UGent selected for Solar Decathlon 2019

(20-12-2017) Ghent University was selected as the only Belgian university to participate in the European edition of Solar Decathlon in 2019, Szentendre, Hungary.

UGent geselecteerd voor Solar Decathlon 2019 (vergrote weergave)The Solar Decathlon is a prestigious international competition between universities from all over the world that are challenged to design, build and operate zero-energy homes. For the competition in Hungary the emphasis lies on renovation.

The Department of Architecture and Urban Planning convinced the jury with his design of "The Mobble". A team of enthusiastic students led by Marc De Kooning and Nathan Van Den Bossche have developed an innovative and ambitious concept with a number of spearheads:

  • Modular and adaptive building system: from tiny house to temporary extension
  • Prefab solutions for the renovation of the building envelope of apartment buildings
  • IoT control of HVAC with personal ventilation, cooling and heating

In Hungary, Ghent University will compete against teams from other universities in the USA, Spain, Italy, Thailand, the Netherlands, Romania, England, Denmark, France ...

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