Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 – Team Serbia


By connecting traditional means of architectural design and contemporary technological principles in an innovative way, Twist BOX project, designed for desert climate conditions, provides a sustainable and adaptable space. New technological solutions are being applied with the aim of achieving a better quality lifestyle in areas with extreme climate and scarce resources.


Reflective outer skin, low thermal mass of the inner skin, along with the innovative geometry of the house itself - allow our house to breathe easier, consume energy smarter and operate with the desired functions without any difficulties.


An innovative sun shading system with brise soleils that allow controlled sun penetration into the house give our house this glamorous aesthetic that makes it unique and authentic. The house features the PV system connected to the AC grid via an inverter for generating electricisity for the household devices.


Smart house technology system is operated by a remote control, a cellular phone, a computer or a touch screen with high level of functionality and comfort, followed by an economical demand side. Plus the opperation of some home devices can be addapted to the available energy optained by the PV system.


Twist Box team consists of students and professors from Faculties of Architecture, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and from Faculty of Technology and metallurgy.




November 14th, 2018


Seih Al Dahal, Dubai, UAE


Engineering and Construction

Energy Management

Energy Efficiency

Comfort Conditions

House Functioning

Sustainable Transportation






Officially Supported by the Serbian Government

TwistBOX project is officially supported by the Government of Republic of Serbia! Today the Prime Minister Ana Brnabić and Minister of Innovations and Technical Development Nedan Popović visited TwistBOX – met the team and learned about the project. 

“The result of our students’ solar, smart and energy-sustainable house will present Serbia at Dubai’s Solar Decathlon Middle East World Competition in 2018. and will remain at the Great Word Exhibition in Dubai in 2020. This is an extraordinary opportunity for our industry and therefore I invite you to support this project” – prof. dr Nenad Popović, Minister of Innovation and Technical Growth

TwistBOX at Workshop #2 in Dubai

TwistBOX team representatives at the Second International Workshop in Dubai – learning and sharing knowledge, working together towards a new sustainable future.

We had the opportunity to work and learn side by side with the Organizers, present our project to other teams and share our knowledge with the public. TwistBOX is specially praised for its architecture and communication. 


Words of support

The unique value of TwistBOX project is recognized by the most important experts in the field of architecture and technology.

Multidisciplinarity is the most important aspect of the TwistBOX team as it makes stronger connection between faculties and allows knowledge sharing among different fields.
prof. dr Vladan Đokić

Dean of Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade
TwistBOX project is an excellent example of team work, showing that our students have talent in designing innovative solutions that can change the future of sustainable dwelling.
prof. dr Nenad Popović

Minister of Innovation and Technical Development

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