RoofKIT - Now in Karlsruhe

Wiederaufbau von RoofKIT am Campus SüdNachhaltiges Bauen

RoofKIT, the Karlsruhe winning project of the Solar Decathlon 2021/22, was relocated to Karlsruhe in early November 2022 and reassembled on the KIT South Campus. Under the supervision of the project management, the wooden modules were dismantled in Wuppertal within two days, transported to Karlsruhe and reassembled by the experienced carpenters of Kaufmann Zimmerei und Tischlerei in cooperation with Team RoofKIT.

The Professorship for Sustainable Construction produced a video of the reassembly.

Video: Daniel Lenz and Katharina Blümke, Professorship for Sustainable Construction.
Editing: Elena Boerman, Professorship for Sustainable Construction.

About the project:
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) participated in the 2021/22 Solar Decathlon competition in Wuppertal with the RoofKIT project. It was designed as an addition to an existing structure and demonstrates a future-oriented vision for the building industry: socially appropriate, energy positive, and circularly sustainable. Since 2020, more than 100 KIT students from different faculties and under the leadership of the Professorships of Sustainable Construction (Prof. Dirk E. Hebel) and Building Physics and Technical Extension (Prof. Andreas Wagner) have been working on the project, which resulted in the construction of the RoofKIT building prototype in Wuppertal in May and June 2022.

For the next three years, the building prototype will remain on the campus of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Straße am Forum/Richard-Willstädter-Allee). In addition, research projects following the SDE 21/22 are planned from spring 2023 by the Chair of Building Physics and Technical Finishing in cooperation with the Chair of Architecture and Intelligent Living. In addition, there will be a guided tour offer through the RoofKIT building after completion of the construction site work in the new year.