Solar Decathlon in Wuppertal selected as part of the European Commission’s Festival

24/05/2022

● The New European Bauhaus Festival will take place from 9 to 12 June. © NEB

The opening weekend of the Solar Decathlon Europe in Wuppertal has been chosen as one of the side events of the European Commission's New European Bauhaus Festival. The EU-wide activities from 9 to 12 June support making Europe climate neutral by 2050.

The European Commission's New European Bauhaus initiative is an interdisciplinary and creative movement to generate ideas for a sustainable Europe. It is about matching sustainability with style and making the European Green Deal a positive, tangible experience for people.

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The best ideas and projects will be presented at the New European Bauhaus Festival from 9 to 12 June. The core activities will take place in Brussels, with side events across the EU and beyond – including the opening weekend of the Solar Decathlon Europe in Wuppertal.

All festival activities aim to harmonise design, social inclusion, and sustainability towards a climate-neutral Europe by 2050. The Solar Decathlon Europe, which will take place in Wuppertal, Germany, from 10 to 26 June, shows how we can improve the way we build and live in our cities.

10 to 26 June: Solar Decathlon Europe

Supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, the world's largest collegiate building competition, Solar Decathlon, is taking place in Germany for the first time. Eighteen university teams from eleven countries demonstrate how to sustainably and cost-effectively close gaps between buildings, add storeys to buildings or renovate ageing residential buildings.

Whether a flat made of wood with a roof garden or a flat with cellulose-based components from the 3D printer: sixteen fully functional, furnished houses with up to 110 m2 of living space combine first-class architecture and climate protection. The Solar Decathlon Europe invites people to create, connect, and share – from architecture to technology, crafts to politics, and science to culture. Daily live streams and virtual 3D tours of the houses allow visitors from all over the world to join in.

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About the Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22

The Solar Decathlon is the world's largest collegiate competition for sustainable building and living. It has been inspiring millions of people with innovative buildings and high-profile events for twenty years. With the Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22 (SDE 21/22) in Wuppertal, the competition will take place in Germany for the first time.

The SDE 21/22 is organised and scientifically accompanied by the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Wuppertal. Project partners are the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Utopiastadt gGmbH, Neue Effizienz GmbH, WSW Wuppertaler Stadtwerke GmbH and the City of Wuppertal. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action abbreviated BMWK.

Solar Decathlon in Wuppertal selected as part of the European Commission’s Festival

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