Carmody Groarke and Riehle+Assoziierte have won first prize to create a new campus for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nuremberg, Germany. The new project aims to renovate and expand a 1960s brutalist office building, creating a new 38,000 sq. meter development in the city. The concept opens up the city-block by placing a new public square at the heart of the composition, presenting the Church as an outward-facing institution.
Solar tiles operate identically to the photovoltaic panels that are already widely used in construction. The primary difference between them lies in their assembly: whereas photovoltaic panels are attached to an existing roof, solar tiles are part of the roof's construction from the start, taking the place of regular tiling.
The tiles are formed by photovoltaic cells that, when they receive sunlight, create an electric field capable of providing electrical energy for use inside the building. Each tile is connected by cables to the power distribution board.
Fuwen Primary School Reconstruction / The Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of Art, Wangwei studio
- architects: The Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of Art, Wangwei studio
- Location: Fuwen Township, Chun'an County, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China
- Area: 2604.0 m2
- Project Year: 2018
- Photographs: Shuilong Lang
- Photographs: Peiwen Zhen
- Photographs: Wei Wang
- Photographs: Hongbin Wang