This tensile pavilion is covered in solar panels that can be used to charge an electric car and then folded up to fit in its boot.
According to dezeen, Los Angeles office Synthesis Design + Architecture created the pavilion for car brand Volvo to showcase its new electric hybrid V60 car during a promotional tour of Italy. A total of 252 flexible photovoltaic panels attached to the lightweight fabric surface have been arranged in a pattern that optimizes their exposure to the sun, based on the average annual position for any location in Italy.
The design was the winning entry to a competition seeking an iconic and portable pavilion, and the architects have described it as “essentially the first-of-its-kind portable charging station for a hybrid car.”
As the sun moves across the sky, the panels that are collecting the least energy are automatically turned off to ensure maximum power generation, whatever the pavilion’s location. The power produced by the panels is fed through wiring integrated into the seams of the fabric skin into a portable battery that charges the car.
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Date: May 29, 2019 @ 09:15
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