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.

the competition

For the first time, the SDE21 is about urban building and living. The teams compete in ten disciplines.

SDE21 Urban Research

The SDE21 actively supports empowerment. Learn more about our activities in the Mirke district in Wuppertal.

partners & supporters

The organization of a competition like the SDE21 is a joint effort. Get to know our international network.