RHÔNE ALPES, WINS SDE 2012 COMPETITION

RHÔNE ALPES (FRANCE), WINS SOLAR DECATHLON EUROPE 2012 COMPETITION

Andalucía Team (Spain), and Med in Italy (Italy), second and third classified in the general ranking.


- Andalucía Team (Spain), wins the Electrical Energy Balance Contest.

- Rhône Alpes (France), obtains the victory in the Comfort Conditions Contest
- Rhône Alpes (France), arises with the first price on the Functioning on the House Contest.
- Rhône Alpes (France), gains the Innovation Contest

-          Andalucía Team (Spain), the public most voted house (out of the competition price)


Madrid, September 29th 2012.
This afternoon, after the announcement of the awards of the four remaining contests, CANOPEA house of RHÔNE ALPES team has won SDE 2012 competition.
This house proposes an urban scale project to answer current issues about density in the alpine corridor. They came up a “Nanotower” concept for this situation: small towers housing an individual house each floor. The top floor hosts a common laundry, a summer kitchen and a relaxing place for all community and gardens and storage boxes (Futher information attached).
Very close in the ranking, in second place the Spanish ANDALUCÍA TEAM with PATIO 2.12. The third prize went to the Italian MED IN ITALY.
Hereby the final classification of SDE2012:
1 Rhône Alpes (France)
2 Andalucía Team (Andalucía, Spain)
3 Med in Italy (Italy)
4 Ecolar (Germany)
5 Counter Entropy Team (Germany)
6 Odooproject, (Hungry)
7 Ceu Team Valencia (Valencia, Spain)
8 (e)co Team (Cataluña, Spain)
9 Prispa (Romania)
10 Team DTU (Denmark)
11 Tongji Team (China)
12 EHU Team (Pais Vasco, Spain)
13 Aquitaine Bordeaux Campus (France)
14 Team Brasil (Brazil)
15 Chiba Univertity (Japan)
16 Cem+Cem- (Portugal)
17 Astonyshine (France-Italy)
18 Grupo Pi Unizar (Zaragoza, Spain)

In this closing ceremony, the out of contest “Public choice Award” granted by KÖMMERLING was given to:  Andalucía Team, with Patio 2.12 was the most voted house by the Villa Solar visitors. EHU Team (País Vasco) on the other hand was the team with more online votes.

Finally, the Public Choice Award combining both votes was given to Andalucía Team.
The Villa Solar will remain opened, free of charge, one more day, to give the opportunity to last visit these innovative and awarded houses.
Solar Decathlon Europe is organized by the Ministry of Public Works, Madrid City Council and the Madrid Polytechnic University (UPM) via its Higher Technical School of Arquitecture (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid). Its main sponsors are Schneider Electric and Kömmerling, & its official collaborators include AENA, ADIF, RENFE, and INECO y FEVE. It is also supported by the US Departament of Energy and the IDAE.

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