Sustainable terraced house

TU Delft’s entry for the Solar Decathlon, a worldwide competition for energy-neutral construction held in Paris this summer, secured third prize with an extended terraced house with an extended through-room. The house team ‘Prêt-à-Loger / Home with a skin’ achieved the highest scores for sustainability and communication with their energy-neutral terraced house. Supervising Professor Andy van den Dobbelsteen (Faculty of Architecture) deliberately chose the renovation of an existing house because according to him, that is where the challenge of the sustainable future lies. After returning to the Netherlands, the house became the first building of the Green Village that was opened by Stef Blok, the Minister for Housing, on 25 August.

Photo: Jos Wassink

Photo: Jos Wassink

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