The Solar Decathlon Europe invites people to create, connect, and share. Enjoy a colourful programme organised in cooperation with our event partners.

Each event day features a different theme – from architecture to timber construction and craftsmanship to interior and lighting design. Concerts, culinary services, and public award ceremonies round off the programme.

Der Solar Decathlon Europe ist eine Veranstaltung zum Gestalten, Vernetzen und Mitmachen. Gemeinsam mit unseren Veranstaltungspartner*innen haben wir ein tolles Programm für Dich auf die Beine gestellt.


Jeder Veranstaltungstag bietet einen anderen Themenschwerpunkt – von Architektur und Design über Holzbau und Handwerk bis hin zu Innenarchitektur und Lichtdesign. Live-Musik, Gastronomie und öffentliche Preisverleihungen ergänzen das Programm.

opening hours

10-12 June, 16-19 June & 22-26 June 2022

The non-public days in between are reserved for the measurements in the houses necessary for the competition. Please find the detailed opening hours and the daily programme in the event calendar.

guided tours

Discover the latest building and living trends up close on public house tours and get to know the students behind the project. Tours are offered continuously during opening hours.

side events

  • Friday, 17 June, 10 am to 3 pm, Event hall
    Congress: Home Ventilation by the Association for Air-Conditioning and Ventilation in Buildings (FGK) Programme
  • Saturday, 18 June, 11 am to 1 pm, Event hall
    Municipal Policy Forum by Handwerk NRW Programme
  • Wednesday, 22 June, 10 am to 5 pm, Event hall
    Green BIM Symposium Programme
  • Thursday, 23 June, 11 am to 17.30 pm, Event hall
    Housing Industry Day by VdW Rheinland Westfalen & GWG Wuppertal Programme
  • Saturday, 25 June, 2 pm to 6 pm, Event hall
    Symposium: Room – Light – Effect by the Association of German Interior Architects (bdia) and Deutsche Lichtechnische Gesellschaft e.V. (LiTG) Programme

award ceremonies

During the event phase, the teams' houses will be inspected and/or judged by a jury of experts. The winning teams will be publicly awarded at an award ceremony per contest with a supporting programme in our event hall. The closing ceremony will take place on 24 June. At this ceremony, the overall winning team of the SDE 21/22 will be chosen based on the points achieved in all ten contests.

You can't always be on site? Join all award ceremonies in the ten competition contests live on our YouTube channel.

Out of competition awards

In addition to competition contests, teams will be judged in other categories and awarded special prizes. Institutions and associations present these so-called Out of Competition Awards for particularly effective topic-specific solutions. The prizes will be awarded at public award ceremonies.

country and culture days

The world is a guest in Wuppertal at the SDE 21/22. On our Country and Culture Days, the teams will present their country or region. Whether interactive games, culinary and musical highlights or exciting exhibitions: Take the chance to get to know different cultures, traditions and customs.

Excursion days for educational institutions

The Solar Campus is a destination for excursions by universities and other educational institutions. You have the chance to visit a wide range of specialist events and to exchange ideas with experts from various sectors. Please refer to the event calendar for the main topics of the individual days. Detailed announcements of the supporting programme will follow.


We also have special offers for school classes before and during our event. In addition to age-appropriate guided tours (in German or English), our education experts from the University of Wuppertal and our cooperation partners will organise exciting activities for young sustainability enthusiasts on the Education Days.

We put your safety first. A comprehensive hygiene and safety concept will be used at the SDE 21/22. Based on the regulation valid in June 2022, the necessary measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 will be implemented.

The programme is continuously updated and supplemented. Do you have any questions about the event? Just send us an e-mail: