Officially opened on October 22, 2022, Dutch Design Week 2022 has reached the end of its event on October 30, 2022. The largest annual event in Northern Europe is one of the most anticipated events for those who concentrate on or are interested in the design industry. Taking place in Eindhoven for a whole week, the event featured a variety of temporary installation projects from international architects and designers.
(Solar Pavilion designed for Dutch Design Week)
Among all the works on display, one large-scale pavilion welcomes visitors to the event through its striking appearance. This is a Solar Pavilion from a collaboration between V8 Architect and solar panel specialist designer Marja van Aubel Studio. Through the Solar Pavilion, they want to highlight the importance of sustainable energy resources.
(The pavilion is built using a steel structure)
Solar Pavilion is built using a steel structure and is designed in a simple arch shape on the roof. The flexibility of shape and the play of color gradation on the solar panel sheet can change the visitor's view of the usually rigid photovoltaic solar panel design. In addition, V8 Architect maximizes the free space under the pavilion by creating a public meeting space in this fairly extensive volume.
(The roof on the Solar Pavilion consists of 380 colorful solar panels)
Simple splendor, that's how it can be summed up when you first see the Solar Pavilion. The volume, arrange using 380 sheets of solar panels, consists of three areas that provide a unique experience for visitors, as they can experience sensory interactions of the sun's heat in different ways.
The first area is the Solar Field, which allows visitors to see the roof of the solar panels as a whole through the box hole in the center of the roof. Furthermore, The Alcove area is functioned to protect visitors from the sun as well as a warmer because this area has solar-powered infrared panels. In this area, V8 Architect and Marja van Aubel Studio use photovoltaic solar panel technology to convert sunlight into thermal energy.
(Colorful photovoltaic solar panels are arranged colliding to form a roof)
(Visitors can see the roof of the solar panels through the iron stairs)
The latter is installing Solar Biennale's reflective Circle, which is designed as a visitor interaction center. Therefore, this area has one circular seat that can accommodate seven people. This seat is the center of attention of the Solar Biennale area because the surface is covered with reflective material placed in the center of the pavilion.
(Box hole in the center of the roof allows visitors to see the roofing solar panels)
Visually, this collaborative project has changed people's view of the boring form of photovoltaic solar panels. In addition, the various experiences presented in the Solar Pavilion are the efforts of V8 Architect and Marja van Aubel Studio to invite the public to use photovoltaic solar panels as renewable energy processors.
(Colorful solar photovoltaic panels)
(The energy harvested by the solar panels is used to illuminate and heat the pavilion)
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