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BAITYKOOL: A WONDERFUL PODIUM 
AT THE SOLAR DECATHLON 2018

 
After more than two years of hard work, team BaityKool won the 3rd general prize at the first edition of the Solar Decathlon Middle East, in Dubai in November 2018. This is a wonderful human and student adventure which came to an end with a great number of trophies for our team, which suffered a lot to achieve its ideas and convictions. 
In order to experiment and develop our innovations, BaityKool will remain working for at least one year.


THE AWARDS WE WON: 

1st place in Sustainability
1st place in Energy Efficiency
1st place in Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)
2nd place in Architecture
3rd place in Innovation
3rd place in Engineering and Construction
3rd place in Energy Management

OUR PROJECT

Design for Middle-East Climate

BUILDING INNOVATION x HARMONIOUS LIVING  

An innovative building where all the living species live in harmony.

Designed for the first edition of the Solar Decathlon Middle-East, in 2018.

INTRODUCTION

BaityKool is an innovative prototype made by a multidisciplinary team from United Arab Emirates, France and Palestine. The bioclimatic design respects the climate and the local spirit.

The skin is a contemporary mashrabiya and integrates solar panels to maximise the production of energy from sunrise to sunset. Protected from the sun by a movable pergola with integrated PV, our green living heart with the aquaponic system produces food.

The sun also allows us to reuse waste water. We are able to cool our house at night with the north wind for natural ventilation and the celestial voute with Radiative Sky Cooling panels.

BaityKool is an innovative building where all the living species live in harmony. Placed in the middle of the desert, the project evokes an immovable rock enclosing an oasis, which contrasts with the nomadic nature of its construction. 

SDME 2018 FINAL AWARDS CEREMONY IN

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OUR CONCEPT

The design considers the local hot climate by proposing an inner shaded court surrounded by the two building masses. The solution maximizes the openings toward the inner court and minimize the openings toward the outside.

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OUR MISSION

Is to conceive a multi-family house where all the elements coexist in harmony, adapted to the climate and the culture, using the latest innovations.

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OUR AMBITION

Is to give life to the project we imagined in the best creative way possible, respecting the rules and requests of the competition in order to make it to the first place.

OUR TEAM

More than 100 students working on Baitykool since october 2016

OUR ACADEMIC CONSORTIUM

Universities and companies involved in our project

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