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
conceptual sketch of the structure
sketches of the tilted form
wood truss construction articulated in a sketch
sketch shows the architecture in context
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the project was developed based on the modular composition principle, creating a proper rhythm in the façades and roofing.