The FIRSTLIFE CTU student team after two weeks of very intensive work in on Friday, June 3, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., he successfully handed over his competition object to the organizers of the Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22 international competition in Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia. This fulfilled the condition for full participation in the next rounds of the competition. In the following days, the completed houses were subjected to air tightness measurements and a dynamic heating test was carried out, for which the student teams will present their parallel simulation calculation. (More at http://firstlife.cz ).
The competition object is a functional example of a possible solution for superstructures on student dormitory buildings, with the Na Větrník dormitories in Prague 6 being used as an example. The team works under the guidance of pedagogues from the Faculty of Civil Engineering with the technical support of the University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings (UCEEB) of CTU.
The ceremonial opening of the exhibition, where all 16 competing objects will be presented, takes place on June 10, 2022, with the participation of political representatives, representatives of participating universities and other partners. The exhibition, supplemented by professional events, will last with several breaks until June 26, 2022. From June 13, individual competition disciplines will take place with the gradual announcement of results and, on selected days, guided tours of the competition objects. The overall ranking will be solemnly announced on June 24. The entire event will end on Sunday, June 26, 2022, with the announcement of the public prize.
Half of the houses will then be dismantled and taken away. The other half, which also includes the Czech project, will remain permanently on site and will become part of the so-called LivingLab. Bergische Universität Wuppertal in the team led by prof. Karsten Voss will coordinate joint research projects here.
The competition and the exhibition receive considerable media attention. Our students gave an interview for WDR television, on June 4, 2022, a separate supplement was dedicated to the event in the Westdeutsche Zeitung with an introduction of individual projects and a program for the public. Further media outputs are in preparation.
The CTU competition object will be located in the Solar Campus (LivingLab NRW) in Wuppertal for at least three years. It will continue to be accessible to the public and at the same time will be the subject of research works in international cooperation.