practice. The aim is to develop appropriate solutions for technical, architectural and social challenges facing our European cities.

Meet the teams

Eighteen teams from eleven countries have qualified for the Solar Decathlon Europe 21. ‘Design – build – operate’ is the principle. The teams will therefore not only develop innovative housing ideas, but will actually realise their designs, which will be fully-functional one- or two-storey residential houses.

Wuppertal

Wuppertal is a city that lives transformation. Challenged by important structural, economic and social change, it has evolved into a city with a vibrant arts and cultural scene.

Competition

The SDE21 addresses three urban situations: renovation and extension, closing gaps, and addition of storey. The teams compete with their houses and designs in ten contests.

Urban Research

The SDE21 actively supports empowerment. Our Urban Research Team will provide a wide range of opportunities in Mirke district that residents can participate in.