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Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies / Mario Cucinella Architects

  • 22:00 - 9 February, 2016
Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies / Mario Cucinella Architects
Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies / Mario Cucinella Architects, © Daniele Domenicali
© Daniele Domenicali

© Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Mario Cucinella, Elizabeth Francis, Angelo Agostini
  • In Collaboration With

    Eva Cantwell, Richard Ceccanti, Francesco Fulvi, Caterina Maciocco, Giuseppe Perrone, Natalino Roveri (model maker), Luca Stramigioli, Debora Venturi (environmental strategies)
  • Team

    Prof. Brian Ford, Prof. Saffa Riffat, Rosa Schiano, Mauricio Hernandez Tascon
  • Area

    1300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

  • Environmental Strategies

    University of Nottingham, School of the Built Environment ,UK
  • Structural engineering

    Luca Turrini - Bologna, Italy
  • Project and Site Management

    Chris Jagger - University of Nottingham, UK / Charles Lee - University of Nottingham, Ningbo - P.R. of China / Orlando Shi - University of Nottingham, Ningbo - P.R. of China
  • On-site Implementation of Energy equipments and technologies

    Prof. Jo Darkwa - University of Nottingham, Ningbo - P.R. of China
  • Local Architect

    NADRG, Ningbo (P.R. of China) – Arch. Guo XiaoHui
  • Construction Management

    WEG, Ningbo - P.R. of China
  • MEP and lighting design

    TiFS Engineers Srl. - Prof. Roberto Zecchin
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Daniele Domenicali
© Daniele Domenicali

From the architect. The Nottingham University has opened a new campus in Ningbo, in the heart of the Chinese district of Zhijiang. The Center for Sustainable Energy Technology CSET (Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies) will be dedicated to the diffusion of sustainable technologies such as those applied to solar energy, photovoltaic or wind energy.

Section
Section

The building of 1,300 sqm designed by MCA hosts as well as a visitor center, research laboratories and classrooms for courses. The pavilion stands in a lawn area along a stream that runs through the campus and features a design inspired by paper lanterns and fan-shape of the Chinese tradition. The facade of the building folds drastically to create a dynamic form. The building is entirely covered with a double skin of glass with screen printed patterns that evoke historical buildings in the area and shows an aspect that turns from day to night.

© Daniele Domenicali
© Daniele Domenicali
Diagram
Diagram

The design employs various environmental strategies. A large rooftop opening brings natural light to all floors of the building simultaneously creating a flue effect to allow efficient natural ventilation, while the underfloor heating panels use geothermal energy to heat and cool the environment.

© Daniele Domenicali
© Daniele Domenicali
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