Publication date: 
2022/06/10
After two weeks of very intensive work, the FIRSTLIFE CTU student team successfully handed over its competition object to the organizers of the international Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22 competition in Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, on Friday, 3 June, 2022 at 13:00. This fulfilled the condition for full participation in the next rounds of the competition. In the following days, the completed houses were subjected to air tightness measurements and a dynamic heating test was carried out, for which the student teams will submit their parallel simulation calculation.

The competing object is a functional demonstration of a possible solution for additions to student dormitory buildings, using the Na Větrníku dormitory in Prague 6 as an example.The team works under the guidance of teachers from the Faculty of Civil Engineering with technical support from the University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings (UCEEB) of the CTU.  

The opening ceremony of the exhibition, where all 16 competing objects will be presented, will be held on 10 June 2022 in the presence of the political representation, representatives of the participating universities and other partners. The exhibition, supplemented by professional events, will run with several breaks until 26 June 2022. From 13 June onwards, the individual competition disciplines will be held with the announcement of the results and, on selected days, guided tours of the competition objects. The overall ranking will be announced on 24 June. The whole event will end on Sunday 26 June 2022 with the announcement of the prize of the public. 

Half of the houses will then be dismantled and taken away. The other half, to which the Czech project belongs, will remain permanently in place and become part of the so-called LivingLab. Bergische Universität Wuppertal, in a team led by Prof. Karsten Voss, will coordinate joint research projects here.

The competition and the exhibition have received considerable media attention. Our students were interviewed by WDR TV, and on 4 June 2022, the Westdeutsche Zeitung devoted a separate supplement to the event, presenting the individual projects and the public programme. Further media outlets are in preparation.       

Important dates

  • Transport to Wuppertal in 8 trucks: between 19. 5. – 28. 5.
  • Construction on the competition ground in Wuppertal: 20. 5. – 2. 6.
  • Completed object handover to the jury: 3. 6.
  • Measurement of technical parameters and jury evaluation: from 4. 6.
  • Opening ceremony of the exhibition to the public: 10. 6.
  • The exhibition will be open to the public with a few breaks between 10. 6. to 26. 6. (details at https://sde21.eu)

The CTU competition facility will be permanently located at the Solar Campus (LivingLab NRW) in Wuppertal for at least three years. It will be further accessible to the public, serving as a subject of international research.

 (More at http://firstlife.cz).

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Contact person: 
Name: 
Ing. Kateřina Sojková, Ph.D.
E-mail: 
katerina.sojkova@cvut.cz
Department: 
Fakulta stavební