The design requested us to create an energy-efficiency building for exhibition at Tongji University. At the same time, the building should deal with the surrounding context.
Nowadays energy efficiency has become a hot topic. Architecture is no exception. But too much emphasis on energy-efficiency makes it what a building is all about. Architecture requires more than that.
Is it possible to make all or some the design methods which makes a building energy-efficient do more for the context, clients and surrounding residents?
Since the site is a lack of public space, I suggested providing an open square, and at the same time combining passive energy-efficiency methods:
1. The bottom is lifted up to create open space and also improve ventilation;
2. The roof covers the entire space to provide comfortable indoor and outdoor environment;
3. The larger support system contributes to heating and ventilation and creates interesting spaces.
1. Connect the front and back space and create a large plaza
2. Help the ventilation of the site
1. Adjust the temperature inside the building
2. Provide comfortable outdoor environment
Status: School Project
Location: Shanghai, CN