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Green Energy Laboratory / Archea

  • 01:00 - 7 June, 2013
Green Energy Laboratory / Archea
Green Energy Laboratory / Archea, © Charlie Xia
© Charlie Xia

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Laura Andreini, Marco Casamonti, Silvia Fabi, Giovanni Polazzi
  • Project Manager

    Enrico Ancilli
  • Building Site Assistance

    Andrea Antonucci, Wang Xinfang
  • Collaborators

    Andrea Destro, Eugenia Murialdo, Marco Zuttioni
  • Area

    4850.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Charlie Xia
© 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.

© Charlie Xia
© 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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Cite: "Green Energy Laboratory / Archea" 07 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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