About Cubity

The CUBITY concept strives for an optimization of the private spaces and a maximization of the common space. The selected project title, CUBITY, is made up of a combination of the words cube, city and unit, and is emblematic for this idea.

Project Scedule

The project CUBITY “Energy-Plus and Modular Future Student Living” is devided into different project sequences each with a different research focus.

Solar Decathlon at the TU-Darmstadt

The Solar Decathlon is an international university competition started in 2002 on the initiative of the United States Department of Energy.

Welcome at Cubity

In August 2013, the architecture department at the TU Darmstadt was invited to Versailles by the organizers of the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 to develop and build a future-oriented housing cluster for students. The Solar Decathlon is an international student competition for plus-energy houses that took place between June 27th and July 14th 2014 in the palace gardens at Versailles.

The event was organized by the Republic of France, the U.S. Department of Energy and the construction industry, who planned a solar village with twenty-three individual sixteen by sixteen meter housing clusters for the thirty-person teams, in addition to the twenty-three competition buildings and the accompanying infrastructure and event pavilions. The goal was to provide housing opportunities on the Solar Decathlon Campus for all participating teams during the competition and the construction and dismantling phases of their solar houses.

The Energy-Plus and Modular Future Student Living CUBITY documented here was successfully presented internationally as a model project at the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 by the student team from the TU Darmstadt. About 500 Solar Decathletes from around the world and around 150,000 visitors took part in the event in France.

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. M. Arch. Anett-Maud Joppien, Fachgebiet Entwerfen und Gebäudetechnologie, TU-Darmstadt
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. M. Sc. Econ. Manfred Hegger, Fachgebiet Entwerfen und Energieeffizientes Bauen, TU-Darmstadt

Research Assistants:
Project Step 1:
Dipl.-Ing. Architektin Christine Störmer, Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Tim Bialucha, Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Wolfgang Hinkfoth, Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Sascha Luippold, Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Matthias Schönau
Project Step 2:
Dipl.Ing. Architektin Verena Henne, M. Sc. Elisa Stamm, Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Benjamin Trautmann

Student Team:
Rebecca Aldinger, Markus Bauer, Lucas Bickert, Anne Blankenburg, Florian Böttcher, Aslihan Cetin, Frederik Dauphin, Sabrina Dechant, David Disse, Doris Eckert, Catarina Farinha, Christine Göhrig, Viola Goßner, Fabian Gräfe, Hamdulah Günes, Christine Gunia, Jennifer Hagen, Siqi Huang, Marisa Imhof, Anna-Lena Johé, Sandra Jörges, Tae Yoon Kim, Clemens Kirchmaier, Umut Kocak, Martin Koleda, Verena Krekel, Vanessa Leonhardt, Axel Lettmann, Claudia Licciardi, Katharina Möbus, Thomas Moder, Claudia Nunes, Ushio Ota, Sung Jean Park, Aamie Perera, Lennart Petzold, Anna Lena Plaßmann, Alisa Pogorelovski, Johanna Saary, Stefan Schmand, Chrissi Stadler, Elisa Stamm, Marcel Storck, Franziska Torres, Franziska Trenkle, Kathrin Velte, Jens Völker