Ana Lisa

London's Striking Modern Tourist Information Centre Harvests Rainwater and Geothermal Energy

by , 07/05/11

Urban design,Sustainable Building,Renewable Energy,Recycled Materials,London,green technology,New Materials,green Interiors,Eco Tourism,Daylighting,Architecture,rainwater collection system,geothermal energy,st paul's cathedral,make architects,london design,tourist information centre,trespa,natural light,artificial lightning sensors,electronic screensPhoto by Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat

The full-height glazed front and triangular roof lights create a welcoming interior by filling the space with daylight and reducing the need for artificial lighting. There is only one hand-operated light switch within the whole building, as artificial light is regulated by daylight sensors, which raise and lower luminosity in response to changing weather conditions. The innovative information displays take the shape of dynamic posters made from ever-changing paper-free electronic screens located on the inside and outside of the building.

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