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The international competition Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22 concluded on Sunday 26 June. The FIRSTLIFE team from CTU was among 16 teams from Europe and Asia, which developed a project and built a demonstration of the superstructure for the student dormitory Větrník in Prague. The Czech team came 3rd in the Comfort category from this very demanding prestigious competition.

On the following day, representatives of the team led by Prof. Jan Tywoniak from the Faculty of Civil Engineering handed over the competition object to Bergische Universität Wuppertal represented by Prof. Karsten Voss as part of the commenced LivingLab, where seven other selected competition objects are located. Within the LivingLab, the local university will coordinate joint research activities for at least the next three years, with the possibility of extending them for further years.

More than one hundred and fifteen thousand visitors visited the exhibition with tours of the competition objects at the Solar Campus over three extended weekends in June. The tour of the Czech House was also of great interest. Expert interpretation in English and German was provided by team members.

During the Czech Day, a short lecture on the activities of the University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings of CTU was given by its scientific director doc. Antonín Lupíšek; it was this centre that provided the student team with the necessary background and technical support for the implementation of the project. A selection of semester and diploma theses arranged as an exhibition on the topic of conversions of neglected industrial sites was brought to the event by the team of Prof. Tomáš Šenberger from the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Architecture. In the accompanying programme, visitors and members of other teams had the opportunity to get acquainted with Czech culture. 

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Photo: View of the FIRSTLIFE house from the east

Photo: Interior view - lounge

Photo: Cover photo from FIRSTLIFE house tours

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prof. Ing. Jan Tywoniak, CSc.