The only home in Solar Decathlon China 2013 to be built in the United States, the Solatrium was designed and named as a thoughtful update to a traditional atrium home—simple and attractive while capturing the sun's power for residents’ needs. Our international, multi-university Team BEMANY (BE for Ghent University in Belgium, MA for WPI in Massachusetts, and NY for New York’s NYU-Poly) identified and used advanced technologies and materials in aiming for affordable, comfortable, sustainable living. The result is a practical, net-zero energy home. With support and talent from our communities, we will ship the Solatrium to Datong, China and reconstruct it for the August competition. We are grateful for this experience and eagerly embrace our moment in the sun. Click here to view our team's photo gallery.