HDU model sent to Wuppertal

Our 1:25 model of House Demonstration Unit was built at Faculty ateliers by our great attentional group. It looks incredibly well, and we were even sorry that we had to let it go to Wuppertal. But at least we know we are designing it well. If the final 1:1 demonstration unit will look the same […]

Press release #4 – Spring rebirth of FIRSTlife project

Less than a year to go. Eleven months till final expo of Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22. And this crucial deadline of our FIRSTlife project can be seen on every design update. We are getting closer to provide our vision of modern dormitories in Wuppertal, Germany, a city of the expected finals of the competition. Moreover, […]

Auspices for the FIRSTlife

We are happy to announce that our project is recognized and supported by major Czech institutions. As was mentioned in the last post, our team is under the patronage of the CTU Rector (president of the university). But that is not all. The hot news is that we are now supported by the Minister of […]

CTU Rector on our site

The Rector (president) of Czech Technical University in Prague checked our progress during his visit to UCEEB. Doc. RNDr. Vojtěch Petráček, CSc. even seen part of the UCEEB facility backyard, where the FIRSTlife House demonstration unit will be built. Rector, during his short speech, highlighted the importance of such student projects and appraised our efforts. […]

First contact with the outside world

Last Friday, the FIRSTlife team held their first workshop, presenting our vision of 21st-century dormitories to the invited experts. Our guests, experienced in various fields regarding architecture, civil engineering, sustainable design or urbanism, gave us valuable constructive criticism. It wasn’t always easy to hear it, but this feedback is essential for proper design development. We […]

We know the spot

We wanted building site number 8 and we got building site number 8. At Solar Campus lot selection, Lord Mayor of Wuppertal Uwe Schneidewind picked lot with FIRSTlife name soon enough, so we could call dibs on the exact spot we wanted for our house demonstration unit! Close to the party house, with enough free […]

Press release #3 – FIRSTlife team is back on the track towards Solar Decathlon Europe 21

Wuppertal, here we go again! This sums up the current mood of the FIRSTlife team. Our group, composed of both students and staff of Czech Technical University in Prague, is competing in Solar Decathlon Europe 2021, one of the main events dealing with sustainable, energy-efficient, and socially responsible development. And we are far from giving […]

Back in the game!

After a challenging year affected by world pandemic, we are truly pleased to announce that our team is back on the track towards Solar Decathlon Europe 21 in Wuppertal, Germany! SDE21 has been postponed as a reaction to the current COVID-19 pandemic, so the goal for our team is to finish our design and build […]

April 6th

Our faculty is from March 11th closed. We teach in a distance way. Thus, the preparation and consultation of the solution for SDE21 is also affected. In our team we do our best to meet the requirements for the first submission for the Design challenge. However, we could not start searching for industrial partners and […]