Solar Decathlon (Middle East) Competition 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in Festival or Exhibition


The SDME is a competition to design and construct the House of the Future. Heriot-Watt's entry in 2018 was led by Shameel Muhammed and staff from the Dubai Campus. Heriot-Watt was selected as one of 22 teams to take part. The house was successfully designed, procured and constructed, and achieved 4th position overall in the competition: a significant achievement for the first time the university has entered such a competition. The project is unique: a live-build, student-led, research-integrated curriculum activity which allows for real innovation in interdisciplinary learning and in research.
Period3 Nov 201814 Nov 2018
Event typeExhibition
LocationDubai, United Arab EmiratesShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • construction
  • sustainability
  • design
  • Solar Decathlon
  • pedagogy
  • Sustainable Design
  • Live Projects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering