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michael jantzen

michael jantzen

Santa Fe, NM, US

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The Solar Breeze Oasis Pavilion

The Solar Breeze Oasis Pavilion

            The Solar Breeze Oasis Pavilion is a design proposal for public prefabricated, modular, octagon shaped steel structures, that can be installed as a single unit, and/or as a cluster of structures joined together in order to form many different site-specific shapes and sizes. Each pavilion is equipped with a large array of solar cells mounted onto the roof, and places under the roof to sit, lie, and/or work at a desk. Mounted to the ceiling of the pavilions at the center are large solar powered circular lights, and five large solar powered ceiling fans. There are also solar powered outlets where people can charge their electrical devices.

            The purpose of the Solar Breeze Oasis pavilions is to provide a comfortable cool public place where people can go during very hot times of the day. The ideal place for the installation of these structures would be in public parks. They can be thought of as kind of public umbrellas that provide shade, a cool breeze from the solar powered ceiling fans, places to relax, do some work, or even take a nap.  Rainwater can also be gathered from the roofs of the pavilions and stored in containers for use in the park.

            As the global climate changes and the planet continues to heat up, I feel that I have an obligation as a designer to try and help those in need by creating public facilities like the Solar Breeze Oasis Pavilions. Many millions of people around the world are suffering greatly today from the rising air temperatures due to global warming. Many of these people cannot afford to adequately cool the places in which they live. My hope is that public facilities like the Solar Breeze Oasis Pavilions will be built especially in cities, to help ease some of the pain of global climate changes.

 
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