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2019 / Sustainable Living/environmental Preservation / Urban Sustainable Design / Professional

Solar Activation of Footbridges for Beijing

  • Prizes
    Platinum in Sustainable Living/Environmental Preservation/Urban Sustainable Design
  • Company
    Product: AVANCIS GmbH / Architecture: Peter Kuczia (Germany, Germany
  • Lead Designer
    Dr. Peter Kuczia
  • Design Team
    Design modules: AVANCIS GmbH | Design architecture: Peter Kuczia
  • Client
    Avancis GmbH
  • Other credit
    Rendering A. Pluta

There are hundreds of footbridges in Beijing. Many of them are quite unattractive. Why not transform them into power generating urban facilities?
The aesthetic AVANCIS photovoltaic modules are ideal material for cladding the existing structures and converting them into appealing city spots. The thin-film modules produce electricity even under the most unfavorable weather and site conditions.
Every single footbridge get its own individual design, becoming a distinguishable reference point in the city. E-car charging stations under the footbridges directly utilize the generated solar energy.

Photo Credit: Product: Avancis Gmbh / Architecture: Peter Kuczia (germany
Credits: Rendering A. Pluta