RoofKIT’s coming home

Welcome to Karlsruhe!

RoofKIT, the Karlsruhe winning prototype of the Solar Decathlon 2021/22 is erected in Karlsruhe on Wednesday 09 November 2022. Under the supervision of the project management, the wooden modules were dismantled in Wuppertal within two days, transported to Karlsruhe and now reassembled by the experienced carpenters of Kaufmann Zimmerei und Tischlerei in cooperation with the crane company and the shipping company.

About the project: The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology participated in the 2021/22 Solar Decathlon Competition in Wuppertal, Germany with its project RoofKIT. Designed as a top-up to an existing structure, it demonstrates a vision for the building industry: social adequate, energy positive and circular sustainable. Since 2020, more than 100 students from KIT within different faculties and under the leadership of the professorships of Sustainable Construction (Prof. Dirk E. Hebel) and Building Technologies (Prof. Andreas Wagner) worked on the project which cumulated in the construction of the House Demonstration Unit in May and June 2022 in Wuppertal, Germany.

For the next three years, the housing unit for 1-2 people can be inspected on the campus of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Furthermore, from spring 2023 onwards, research projects subsequent to SDE 21/22 are planned by the Professorship of Building Physics and Technical Finishing.

video: Daniel Lenz and Katharina Bl├╝mke, Professorship Sustainable Construction, KIT
cut: Elena Boerman, Professorship Sustainable Construction, KIT

More information about RoofKIT here.