on office: turbine city
jan 22, 2010
on office: turbine city


norway is considered to have the best conditions in the world for utilizing offshore wind power.
the coastline of stavanger, norway is the longest and windiest in
europe and is largely
unsaturated with turbines. the oil industry has
given the country expertise in offshore
foundations as well as
investment capital to pursue this. norway has half of europe’s
hydropower
to couple wind power.
the EU commission has committed to deriving 20%

of its total energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020. norway
has the capacity
to surpass this goal and become an exporter of the
EU’s newest tradeable good – renewable energy.
norway needs a way to propel wind power via a flagship wind farm to promote
and celebrate its investment.

 

 

‘turbine city’ with central structure turbinby stavanger

 

 

on office wants to take advantage of the country’s weather, geography, resources
and technology and harness this wind power. their concept, ‘turbine city’,
would utilize offshore
wind turbines as a means of creating potential for tourism.
the proposal would see the integration of a hotel, spa and museum built in a turbine within
an offshore wind farm. just 1MW from 8MW turbines would be enough to power
the entire facility. the proposal of this idea could bring tourists, sailors, offshore oil-workers
and cruiseships to the area, where people would be able to experience first hand the advantages
and the spectacle of turbines, increasing awareness and support of this endeavour.

stavanger, norway is already known for many of its natural attractions.
it is also the oil capital of the country. however, it could use some economic momentum
to rebrand itself in time for the ‘sustainable revolution’. turbinby stavanger could create
a new iconic landmark which could be comparable to the architectural symbols of th world
(i.e. the empire state building, new york, the coliseum, rome, the eiffel tower, paris),
without clashing with the city’s historical image.

 

 



idea of what the turbine city could look like

 

 


aerial view

 

 


the turbinby structure within ‘turbine city’ – the proposed design which would combine hotel, spa and museum

 

 


interior view of turbinby

 

 


offshore wind turbines have a huge potential for tourism

 

 


creating a new icon for norway – combining tourism with turbines

 

 


possible typologies

 

 


the increasing scale of turbines allows for habitable space within the turbine

 

 


aerial view of ‘turbine city’ and turbinby

 

 


division of the various levels – lobby, shopping, dining, exhibition

 

 


pool level

 

 


massage and spa level

 

 


hotel levels

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