Gallery: Solar-Powered Rail Station is a Diaphanous Train Storage Shed ...

This translucent train station in Spain near the border of France was built with two purposes in mind - sheltering trains from the weather, and protecting them from vandalism. Designed by Sau Taller d'Arquitectura, the Train Store in Ribes de Fraser intermingles a historic aesthetic with a very modern glass train shed with a result that is both charming and functional. The translucent side walls fill the space with natural daylight, while the saw-toothed roof provides space for solar photovoltaics on the south facing slopes to provide power to the station.

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  1. Green Joy October 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    America needs to catch up to Europe in terms of green and sustainable energy development. The USA needs to HAUL ass. Designs like these are starting to pop up like mushrooms in Europe. America needs to stop focusing on oil and focus on green tech, that’ll lower utility and energy costs, and quite possibly create more jobs.

    Juan Miguel Ruiz (Going Green)

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