Gallery: German Armory Transformed into Stunning Solar School

 

This newly-opened solar powered school in Wolfhagen, Germany has repurposed an old cold war army barracks into an energy-efficient modern learning environment. The visionary design takes advantage of the huge footprint of the former tank armory to tuck a campus underneath, while the roof was replaced with translucent thin-film solar panels. The vocational school is a excellent example of green architecture that exposes students to sustainability while providing a beautiful, light-filled, and airy building to learn in.

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  2. chrismerwin August 27, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    This is really kind of remarkable. I would love to get the reactions of both the Bundeswehr who were stationed there and the kids who will study there. Its a beautiful design!

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