This contest highlights the crucial interplay between solar energy and buildings in creating multifunctional...
Contest – Solar Design for Public Co-working Spaces

6 May 2024

The Swiss solar house, winner of the Solar Decathlon 2017.  Source: NeighborHub 2017 @DENVER – USA ©Simon Pracchinetti.

A project founded by the Swiss Confederation State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI and by The European Union.



 

SUPSI and MC2.0 present the contest “Solar Design for Public Co-working Spaces”. This contest highlights the crucial interplay between solar energy and buildings in creating multifunctional solar architectures to redefine the use of solar energy as a building and design material.

 

For the contest “Solar Design for Public Co-working Spaces”, participants are asked to design a temporary co-working space in which a flexible and lightweight photovoltaic film is integrated into one or more technological systems such as shading systems, facades, roofs, street furnishing elements, etc. This space, accommodating approximately 10 workers, should encompass essential co-working amenities such as desks, chairs, electrical outlets, and a small outdoor workspace.

 

The jury will be looking for designs that study how the photovoltaic elements are integrated into the built environment and used as a construction material and how the technology can influence and shape architectural decisions. Participants may select any urban environment for their “Solar Design for Public Co-working Spaces” and propose a design solution for the fully functional building.

 

Prizes

 

1st prize: travel and accommodation to the Dutch Design Week 2024 in Eindhoven, NL for all team members (www.ddw.nl). Project panel description and presentation slot at the MC2.0 stand during the Dutch Design Week 2024. The competition winners will be showcased on our www.solarchitecture.ch.

 

2nd prize: project panel description at the MC2.0 stand during the Dutch Design Week 2024. The competition winners will be showcased on our www.solarchitecture.ch.

 

3rd prize: project panel description at the MC2.0 stand during the Dutch Design Week 2024.

 



The registration deadline is the 28th of June while the closing date for the submission is the 6th September 2024. For more information please refer to the contest guideline, downloadable on the “See also” column.

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