On Friday, June 27th 2014 Sylvia Pinel, the French Minister of Housing, came to visit Techstyle Haus in Versailles. Techstyle Haus construction at competition site: Versailles, France. The Solar Decathlon competition challenges twenty collegiate teams to design and build sustainable homes that are powered exclusively by solar energy and incorporate sustainable architecture and design. Techstyle Haus is an international Brown University, RISD and University of Applied Sciences Erfurt,Germany collaboration designing a solar passivehaus out of high performance textiles.
Knowles, Jonathan, "Versailles, France Build: Minister of Housing" (2014). Competition. Paper 1.