A challenge for creative and innovative minds designing the cities of the future - the HFT Stuttgart has been selected to participate in the international competition "Solar Decathlon Europe" (SDE21) in Wuppertal. 18 international university teams from eleven countries are competing against each other in SDE21, the HFT Stuttgart is one of three participating universities in Baden-Württemberg.
Ecological and energy-efficient building design and construction
The aim of the competition is to design and implement a sustainable, ecological and energy-efficient building over a period of one and a half years. The competition will be held in August 2021 in the Mirker Quartier in Wuppertal. The teams are evaluated in ten different disciplines, including architecture, comfort, energy requirements, sustainability, functionality and urban mobility. The Energy Endeavour Foundation is the sponsor of the competition and the University of Wuppertal is the organiser. The SDE21 is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, among others.
Interdisciplinary University Project
HFT students of all disciplines can participate in the project to contribute their competences and ideas across faculties. The entire range of services from planning to implementation of sustainable urban development projects is required. This includes urban planning, architecture, building physics, surveying, climate engineering, business psychology, mathematics, information logistics, but also public relations and project management are in demand as competences. The student core team currently consists of eleven students and is supported by researchers, employees and professors from different fields of study.
Building on the success of ten years ago
Ten years ago, the HFT Stuttgart successfully participated in the Solar Decathlon Europe and took third place out of a total of 16 teams in the competition in Madrid. The Solar Decathlon was first offered by the US Department of Energy in 2002, since 2008 there is a European version. Rector Prof. Rainer Franke was pleased that the HFT Stuttgart was once again selected to participate. "Innovations in the field of sustainable urban development are a major concern for us in teaching and research. Our strength is that we unite all disciplines under one roof to develop sustainable solutions for the cities of tomorrow".