We are an interdisciplinary Student Team taking part in the Solardecathlon 2014 en France and currently working on the design and planning of our solar powered rooftop house. Composed of students from two of Berlin's inner city universities; the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) and the University of the Arts Berlin (UdK Berlin), we bring together different intellectual approaches. Both universities advocate a unique style of teaching and both styles are enriching our team enormously. Integration into both University Curricula is very important to us, as we are very aware of the challenges and responsibilities that lay ahead. At the same time Team Rooftop has been a very independent team from the start, and naturally we are proud to be fully organized by students. Despite the difficulties and hard work this implies, we are confident that working according to our own agenda and philosophy will pay off. With numerous faculties of the combined campus in Charlottenburg supporting us, we are planning to build and implement our one-of-a-kind rooftop house.
This energy efficient housing unit is designed to react specifically to the needs of the city we live in. Respecting the social-historic context of Berlin as well as working with the climate and temperature fluctuations of eastern Germany is our goal.