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Beautiful Double Skin Shields China's Solar-Powered Green Energy Lab from the Harsh Sun

by , 06/12/13
filed under: Architecture, gallery

Green Energy Lab, Archea, Shanghai, China, Minhang Campus, Jiao Tung University, Italian Ministry of Environment, solar power, clean tech, double skin, natural cooling, skylight, rooftop photovoltaic

The three story building has a perimeter of balconies that helped to reduce the building’s energy consumption. In winter, heating expenses are curtailed thanks to the solar heat collected on the balconies, whereas in summer, cooling charges are kept low thanks to the system’s natural ventilation. Skylights throughout the building bring in plenty of natural light.

Green Energy Lab, Archea, Shanghai, China, Minhang Campus, Jiao Tung University, Italian Ministry of Environment, solar power, clean tech, double skin, natural cooling, skylight, rooftop photovoltaic

The first two levels of the simple box structure host the laboratories, conference rooms, classrooms, exhibition space while the top and third floor is devoted to two apartments crowned by a clean energy-generating rooftop photovoltaic array. Lastly, the whole program is organized around a central green courtyard that offers workers a respite from the working day.

+ Studio Archea

Via Arch Daily

Images © Charlie Xia

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