TO – the new Solar Decathlon Europe Project of ETSAV (UPC) has been presented to the public as a 1:1 scale mock-up at the ETSAV central hall.
In the line of all earlier ETSAV Solar Decathlon Projects like LOW2, e(co) and Ressò, TO can be understood as a new, radical proposal for co-housing, a consequent approach to low-carbon architecture and a strong manifest for the sharing of resources and the respect for the environment. It rethinks the concepts of habitability, comfort and privacy and searches for holistic approaches to more sustainable lifestyles.
TO starts now in its decisive stage of development: being build!
Objective is the Solar Decathlon Europe Competition at Szendendre (Hungary) in the month of July 2019, and logistics for a successful participation will have to speed up in the next weeks, with the student team managing all essential developments of design, construction and operation as well as management, financing and marketing by themselves, with UPC faculties assisting only in the role as their advisors.
This radical project-based education of our students at ETSAV can be seen as a sign of identity of our school of Architecture and has trained and educated whole generations of young professionals which designed and build their first project before leaving university!