Transsolar Academy

The Transsolar Academy offers a one-year fellowship in climate-responsive building design for young architects or engineers in the Transsolar office in Stuttgart. The fellowship covers tuition, travel and accommodation. So for the sixth time, we have chosen six young applicants to start in January 2019 primarily from the "majority world", with the goal of connecting to parts of the world where we have had almost no impact in the past. The program provides lectures, tutorials and project work. The comprehensive and practical training combines theoretical background with hands-on experience: working on a personal project and on projects in the company. Fellows will not only work with and learn from Transsolar staff and partners, but also learn from each other.
Our goal is to gain knowledge and discover the opportunities of "KlimaEngineering" in the home countries of the Academy fellows, where we believe the greatest changes will take place in the near future. We hope to increase our impact by connecting ideas through our TS Academy fellows returning home and applying their knowledge.
We want to inspire others to create their own academy. Find out about the vision and concept for the Transsolar Academy where we share our successes, failures, and learnings as well as our hopes and ambitions moving forward.

2019 / 2020

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Watch the TSA 6 Video! Giving you a short glimpse of the uniqueness of this group... Enjoy!

Projects

We spent half a year to recap the past 5 years of our Transsolar Academy. Always striving to maximize our impact we have "re"started our Academy program with 6 young architects following a slightly new approach: we want to focus "more" on supporting the Fellows in networking during and after their Fellowship. For this reason, we have changed the concept of the personal research projects: set-up as a collaborative effort, with each part essential to the outcome, the group will cooperate and network during their stay in Stuttgart. The result of the project could be shared and evaluated by former Fellows and may be even expanded. Intrigued? So are we – stay tuned.

Just a note: we are still waiting for Hala Hegazi from Egypt to arrive, she is taking part in the education program online at the moment. Below you will find the new Fellows presenting themselves with their creative boards.