Wow Of The Week
Solar Decathlon Europe entrants Team MIMO
Solar Decathlon Europe is a renowned international competition that encourages architecture and design students to push the boundaries of sustainable building practices. The team from Dusseldorf University of Applied Sciences that call themselves MIMO, which stands for Minimal Impact Maximum Output, has taken up the challenge by undertaking a sensitive renovation of a 1905 warehouse in Wuppertal to create 15 eco-friendly apartments. The team's innovative approach involves the use of sustainable materials and construction methods that minimise the new structure's environmental impact. To further promote sustainability, the team has added a rooftop greenhouse garden, providing residents with an urban oasis to grow their own fruits and vegetables.
Pushing the boundaries
In this WOW Of The Week segment, project manager Janina Schleuter and team member Liwia Gnoth offer an exciting glimpse into how Solar Decathlon Europe is pushing the boundaries of architecture and design to create a brighter, more sustainable future. For those interested in learning more about the latest trends and innovations in architecture and design, be sure to check out the Drop of series, which offers a unique and informative look into this exciting field.
MIMO and GROHE products – a great match
MIMO's commitment to sustainability extends to the selection of fixtures and fittings, including GROHE showers and faucets, which are renowned for their water- and energy-saving qualities. GROHE products are an ideal choice for MIMO's project, not only due to their environmental benefits but also because they offer stylish and modern designs that complement the sleek and minimalistic aesthetic of the project. GROHE Blue lets you have your water your way, the water system draws your favourite drinking water straight from the tap, eliminating the need for hundreds of plastic bottles every year.