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SOLAR
DECATHLON
AFRICA
12/09/2019
BEN GUERIR, MOROCCO
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UNDER THE HIGH PATRONAGE OF HIS MAJESTY THE MOHAMMED VI

SOLAR DECATHLON AFRICA STARTING IN:

SDA
SOLAR DECATHLON AFRICA

IRESEN & UM6P are doing more than ever to support the solar & sustainable buildings industries in MOROCCO and AFRICA through the international collegiate competition Solar Decathlon AFRICA. IRESEN, UM6P and its partners are leading a continentwide effort to train and educate collegiate students to join the AFRICA’s rapidly growing solar & green buildings Market.

WHERE

Ben Guerir, Morocco

WHEN

13th to 27th september.

PROGRAM

S
OUR JURORS

we have the immense pleasure to present to you the solar decathlon africa jurors

20
COUNTRIES
20
TEAMS
48
UNIVERSITIES
1200
STUDENTS

CONTESTS

Architecture

Innovation

Market appeal

Comfort Conditions

Appliances

Sustainability

Home life and entertainment

Communication and Social Awareness

Electrical Energy and Balance

Engineering and Construction

African Architectural Heritage

Buildings in Africa are closely linked to culture, religion and the environment. Each region builds with local materials creating the effect that the buildings themselves are an extension of the earth. Religious symbols are incorporated into building decoration and structures are designed with daily life in mind. African buildings often overcome problems such as weather or comfort using very practical and simple solutions. For example, the Medina in Fez, Morocco was built with thick walled houses and narrow streets to block out the hot summer sun and retain heat in the cold winters. This simple solution has been effective for hundreds of years. There is a beauty to the way African architecture considers these factors to create elegant and practical buildings.

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