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Taichung Convention Center

Taiwan’s new Taichung Convention Center will be covered in solar-powered skin that naturally ventilates the structure reducing energy consumption. (Pics)

 

The skin–a pleated smocking-esque envelope–provides a natural air flow to the building minimizing air conditioning usage. It also uses a high-tech double photovoltaic glass to reduce the remaining energy consumption. Part of the pleat is also transparent so that natural light can permeate the interior.

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Commissioned by the Taiwanese government, the design was completed by Beijing-based MAD Architects. The structure–which looks like volcanoes wrapped in venetian blinds–is intended to blur the line between landscape and topology. They hope the center will become a new local landmark inspiring future sustainable development.

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We hope so too.

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Via Treehugger

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