The Solar Decathlon is an architectural competition. Student teams from all over the world are searching for sustainable solutions for our cohabitation. Ultimately each team builds a real-size model representing the concept of its original building to the public.

This time the Solar Decathlon Europe (SDE21/22) takes place in Mirker Quartier in Wuppertal. Each team develops solutions for real situations in the urban district.

We, Team MIMO, have chosen the third urban situation: Renovation and addition of storey. We add residential space to Café Ada.

Each team faces one of three urban situations.

1. renovation and extension

One of two twin buildings in Ludwigstraße has to be transformed and extended.

2. closing gaps  

A gap between two old buildings in Bandstraße needs to be closed.

3. renovation & addition of storey

The existing building of Café Ada shall be renovated and extended with living space.

Teams compete in
10 contests of SDE21/22

As in the Olympic decathlon, the teams of the Solar Decathlon Europe will compete in ten contests. The team which achieves the highest combined score will win.

For the Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22, the main emphasis lies on sustainable urban building and living. Therefore, five of the ten contests address urban challenges. The remaining five contests represent the core challenges of the SDE: Architecture, Communication, Comfort, Sustainability, and Energy Performance.

The 10 contests of the Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22:

  1. Architecture
  2. Engineering & Construction
  3. Energy Efficiency
  4. Affordability & Viability
  5. Communication, Education & Social Awareness
  6. Sustainability
  7. Comfort
  8. House Functioning
  9. Urban Mobility
  10. Innovation

18 teams are searching solutions for the city of the future.

House for All
Lungs of the City