Solar Decathlon

Is an international competition for university-industry teams to design, build & operate sustainable housing solutions powered by solar energy. At the final phase each team has 10 days to fully assemble the prototypes which are then exhibited to the public and evaluated through 10 contests for 2 weeks.

The first edition for Latin America “SDLAC2015” will be held in Cali, Colombia 23-Nov to 16-Dec with a strong focus in the future of social housing for tropical climates.

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Team HelioMet

We are students, faculties & industry partners operating out of Unit 4 on the Professional Diploma in Architecture course at The CASS of London Metropolitan University. We collaborate with other institutions, industry partners and experienced consultants.

Our line of work is focused in innovation in design & materials through an academic approach of group learning/teaching “by doing”. We participated at Solar Decathlon Europe 2012 and Solar Decathlon China 2013 with the RIBA Silver Medal project SunBloc House. Currently we are participating at Solar Decathlon Latin America 2015 with the SOL_ID project.

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London Metropolitan University

Commonly known as London Met, is a public research university in London, England. With roots going back to 1848, it is one of London’s oldest educational institutions. The University of North London (formerly the Polytechnic of North London) and London Guildhall University (formerly the City of London Polytechnic) merged in 2002 to create the university.

It is the largest “single university” in London, offering about 160 degree courses, to more than 28,525 students , including 7,000 overseas students from 155 countries. The University also maintains several offices abroad in Beijing, Chennai, Delhi, Dhaka, Lagos and Lahore.

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The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University is internationally recognized for its high quality teaching, excellent facilities and unique interdisciplinary opportunities.

Learning through practice, playing with process and working with clients, students at The Cass gain real world experience in both individual and collaborative projects, engaging with professionals, communities and companies. There is a strong emphasis in our studios on socially engaged architecture, art and design applied to both local and global contexts.