Solar Ark 3.0
Novum Design Award
Architectural Design Category
Solar Ark 3.0
Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province, China
Architectural design, Hyperboloid Shell Structure
Located in Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province, China, Solar Ark 3.0 provides a prototype for a future multi-functional zero-carbon house covering economic, ecological and humanistic aspects, which aims to solve problems by the innovations of design aesthetic, construction, and energy technology.
Solar Ark 3.0 adopts ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) as main structural material to build the hyperboloid shell structure. To meet the ecological target, a new design method based on UHPC material performance and structural optimization was developed, contributing to structure material usage amount decreasing by 67% when compares to ordinary concrete frame structures. As for construction, the shell unit could be standardized replicable and extended which is high efficiency for the 20-day-assembly target. In terms of energy efficiency, Solar Ark 3.0 applies win-solar complementary active production technology to maximize production capacity. 80 pieces of 550W east-west arranged PV panel combined with a 5kW wind turbine are used. With an annual net electrical energy of 42,000 kWh, it can save about 45 tons of carbon emission yearly, which will achieve carbon neutrality within 9 years.
DESIGN SCORE: /100
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