Activities

The Villa Solar has programmed a wide variety of free activities for everyone. These activities are subject to changes.

General public | Small Children | Children | Young people |

 

GENERAL SCHEDULES OF THE VILLA SOALR FROM 14TH TO 30TH OF SEPTEMBER

  • Official Opening:13th of September, at 13:00 hrs (by invitation only)

 

  • General schedules of the Villa Solar 2012: Everyday from 10:00 to 22:00 hrs*
  • *The Villa Solar will open its doors to the public as from 16:00 hrs on 14 September.

    *The Villa Solar closes at 19:00 hrs on Saturday 29th.

 

  • Opening schedules of SDE 2012 Houses:

Mondays to Thursdays: from 16:00 to 20:00 hrs (by reservation from 17th to 20th for professionals and from 24th to 27th for groups)
Fridays: from 16:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs
Saturdays and Sundays: from 10:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs

The decathletes who built the SDE 2012 Competition houses will explain their projects and technologies to the public in 15-minute visits around the inside of the houses. These visits should be booked in advance on week days, while from Fridays to Sundays, they can be visited by queuing. A system of booking visits to the houses will be activated on this website as from 3rd September.  You can consult the houses taking part in this edition Here.

 

  • Round table discussions with members of the International Jury + Contest Award Ceremonies, at 19:00 hrs

• Architecture Contest Awards (19th/Sep)
• Engineering Contest Awards (20th/Sep)
• Industrialization Contest Awards (21st/Sep)
• Communication Contest Awards (22nd/Sep)
• Sustainability Contest Awards (26th/Sep)
• Energy Efficiency Contest Awards (27th/Sep)
• Electrical Energy Balance, Comfort Conditions and House Functioning Contests Awards (29th/Sep)
• Innovation Contest Award (29th/Sep)
• Final Competition Awards (29th/Sep)

 

  • Out of Contest Awards

• Solar System Integration Awards (20th/Sep)
• Interior Design Awards (21st/Sep)
• Social Housing meets Solar Decathlon Europe-For a fair Energy Transition in the EU (22nd/Sep)
• General Public Awards (29th/Sep)

 

 

ACTIVITIES FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC

  • G01.- Guided tours of the Villa

These are visits of a general nature, explaining the SDE competition and the Villa Solar, while strolling around the houses on the outside. Duration approximately 60 min. Timetable: Fri 16:00-22:00 hrs and Sat-Sun 10:00-22:00 hrs.

  • G02.- Visits to the houses of SDE collaborators (outside the competition)

The public will receive explanations of the most outstanding technologies or building systems in houses not taking part in the competition: ecHor house (of IECA), FabriQ21, MODULAB, Saint Gobain Wanner and House of SDE 2010 UPM (Smart City Center). Timetable: Mon-Thur 10:00-20:00 hrs, Fri-Sun 10:00-22:00 hrs.

  • G03.- Solar Kitchens

Installation of 2 kitchens and a solar oven with demonstrations, ranging from making coffee and boiling water for infusions to making cakes and paellas. Timetable: 17:00-20:00 hrs. and Sat -Sun 11:00-14:00 hrs. and 17:00-20:00 hrs.

  • G04.- Villa Solar photography marathon

Photo competition for everyone on scenes from the Villa Solar. The photos will be uploaded onto Facebook. There will be daily prizes and a grand prize at the end of Solar Decathlon Europe. Timetable: Mon-Thur 10:00-20:00 hrs and Fri-Sun 10:00-22:00 hrs.

  • G05.- Micro-sort film Contest

Which everyday object do you hate because you think it’s unnecessary and harmful to our planet? Which do you admire for the common sense and honesty of its design? Upload your short film into the network and win: a new 32GB iPad, 20 T-shirts exclusively designed by Loreak Mendian, 40 film tickets and above all…… Your short film will become part of the collective film “I like/I don’t like”, based on everyday objects. Timetable: Mon-Sun 10:00-22:00 hrs.

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  • G06.- 10ACTION Exhibitions -IEE

Exhibition of activities organized by the 10ACTION project for 180,000 people in 10 European countries. These include work by children, young people and students who have taken part in 10 ACTION activities.  The winners and best national and international entries from the “Draw the sun’s energy” contest, the “Focus on Energy” photographic competition, the “Ideas for the Future” drawing competition and the “More with less” architecture and urban planning contest. Timetable: Mon-Thur 10:00-20:00 hrs and Fri-Sun 10:00-22:00 hrs.

  • G07.- Passive House (Slow Energy)

Aimed at young people and adults, where an “unfolding” house is used to show how our existing houses can be transformed so that they hardly lose any energy, through passive means (Passivhaus applied). Timetable: 17:00-20:00 hrs. and Sat -Sun 11:00-14:00 hrs. and 17:00-20:00 hrs.

 

 

ACTIVITIES FOR SMALL CHILDREN (1-5 yr-olds)

  • A01.- Painting and colouring in

Tables for the very little ones to paint, color in and use their imagination. Timetable: 14-30 Sep. from 10:00-22:00 hrs.

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  • A02.- Educational games area

Spaces with blackboards, whiteboards, stories, building-blocks, face-painting, story-tellers, puppets… Timetable: 14-30 Sep. from 10:00-22:00 hrs.

  • A06.- MadScience workshops

Workshops on Science and Architecture.  Discover how to amuse yourself with objects powered by solar energy and many other interesting things. Timetable: 14-30 Sep: Fri from 17:00-20:00 hrs., Sat & Sun from 11:00-14:00 hrs. and from 17:00-20:00 hrs. Mon, Wed & Fri for groups and schools by advance booking at evenst@sdeurope.org)

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  • A07.- Make your own city –  Madrid’s Official College of Architects workshop

Build your own sustainable city from recycled materials, designing furniture, houses, parks and all types of buildings.  Bring your box, can, tetrabric or kitchen towel roll and let your imagination flow free and form part of this entertaining project. Timetable: 14-30 Sep: Fri from 17:00-20:00 hrs. Sat & Sun from 11:00-14:00 hrs. and from 17:00-20:00 hrs. Mon, Wed & Fri for groups and schools by advance booking at evenst@sdeurope.org)

  • A08.- See and feel energy.  Thermography for all –  Madrid’s Official College of Architects workshop

Come and have a thermographic photo taken and discover the temperature of your body and other materials. Timetable: 14-30 Sep: Fri from 17:00-20:00 hrs. Sat & Sun from 11:00-14:00 hrs. and from 17:00-20:00 hrs. Mon, Wed & Fri for groups and schools by advance booking at evenst@sdeurope.org)

 

 

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN (6-10 yr-olds)

  • Ao1.- Competition: “Draw the sun’s energy”

This is an international competition for children aged between 0 – 10 years, who will depict solar energy and its uses. For this, they can use pencils, felt-tipped pens, water colors or crayons. Here you can find tables for the little ones, where they can paint, color in and use their imagination. Timetable: 14-30 Sep. from 10:00-22:00 hrs.

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  • A02.- Educational games area

Space with blackboards, stories, building blocks, face-painting, story-telling… Timetable: 14-30 Sep. from 10:00-22:00 hrs.

  • A03.- Web Game: “My Energy Smart Home”

Computer game for building your own house with 10ACTION. But bear in mind that your house has to do more than just look nice; it must also respect the environment and save energy. Timetable: 14-30 Sep. from 10:00-22:00 hrs.

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  • A04.- Discover the Villa Solar (educational booklet)

We explain what Solar Decathlon Europe is and each of the houses one by one, through activities and trials, during visits with your school or parents. The trail can be followed individually or in a group, with tests about SDE.  In addition, you will find information about competitions and activities in which you can take part. Timetable: 14-30 Sep. from 10:00-22:00 hrs.

  • A05.- Solar Passport

Use the Solar passport to collect the stamps you get in every house you visit. Timetable: 14-30 Sep. from 10:00-22:00 hrs.

  • A06.- MadScience workshops

Workshops on Science and Architecture.  Discover how to amuse yourself with objects powered by solar energy and many other interesting things. Timetable: 14-30 Sep: Fri from 17:00-20:00 hrs., Sat & Sun from 11:00-14:00 hrs. and from 17:00-20:00 hrs. Mon, Wed & Fri for groups and schools by advance booking at evenst@sdeurope.org)

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  • A07.- Make your own city –  Madrid’s Official College of Architects workshop

Build your own sustainable city from recycled materials, designing furniture, houses, parks and all types of buildings.  Bring your box, can, tetrabric or kitchen towel roll and let your imagination flow free and form part of this entertaining project. Timetable: 14-30 Sep: Fri from 17:00-20:00 hrs. Sat & Sun from 11:00-14:00 hrs. and from 17:00-20:00 hrs. Mon, Wed & Fri for groups and schools by advance booking at evenst@sdeurope.org)

  • A08.- See and feel energy.  Thermography for all –  Madrid’s Official College of Architects workshop

Come and have a thermographic photo taken and discover the temperature of your body and other materials. Timetable: 14-30 Sep: Fri from 17:00-20:00 hrs. Sat & Sun from 11:00-14:00 hrs. and from 17:00-20:00 hrs. Mon, Wed & Fri for groups and schools by advance booking at evenst@sdeurope.org)

  • A09.- A_shadow2 –  Madrid’s Official College of Architects workshop

Cut out, fold, stick….. Make figures provided by shadows in this workshop that relate nature to Architecture. Timetable: 14-30 Sep: Fri from 17:00-20:00 hrs. Sat & Sun from 11:00-14:00 hrs. and from 17:00-20:00 hrs. Mon, Wed & Fri for groups and schools by advance booking at evenst@sdeurope.org)

  • A10.- The Restorable Home (Slow Energy)

Here children (and their parents) will learn as they play about how to spend less on heating by applying techniques and solutions, as well as how to distinguish between different types of energy. Timetable: 14-30 Sep: Fri from 17:00-20:00 hrs. Sat & Sun from 11:00-14:00 hrs. and from 17:00-20:00 hrs. Mon, Wed & Fri for groups and schools by advance booking at evenst@sdeurope.org)

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ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (11-18 yr-olds)

  • A04.- Discover the Villa Solar (educational booklet)

We explain what Solar Decathlon Europe is and each of the houses one by one, through activities and trials, during visits with your school or parents. The trail can be followed individually or in a group, with tests about SDE.  In addition, you will find information about competitions and activities in which you can take part. Timetable: 14-30 Sep. from 10:00-22:00 hrs.

  • A05.- Solar Passport

Use the Solar passport to collect the stamps you get in every house you visit. Timetable: 14-30 Sep. from 10:00-22:00 hrs.

  • A06.- MadScience workshops

Workshops on Science and Architecture.  Discover how to amuse yourself with objects powered by solar energy and many other interesting things. Timetable: 14-30 Sep: Fri from 17:00-20:00 hrs., Sat & Sun from 11:00-14:00 hrs. and from 17:00-20:00 hrs. Mon, Wed & Fri for groups and schools by advance booking at evenst@sdeurope.org)

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  • A07.- Make your own city –  Madrid’s Official College of Architects workshop

Build your own sustainable city from recycled materials, designing furniture, houses, parks and all types of buildings.  Bring your box, can, tetrabric or kitchen towel roll and let your imagination flow free and form part of this entertaining project. Timetable: 14-30 Sep: Fri from 17:00-20:00 hrs. Sat & Sun from 11:00-14:00 hrs. and from 17:00-20:00 hrs. Mon, Wed & Fri for groups and schools by advance booking at evenst@sdeurope.org)

  • A08.- See and feel energy.  Thermography for all –  Madrid’s Official College of Architects workshop

Come and have a thermographic photo taken and discover the temperature of your body and other materials. Timetable: 14-30 Sep: Fri from 17:00-20:00 hrs. Sat & Sun from 11:00-14:00 hrs. and from 17:00-20:00 hrs. Mon, Wed & Fri for groups and schools by advance booking at evenst@sdeurope.org)

  • A09.- A_shadow2 –  Madrid’s Official College of Architects workshop

Cut out, fold, stick….. Make figures provided by shadows in this workshop that relate nature to Architecture. Timetable: 14-30 Sep: Fri from 17:00-20:00 hrs. Sat & Sun from 11:00-14:00 hrs. and from 17:00-20:00 hrs. Mon, Wed & Fri for groups and schools by advance booking at evenst@sdeurope.org)

  • A10.- The Restorable Home (Slow Energy)

Here children (and their parents) will learn as they play about how to spend less on heating by applying techniques and solutions, as well as how to distinguish between different types of energy. Timetable: 14-30 Sep: Fri from 17:00-20:00 hrs. Sat & Sun from 11:00-14:00 hrs. and from 17:00-20:00 hrs. Mon, Wed & Fri for groups and schools by advance booking at evenst@sdeurope.org)

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  • A11.- Ciclalab

Music and concerts powered by solar panels and energy generated by yourself pedaling our bicycles.  A participative and ecological activity. Stage for free use by advance booking. Timetable: 14-30 Sep: Fri from 17:00-20:00 hrs., Sat & Sun from 11:00-14:00 hrs. and from 17:00-20:00 hrs. Mon, Wed & Fri for groups and schools by advance booking at evenst@sdeurope.org)

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  • A12.- Design Competition: “Ideas For the Future”

Design competition on ideas for a more sustainable future:  “Cities of the future” and “Buildings of the future”. Free technique: drawings, models, text, music, photos, video… There will be prizes, such as Tablets or iPods, for the first three.
Timetable: 14-30 Sep. from 10:00-22:00 hrs.

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  • A13.- Photography competition “Focus on Energy”

Photography competition on themes related to SDE and the sun’s energy. Photos will be sent via events@sdeurope.org. There will be prizes, such as Tablets or iPods, for the first three. Timetable: 14-30 Sep. from 10:00-22:00 hrs.

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  • A14.- Micro-short films competition “I like/I don’t like”

What every day object do you hate because you find it unnecessary and harmful to the planet? Which do you admire for the common sense and honesty of its design? Upload your micro-short film and win: There will be prizes, such as Tablets or iPods, for the first three. Timetable: 14-30 Sep. from 10:00-22:00 hrs.

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  • A15.- Recycled Shadows

Using materials and objects that have lost their original condition, but keep their essence, we will create rest areas in the Villa Solar sheltered from the sun. Timetable: 14-30 Sep. from 10:00-22:00 hrs.

 

 

 

For more information, contact us with the Communication Area at events@sdeurope.org.

 

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