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

Posted By Tafline Laylin On June 12, 2013 @ 5:24 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery | No Comments

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 [6] 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 [7]

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 [8]. Lastly, the whole program is organized around a central green courtyard that offers workers a respite from the working day.

+ Studio Archea [5]

Via Arch Daily [9]

Images © Charlie Xia


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[3] China's Green Energy Lab: http://en.sjtu.edu.cn/news/sjtu-sino-italian-green-energy-lab-completed-on-minhang-campus/

[4] Shanghai Jiao Tong University: http://en.sjtu.edu.cn

[5] Studio Archea: http://www.archea.it/en/gel-green-energy-laboratory/

[6] Skylights: http://inhabitat.com/tag/skylights/

[7] Image: http://inhabitat.com/gorgeous-double-skin-shields-chinas-solar-powered-green-energy-lab-from-the-harsh-sun/green-energy-lab-by-archea-associati-01/

[8] rooftop photovoltaic array: http://inhabitat.com/nrg-energys-new-solar-canopy-offers-a-grid-free-alternative-to-rooftop-solar/

[9] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/383210/green-energy-laboratory-archea/?source=internal&medium=widget&content=383210

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