Abstract | Sunlighthouse is Austria’s first carbon-neutral single-family house. Nestled in a wooded, mountainous region, the home’s sloping roof and architectural elements take full advantage of the sun to ensure maximum daylight and solar energy.
Lessons learnt | The home’s design was the result of a competition between nine up-and-coming Austrian architects, and the winner was Hein-Troy Architekten. VELUX Austria is monitoring the project along with our partners at Danube University Krems and the Institute for Healthy and Ecological Building (IBO). Sunlighthouse is the recipient of the Austrian State Prize for Environment and Energy Technologies. Hein-Troy architects won fourth prize for the project Sunlighthouse in the international architecture award organized by Fiandre entitled Active Architecture. Read more at www.granitifiandre.com In February 2010 Sunlighthouse, won the Austrian National Awarfd or environment & energy technology 2010 in the category "special awards". The award was given for the outstanding innovative content, the degree of novelty and market potential and/or for the already achieved market position.