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  3. Team Germany wins Solar Decathlon 2009

Team Germany wins Solar Decathlon 2009

Team Germany wins Solar Decathlon 2009

After 9 days and 10 contests, Team Germany from the Technische Universität Darmstadt won the 2009 Solar Decathlon with their surPLUShome project.

© Jim Tetro, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.
© Jim Tetro, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.

The surPLUShome is based on a single room concept. The interior design is characterized by a multi functional body as its central element. This body contains primary functions like the kitchen, stairs and the bath and defines the possible use of close-by space. Besides it takes over functions of furniture and the building services.

But the most interesting aspect of this house is its shingle inspired ventilated skin, using photovoltaic modules.

You can learn more about the house at Team Germany’s official website.

Cite: David Basulto. "Team Germany wins Solar Decathlon 2009" 16 Oct 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/38065/team-germany-wins-solar-decathlon-2009/> ISSN 0719-8884
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