The Scoop: Solar Beyond The Roof
As solar power becomes an even more desirable alternative energy source, architecture is adapting to incorporate solar panels into the design of a new building or integrating them seamlessly into an existing building. Often we see the panels on the roof where the most sun exposure reaches the building. But as technology advances solar panels can now be wrapped around whole buildings. We’ve pulled together some unique buildings from across the globe that have elevated their solar energy beyond the roof.
Cornell’s NYC Tech Campus proposed design by SOM
Endesa Pavilion in Barcelona, Spain by Iaac
Mineirão the first solar powered World Cup stadium in Belo Horizonte
Sanyo Electric Co.’s Solar Ark in Anpachi, Japan
Solar-Fabrik HQ in Freiburg, Germany
World Games Stadium in Kaohsiung, Taiwan designed by Toyo Ito