solar powered charging station for cars by kjellgren kaminsky solar powered charging station for cars by kjellgren kaminsky
aug 09, 2013

solar powered charging station for cars by kjellgren kaminsky

solar powered charging station for cars by kjellgren kaminsky architecture
all images courtesy of kjellgren kaminsky architecture




the increasing popularity of electric cars in sweden led the traffic department of gothenburg to commission local firm kjellgren kamisky architecture to posit a solution for sustainable personal transportation.  the result is a solar-powered charging station for electric cars, bikes and scooters that additionally offers weather protection, waiting rooms, a bike repair shop, outdoor gym, cafe and informational kiosks– all wifi connected. the angled wooden truss construction was designed for three plots in angered, rosenlund and högsbo and while the project is still in a conceptual phase, the capabilities of energy-providing, carbon footprint-minimizing architecture is important for the discourse of the ever-changing and increasingly impactful urban landscape. the structure offers drivers multiple resources and the ability to multitask whilst charging their vehicles. locally sourced wood completes the scalable sustainable urban vision.



locally sourced wood completes the tilted construction and posits a solution to the urban problem of personal transportation energy sources 



patrons can charge their car with energy harnessed from the PV panel studded roof 


plan views 



plan views 



conceptual sketch of the structure 



sketches of the tilted form 



wood truss construction articulated in a sketch 



sketch shows the architecture in context 



  • whw..the drawback of electric vehicle is to wait while charging energy. I hope the technology will keep up and eventualy charging car will be as fast as refuel gas.

    Skinner17 says:
  • The design featured in this article is forward-thinking.

    @Skinner17 There is an alternative to waiting for a battery to charge. Tesla has been promoting the idea of swapping out a battery at refueling station. Paired, the option to wait for charge (affordable, but time consuming) versus swapping out a battery (a premium service) could be a very. . . powerful. . . combination.

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