First from our region, students of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) submitted a successful tender, which means we accomplished the terms of the competition. Currently our team has 50 student members, not only from the Faculty of Architecture but from other different faculties we accomplished. Our goal is to create an innovative solar building in which we apply our architectural and technical developments.
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Bigpic - Report from the building site

Bigpic – Report from the building site

We are the very end of the building works because in three days the house Odoo should be completed and look fresh and crisply new, ready to receive visitors. The shifts are exhausting, but no one can crush our spirit. The main structures were set on the previous week, and now we install the secondary...
Bigpic - The solar panel is always greener on the other side of the fence

Bigpic – The solar panel is always greener on the other side of the fence

'Cause many of you have asked what did the other teams bring, we were spying on the other competitors' parcels while risking our lives. :)
Bigpic - Under construction...

Bigpic – Under construction…

As the days are passing by, our house is becoming more and more complete. It's only one week left for the Villa Solar public opening ceremony!
Odooproject in Madrid Episode #1

Odooproject in Madrid Episode #1

Here's a the first of the video series showing how we spend the time in Madrid. The first episode is about the first days: the flight, exploring the local cusine, sightseeing, preparation for the assembly works.
Bigpic - Solar Decathlon 2012 officially started

Bigpic – Solar Decathlon 2012 officially started

With the opening ceremony and early-evening party the Villa Solar is officially augurated. But before that we unloaded from the trucks, so we confirmed that all the elements of the Odoo-house arrived.
The bottom of the house

The bottom of the house

Finally we could be sure that our house still exists: Odoo arrived to Madrid
Bigpic - First day on the site

Bigpic – First day on the site

Our day is well documented, thanks to our photographer, enjoy our first day minute by minute!
Bigpic - The first encounter with the site

Bigpic – The first encounter with the site

On the first day we got to know the streets of Madrid, the scene of the competition, we discussed the following weeks schedule, and rested for the following day's construction.
Bigpic - Arriving to Madrid

Bigpic – Arriving to Madrid

The construction team has left to assemble the Odoo house at the Solar Decathlon competition in the following two weeks.
Arrival: on time

Arrival: on time

Check out this blue&white cheerful group, yepp, that’s us at the airport!!
New SDE participant: University of Zaragoza

New SDE participant: University of Zaragoza

Solar Decathlon Europe recently communicated the University of Zaragoza will now participate in the competition in an official capacity.
NTNU withdraws SDE 2012

NTNU withdraws SDE 2012

Solar Decathlon Europe informed us that the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has officially communicated their withdrawal of the SDE 2012 Competition, on June 16th.