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Solar Decathlon Europe Announces Winners of its 2014 Contest

Solar Decathlon Europe Announces Winners of its 2014 Contest
Solar Decathlon Europe Announces Winners of its 2014 Contest, Rhome for Dencity / Rhome (Rome, Italy). Image © Solar Decathlon Europe / jflakes.com
Rhome for Dencity / Rhome (Rome, Italy). Image © Solar Decathlon Europe / jflakes.com

On Saturday night, the awards were announced in the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe, which is currently ongoing in the grounds of the Versailles Palace in France. The competition challenges university teams to build and run a full scale solar powered house, with awards being judged on a range of requirements including sustainability factors, architecture and comfort, with a different jury of three experts judging each requirement.

The overall winner, based on a combination of all the factors, was "Rhome for Dencity", by the team from Roma Tre University, with a proposal that seeks to "re-densify and re-qualify the boundaries of Rome" by applying principles of density and sustainability to this area where "housing, country, archaeology and illegal buildings are interwoven."

Read on after the break for images of all the winners

1st Prize: Rhome for Dencity / Rhome (Rome, Italy)

2nd Prize: Philéas / Atlantic Challenge (Nantes, France)

Philéas / Atlantic Challenge (Nantes, France). Image © Solar Decathlon Europe / jflakes.com
Philéas / Atlantic Challenge (Nantes, France). Image © Solar Decathlon Europe / jflakes.com

3rd Prize: A Home with a Skin / Prêt-à-loger (Delft, Netherlands)

A Home with a Skin / Prêt-à-loger (Delft, Netherlands). Image © Solar Decathlon Europe / jflakes.com
A Home with a Skin / Prêt-à-loger (Delft, Netherlands). Image © Solar Decathlon Europe / jflakes.com

Prize for Communication and Social Awareness: A Home with a Skin / Prêt-à-loger (Delft, Netherlands)

A Home with a Skin / Prêt-à-loger (Delft, Netherlands). Image © Solar Decathlon Europe / jflakes.com
A Home with a Skin / Prêt-à-loger (Delft, Netherlands). Image © Solar Decathlon Europe / jflakes.com

Prize for Urbanism, Transport and Affordability: Orchid House / Unicode (Hsinchu, Taiwan)

Orchid House / Unicode (Hsinchu, Taiwan). Image © Solar Decathlon Europe / jflakes.com
Orchid House / Unicode (Hsinchu, Taiwan). Image © Solar Decathlon Europe / jflakes.com

Prize for Architecture: Ressò / Team Ressò (Barcelona, Spain)

Ressò / Team Ressò (Barcelona, Spain). Image © Solar Decahtlon Europe / ValeriaAnzolin.com
Ressò / Team Ressò (Barcelona, Spain). Image © Solar Decahtlon Europe / ValeriaAnzolin.com

Prize for Engineering and Construction: Casa / Mexico Unam (Mexico City, Mexico)

Casa / Mexico Unam (Mexico City, Mexico). Image © Solar Decahtlon Europe / ValeriaAnzolin.com
Casa / Mexico Unam (Mexico City, Mexico). Image © Solar Decahtlon Europe / ValeriaAnzolin.com

Prize For Energy Efficiency: Philéas / Atlantic Challenge (Nantes, France)

Philéas / Atlantic Challenge (Nantes, France). Image © Solar Decathlon Europe / jflakes.com
Philéas / Atlantic Challenge (Nantes, France). Image © Solar Decathlon Europe / jflakes.com

Prize for Sustainable Development: A Home with a Skin / Prêt-à-loger (Delft, Netherlands)

A Home with a Skin / Prêt-à-loger (Delft, Netherlands). Image © Solar Decathlon Europe / jflakes.com
A Home with a Skin / Prêt-à-loger (Delft, Netherlands). Image © Solar Decathlon Europe / jflakes.com

Prize for Innovation: Ressò / Ressò (Barcelona, Spain)

Ressò / Team Ressò (Barcelona, Spain). Image © Solar Decahtlon Europe / ValeriaAnzolin.com
Ressò / Team Ressò (Barcelona, Spain). Image © Solar Decahtlon Europe / ValeriaAnzolin.com

Prize for Equipment and Operation: Rhome for Dencity / Rhome (Rome, Italy)

Rhome for Dencity / Rhome (Rome, Italy). Image © Solar Decathlon Europe / jflakes.com
Rhome for Dencity / Rhome (Rome, Italy). Image © Solar Decathlon Europe / jflakes.com

Prize for Energy Balance: Maison Reciprocity / Team Réciprocité (Boone, USA & Angers, France)

Maison Reciprocity / Team Réciprocité (Boone, USA & Angers, France). Image © Solar Decathlon Europe / jflakes.com
Maison Reciprocity / Team Réciprocité (Boone, USA & Angers, France). Image © Solar Decathlon Europe / jflakes.com

Prize for Comfort: Your+ / Lucerne Team (Lucerne, Switzerland)

Your+ / Lucerne Team (Lucerne, Switzerland). Image © Solar Decathlon Europe / jflakes.com
Your+ / Lucerne Team (Lucerne, Switzerland). Image © Solar Decathlon Europe / jflakes.com
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Cite: Rory Stott. "Solar Decathlon Europe Announces Winners of its 2014 Contest" 16 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/527892/solar-decathlon-europe-announces-winners-of-its-2014-contest/> ISSN 0719-8884
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