What is
"Solar Decathlon"?


The solar decathlon challenges student teams to design and build highly efficient and innovative buildings powered by renewable energy. The combined competition features two tracks, the Design Challenge, and the Build Challenge. The Solar Decathlon provides hands-on experience and unique training that prepares the competing students to enter the clean energy workforce. This international competition has been a driving force in raising awareness about clean energy

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with 10 Contests


10 Contests © SDE21

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Our Solar Decathlon

the team works closely with a community in one of Bangkok’s oldest neighborhoods, “Talat Noi” to make sure that the most sensible and sustainable solutions are applied with the existing buildings, creating a result that would perfectly fit in any typical row houses in Thailand while preserving the city’s fine-grained urban fabric and its architectural heritage.

The word “UR-BAAN” derived from the competition’s goal that focuses on the transition of urban neighborhood whilst merging it with the word “BAAN”, a Thai word for dwelling, making it “A DWELLING FOR A CITY”.


The purpose of UR-BAAN is to reactivate the under-utilized traditional row houses often found in historic quarters of Bangkok.


Our University


KMUTT is all about academic excellence and energetic research culture in science, engineering and design. Of course, classroom learning is only a means, but certainly not the end and that is why we foster a life-long learning approach into our innovative curriculum and learning environment.

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi was founded as a research university serving as both educational park and industrial park.  KMUTT currently produces qualified graduates and skillful human resources with strong quality and morality ground.  The university actively involves in research and development as well as provides quality academic services contributing to enhancement of economy

and quality of life.

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