The Dacians lived in modern day Romania, they had long been a threat along the borders of the Roman Empire. In 101AD Trajan launched the first of two campaigns against Dacia, eventually it would become a Roman province. Though poorly documented the conflict is celebrated on Trajans column in the centre of Rome, providing a spiralling view of the campaign, and at Adamclisi (in modern day Romania) which depicts brutal fighting between Roman Legionaries and Dacian warriors.
PRISPA is the first and only Romanian team qualified at Solar Decathlon 2012, the most important worldwide contest to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. Placed 9th among the participating teams, PRISPA has been recognized as blending affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency. They believe that new architecture should combine tradition with contemporary technology. They also believe in a greener and more sustainable future for Romania.
Pierre Bortnowski will be joining TEDxBucharest 2012 on behalf of PRISPA, a team of 45 students from architecture, polytechnics, constructions and arts, to share the story of their adventure.