Helen Morgan

IAAC's Stunning Solar-Powered Endesa Pavilion Soaks Up the Sun in Barcelona

by , 08/31/12

Iaac, architecture catalonia, endesa, spanish architecture, sustainable design, green building, eco design, solar power, solar technology

The triangular sections optimize the efficiency of the solar panels, which vary in size and can be adjusted depending on the direction of the sun. Through this strategic system Iaac ensured that the photovoltaic panels capture the maximum amount of energy possible, while utilizing side panels and visor structures to provide passive protection for the building during the city’s hottest months.

Iaac, architecture catalonia, endesa, spanish architecture, sustainable design, green building, eco design, solar power, solar technology

Iaac constructed the building from wood in order to use its natural expanding properties and high thermal insulation. The firm used factory-produced modular sections in order to minimize waste and support further efficiency.

Iaac, architecture catalonia, endesa, spanish architecture, sustainable design, green building, eco design, solar power, solar technology

Amongst the throngs of cafes and bars that adorn the coastline, the stunning building looks more like a log cabin belonging to a Scandinavian woodland than an high-tech, energy-efficient test center. However, the structure is a valuable test-bed for informational grid technologies (which unfortunately remains closed to the public).

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Images courtesy of Helen Morgan

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2 Comments

  1. boikjo May 2, 2014 at 12:28 am

    I’m very excited to hear good information about green design….

  2. Phil Richardson November 18, 2012 at 1:44 am

    i would like to se more of the inside of this house

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