Para Eco House | Tongji University


Architecture students of Tongji University, China, created Para Eco-House for Europe’s Solar Decathlon 2012 – one of the most renowned international architecture competitions focused on energy efficiency. The contest is a research ground for students and young professionals dedicated to the same cause: sustainable architecture. In 2012, the competition took place in Madrid, Spain, and gathered 18 teams. As the jury states, choosing the winners was not easy, as each project had unique qualities. Although the Tongji team did not win, Para Eco-House left an imprint with its parametric design and the use of bamboo, a cheap and renewable material.

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