Solar Cocoon: IAAC's "Fab Lab House" in Madrid
This project will participate in the Solar Decathlon Europe sustainable architecture contest, an event instituted by the US Department of Energy which will be held in Spain for the first time in June. Over fifteen projects from universities all over the world will take part in the competition. The aim of Solar Decathlon Europe is to design an energy-efficient house that uses solar energy only. The entries will have to pass ten tests related to architecture, engineering, solar systems, comfort and innovation, among other variables. Solar Decathlon Europe sets out to prompt public opinion to reflect on energy consumption, climate change and sustainable development.
The houses may be visited between June 17 and 27 at the Villa Solar, in Madrid, beside the river Manzanares, below the Palacio Real, on a site measuring some 30,000 square metres.