Gallery: MAD Unveils Taichung Convention Center With Solar Eco-Skin

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Like a cluster of pleated, venetian blind-esque volcanoes, this new convention center in Taiwan has “skin” that will naturally ventilate the structure and generate energy from solar power. Beijing-based MAD Architects recently designed the Taichung Convention Center as a commission by the Taiwanese government. The center is intended to become a new local landmark and help redefine the cultural landscape of the city, while also drawing attention to sustainable development and growth.

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  1. krossgrus May 5, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Hmm.. Do these exist allready (or is it just CGI)? If not – when? Looks awesome =)

  2. graupelschauer October 1, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Let’s first see the Taiwanese government pay for “double” PVs wrapped around facades of any old orientation. Are the pleats also optimised to maximise surface area for heat loss?

  3. Solartown September 28, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    This is the wildest idea I have seen! Those buildings are so crazy. I want to visit them.

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