Green Energy Laboratory / Archea

Green Energy Laboratory / Archea

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  • Architects: Archea
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  4850
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2012
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Charlie Xia
Green Energy Laboratory / Archea - Waterfront, Garden
© Charlie Xia

Text description provided by the architects. The project, located inside the Minhang Campus of Jiao Tong University, arose from a collaboration between the university and the Italian Ministry of Environment and Protection of Land and Sea, for the realization of a center for the research and dissemination of low environmental impact building technologies. The building, named GEL (Green Energy Laboratory) is designed as a simple and compact body endowed with a central courtyard covered by an ample skylight.

Green Energy Laboratory / Archea - Facade
© Charlie Xia

This space, surrounded by walkway balconies, creates a gap capable of energy consumption optimization since it functions, during sunny winter days, as a heat collector, in the summmer period like a ventilation duct for the warm air that it produces internally. The first two levels of the building house laboratories, conference and control rooms, classrooms and exhibition spaces; the third and top floor includes two representative apartments enclosed in the shape of a “house” covered by a pitched roof made from photovoltaic panels. Every single environment enjoys the benefits derived from the maximization of ventilation and natural lighting through a dual-facing configuration: towards the court and towards the exterior where a double skin guarantees the control and the screening of sun rays on the glazed surfaces.

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Address:Shanghai, China

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Cite: "Green Energy Laboratory / Archea" 07 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/383210/green-energy-laboratory-archea> ISSN 0719-8884

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