The work performed by the participants of the competition was evaluated on the basis of a wide-ranging system of criteria, where aspects of architecture, sustainability, energy efficiency, construction, aesthetics, awareness raising and market potential are considered. Accordingly, Teams had to undergo the so-called decathlon, which covered all the important aspects of environment, architecture, society and market that a modern competition aiming to promote sustainable architecture needs to address these days.

main scope of sde19

The competition organised in Hungary emphasised the architectural solutions related to the renovation of the existing building stock as its primary professional subject. It also aimed to create a Smart Home Park - long-term sustainable park - based on the competition prototypes that would be open to professionals and the general public. The competition posed a number of scientific and innovative challenges to the competing university students: among others the application of local recycled materials, high-level integration of solar photovoltaic and solar cell systems, the issue and solution of the summer overheating of buildings, bioclimatic planning and nature-based solutions, as well as the use of high performance composite materials. The houses competed with one another in ten contests. 

the contests of sde19

  1. Architecture
  2. Engineering & Construction
  3. Energy Efficiency
  4. Communication & Social Awareness
  5. Neighborhood Integration and Impact
  6. Innovation & Viability
  7. Circularity & Sustainability
  8. Comfort Conditions
  9. House Functioning
  10. Energy Balance