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We are designing & building “SOL_ID”, a fully functional prototype
of solar powered sustainable social housing for competing
at Solar Decathlon Latin American & Caribbean 2015.

#SDLAC competition begins in

About Solar Decathlon

The Solar Decathlon is an international competition, supported by the US Department of Energy. It invites students from around the world, specialising in Architecture, Engineering, Sustainability to design and build sustainable sustainable housing solutions powered by solar energy.

Students work in collaboration with their universities and industry partners, to raise funds, design and build the prototypes. The final phase takes place at the Solar Villa, where the prototypes are assembled, exhibited to the public and evaluated through 10 contests.

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The first edition in Latin America will be in Cali, Colombia in December 2015. Teams have to design a master plan for 300,000 people, and a high-density urban block from which 1 unit is chosen as prototype.

The 16 teams have 10 days to build their prototypes in the Solar Village. Once built, the prototypes are visited by thousands of people while they are evaluated under the 10 contests (juried & monitored).

We already did it once…

SunBloc House at Solar Decathlon China 2013

The last time Team Heliomet entered a Solar Decathlon competition we produced Sunbloc, which won the RIBA Silver Medal 2012 and participated in Solar Decathlon China 2013.

We can do it again

About SOL_ID

We are implementing innovative materials & solutions
to address sustainable affordable housing for tropical climates.

SOL-ID is based on alternatives to the lightweight petrochemical materials predominantly used in the construction industry. Our proposal incorporates:

  • Resilience Cities
  • Bio-materials
  • Tropical Typologies
  • Circular Economy
Partner Institutions

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Solar Decathlon captures the attention of millions of people worldwide.

We are currently open to receive requests of sponsorship (funding, materials, services), research collaboration, institutional support, and personal donations.
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About Team Heliomet

We are a team of students and faculty members operating out of Unit 4 on the Professional Diploma in Architecture course at the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design of London Metropolitan University.
We collaborate with other Faculty and University Departments, as well as with other institutions, industry partners and experienced consultants.

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Students of Unit 04 2014-15 at The CASS.

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Team Members for #SDLAC

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Anastasia

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Ana-Laura Mohirta

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Ann Lin

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Student Team Leader

Conor Scully

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Derek Opara

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Edoardo Perani

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Ergys Peka

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Fundraising

Heather Graham

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Henriette Backer

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Communications Officer

Holly York

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Jack Boyns

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Kit Smithson

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Lauren Campany

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Mark Mckee

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Instrumentation Officer

Nick Bastow

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Reggie Reynolds

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Site Coordinator

Sebastian Gey

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Shenpei Ha

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Safety Officer

Victoria Havercroft

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Faculty Advisors

Architect RIBA

Anne Markey

Director at CASS Projects

Architect RIBA

Jonas Lundberg

Senior Lecturer

Architect RIBA

Nathaniel Kolbe

Senior Lecturer

Architect RIBA

Eva Diu

Lecturer

Architect MAA

Elian Hirsch

Project Manager

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