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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Samsø Energiakademi in Samsø, Denmark by Arkitema Architects

June 22nd, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Arkitema Architects

On Samsø, focus is on sustainability with a range of renewable energy projects. Samsø Energiakademi. Has been built to collect and make available this knowledge. The experience gained from the many renewable energy projects on Samsø, from windmills to straw-based district heating, from rap seed tractors to solar collectors, are presented here. The doublewinged academy is situated in the middle of e green meadow with a view of the sea. Close to the energy of the sea and with the sun beating down on it.

The energy-produced elements of Energiakademiet are integrated in the “staircase elements” of the prefabricated zinc-plated roof. Current is produced in the visible crystalline solar cells incorporated in the zinc elements (Images Courtesy Thomas Mølvig)

  • Architect: Arkitema Architects
  • Name of Project: Samsø Energiakademi
  • Address: Samsø, Denmark
  • Client: Samsø Energiakademi
  • Landscape: Arkitema Architects
  • Engineer: Tækker Rådgivende Ingeniører
  • Size: 643 m²
  • Construction: 2006

The design language of the academy is a modern interpretation of the local building technique with simple pitched houses. The academy has energy-light. Prefabricated highly insulated building parts. The academy is is zinc-plated with constrasting black-painted plates of spruce. To reduce the the power consumption, the academy has optimum daylight intake, sun guards and natural ventilation. A hidden solar heat facility and a visible solar cell facility have been integrated in the zinc roof profile.

Air extraction takes place through the top-hanged motorized ventilation windows or doors opening northwards or southwards in the longitudinal light lanterns in the roofs depending on the wind (Images Courtesy Thomas Mølvig)

The low-lying windows allow external venetian blinds in the façade. Air intake ensuring the natural ventilation takes place through inward bottom-hanged motorized top lights in the façade-high glass sections (Images Courtesy Thomas Mølvig)

The main form is a modern interpretation og the traditional pitched roof (Images Courtesy Thomas Mølvig)

The two wings of the academy (Images Courtesy Thomas Mølvig)

Heat Is produced in a small prefabricated solar collector facility incorporated in the zinc elements (Images Courtesy Thomas Mølvig)

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