Since 2000 the Bavarian Association for the Promotion of Solar Energy has facilitated an international competition at the interface of architecture and solar energy. The Architectural Award Building -Integrated Solar Technology looks at architectural aspects such as holistic design concept, integration of solar technology into the building envelope as well as the design quality and functionality of the building and solar power system.
In July 2020 Team Mahali entered the Architectural Award Building- Integrated Solar Technology competition. o showcase how we creatively integrated architecture and energy in our net zero housing design. Our submission was the first one ever from Sub-Saharan Africa. Out of 169 applications from more than 26 countries, Team Mahali was shortlisted for the final judging round.
For more on the Bavarian Association for the Promotion of Solar Energy see: www.sev-bayern.de