DTU Solar Decathlon Europe 2014: Taking inspiration

One cannot design a house in a completely closed process, without looking closely to what is successful or not around the world. The team has a lot to learn by simply keeping eyes opened and observing its immediate surroundings. FOLD obviously constitutes an adequate starting point for the new edition of Solar Decathlon, but the team also takes advantage of several challenging projects that are developed in Denmark and elsewhere in the world. In the past weeks, not to mention the conference about sustainable buildings in Munich, Team DTU has visited the Dome of Visions, an innovative house built under a transparent dome in the central part of Copenhagen, along the main canal. Another tour was organized to visit Nordhavnen, the north harbor district of Copenhagen, which is a possible implantation site for the new house.

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