Student team Eindhoven University of Technology

We are VIRTUe, a student team from the Eindhoven University of Technology. Follow us on our journey designing and building the most sustainable house at the Solar Decathlon Middle East. This edition will take place in Dubai in 2018.

Student team logo Eindhoven University of Technology


Dubai, the city where everything seems to be possible. High rise buildings, fast cars and big money: the sky is the limit. However, this massive growth brings some problems. The largest group of citizens in Dubai – expats – consist of disconnected communities. Thanks to the hot, humid climate and the massive and not pedestrian friendly infrastructure, they are bound to their homes. Meanwhile, various efforts to bring western elements into the city have an unfavourable impact on our environment.

We, the Dutch, have two specialties. On one hand, we are one of the pioneering countries in the field of technology. In addition, we are very “gezellig”! We believe that we can beat the sustainability problem and build a smart, social and liveable city when we combine our Dutch strengths. Using Dutch Design, we can make the difference.


Here we keep you up to date on our process

March 2017

January 2017

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