Gallery: SIEEB Solar Energy-Efficient Building in Beijing


Photo by Daniele Domenicali

Static is not a word that describes the Sino-Italian Ecological and Energy-Efficient Building (SIEEB) at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Designed to maximize passive solar capabilities and fitted with state-of-the-art active solar elements, the SIEEB is a dynamic energy-efficient oasis that optimizes its urban location with ecological considerations. Architect Mario Cucinella and the Milan Polytechnic conceptualized the structure to educate and showcase possibilities for energy-efficient building, particularly in regard to CO2 emissions.

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  1. onionight March 28, 2008 at 12:06 am

    i am an architects that aware ’bout green world :)

  2. Carnival of the Green #... October 1, 2007 at 8:35 pm

    […] Kriscenski explains with a lot of images the SIEEB Solar Energy-Efficient Building in Beijing at Inhabitat. Ali says that this building is “Designed to maximize passive solar capabilities […]

  3. Richie September 28, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    Nice try. How are they going to service or replace those photovoltaic panels that hang out in space like that ? I know that Life is cheap in China… but do they expect people to tightrope walk a beam to get to these panels ?

  4. Michael September 27, 2007 at 3:09 pm

    Form that follows function… beautiful.

  5. Tyler September 27, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    This is fantastic, I love the contrast of the one clean side with the jagged protrusions on the opposite side. I want to go to school there!

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