Excursion to the Solar Decathlon-Living Lab as part of the Planning Seminar-ANTS

  overview of the Solar Decathlon field Copyright: © Berfin Bayram

Within the course Planning Seminar-ANTS, a field trip to the Solar Decathlon-Living Lab NRW was conducted on 03.11.2022. The students had the opportunity to visit different circular buildings which were built during the Solar Decathlon 21/22 in Wuppertal. The aim of SDE 21/22 was to drive forward the energy transition in urban neighborhoods against the backdrop of climate change. Towards this aim, a total of 18 university teams from eleven countries built innovative housing ideas in the form of fully functional prototypes in Wuppertal as part of the university competition‒Solar Decathlon‒. Within the framework of the follow-up project Living Lab NRW, 8 of these buildings will be further researched.

It was a great experience for the students to see circular buildings where environmental, economic, and social aspects were considered with the aim to contribute to future sustainable buildings.