Every 2 years world’s most important university competition for sustainable building is held by the US department of environment. Among 160 applicants Team Austria qualified for the so-called “Solar Decathlon”, led by the Vienna University of Technology. Furthermore they were able to prevail in the first attempt against 19 strong international competitors. By request of the Vienna University of Technology innovation leader Josko accompanied this successful projekt from the beginning by a special individual construction.
It was about a huge lift and slide door with 3 casements that was able to be hidden in the building envelope. The veranda and living space inside can be combined in a big partial roofed living space. The mounting and assembling of this special construction that has a weight of 250 kg per casement, an overall width of 9.2 meters and a height of 2.7 meters could be executed by students without a crane.
The Austrian submission called “LISI” convinced the jury especially in the fields of energy balance, hot water supply, communications and marketability. In total 10 criterias were considered for the evaluation, that’s why it was called “Solar Decathlon”. The competition took place on a former military airport near Los Angeles. For this pupose there rose a “Solar Village” out of the 20 submitted energy-plus-houses. The Austrian one got the most attention. LISI (for “Living Inspired by Sustainable Innovation”) is characterized by an extremely open architecture that connects inside and outside perfectly. This was enabled by this special construction of Josko Fenster & Türen GmbH.
With Austrian know-how the goal was realized perfectly, to connect demanding architecture and efficient energy household, all under the important aspect of marketability. This goal was enabled by the generous use of the miracle cure WOOD.
Josko may claim proudly to have contributed crucially to this success. Josko was able to prove it’s brand principles by this project and above all by it’s result: