Competing Teams

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Competing Teams



  • Eindhoven University of Technology


  • Manager: Prof. S.P.G.
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VIRTUe is a student team at the Eindhoven University of Technology that will be participating in the current and in future Solar Decathlons. To answer the needs of Dubai, VIRTUe will present LINQ, an innovative way of living that will connect technologies and people within the home.Taking the current situation, the concept of LINQ and the target group into consideration,the idea to combine multiple houses into one apartment complex with shared spaceswas intriguing.During the final event, of the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018, VIRTUe will build one of these apartments. This apartment summarizes the benefits of the full sized apartment complex.

  • Passive design strategies
  • Energy management 
  • Water management
  • Social aspects