Visit our prototype in Wuppertal from 10 to 26 June 2022.

Come and experience first-hand what climate-friendly building and living in the future can look like. The opening days of our prototype are 10 to 12 June, 16 to 19 June and 22 to 26 June 2022.

Where to find SUM

We're located at the Solar Campus in Wuppertal

The main entrance is on Nordbahntrasse, north of the “Mirker Bahnhof” (Mirker Str. 48).

Your Arrival

How to get to us?

Arriving by Public Transport

You can reach the Solar Campus via Wuppertal Central Station from regional and long-distance transport.

From Wuppertal central station you can go:
On foot (1.5 km). The path is signposted.

By public transport:
To the “Schleswiger Straße” stop: Bus 607, 620, 625, 635, 645.
To the “Mirker Bahnhof” stop: Bus 620

Other bus stops near the Solar Campus:
“Am Dorrenberg” Bus 03, 613, 628, 647
“Höchsten/St. Josef Hospital”: Bus 603, 613, 628, 647
“Karlsplatz”: Bus SB 69, CE 65, 603, 613, 643, 647

You can combine your visit with a short walk through the Mirke district and its old Wilhelminian style houses from these stops.

Arriving by Taxi

Please state Mirker Straße 48 as the address.

Arriving by Car

Arriving by car is not recommended – There are no public parking spaces available in the Solar Campus area. If you arrive by car, please use the public parking guidance system of the city of Wuppertal. The Karlsplatz and Rathausgalerie car parks are within walking distance (800 metres). The same applies to the Bahnhofsmall car park (1.5 kilometres). The path to the Solar Campus is signposted.

Arriving by foot or bike

The Solar Campus is ideally accessible on foot and by bicycle.

Three bicycle parking spaces offer sufficient parking space.

Do you know the “Wuppertal Nordbahntrasse”? Combine your visit with a tour of this particular highlight.

Visitors with reduced mobility

Parking spaces are available for you at the venue. Please mention this when booking your free ticket.

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The Solar Campus

The site plan of the campus.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Come and experience first-hand what climate-friendly building and living in the future can look like. The opening days of our prototype are 10 to 12 June, 16 to 19 June and 22 to 26 June 2022.

We're located at the Solar Campus in Wuppertal. The main entrance is on Nordbahntrasse, north of the “Mirker Bahnhof” (Mirker Str. 48).

Why is SUM focussing on tenement flats?

SUM tackles the alarming state of Dutch post-war neighbourhoods by creating a solution for tenement flats across the Netherlands and beyond. In the Netherlands, there are 847,00 tenement flats, which represent 11% of the total housing stock. Tackling this type of building creates the opportunity to contribute to Dutch nationwide goals of being energy-neutral in 2050 and adding one million homes by 2030.

With our tenement flat repurposing strategy we would like to make a world where diversity, innovation and social interaction are stimulated. Where clever design solutions can tackle social, economic and environmental challenges. SUM creates a symbiotic breeding ground that leads to affordable, living communities, and a sustainable environment.

What is the Solar Decathlon Europe Competition about?

Initiated in 2002 by the United States Department of Energy, the Solar Decathlon (SD) is a university-level student competition for resource-responsible and energy-efficient architecture and engineering in the building sector. The competition challenges universities from all over the world to design, build and operate a solar-powered and energetically self-sufficient home equipped with advanced technologies, and designed to the highest standards of sustainability.

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