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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.

Winds of Change Library by Michael Jantzen

 
February 18th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Michael Jantzen

The Winds of Change Library is a conceptual design proposal for an earth friendly library powered by the wind. This multi level structure would have a large garden with trees, plants, and grass covering the entire two level roof. The roof garden would help to keep the library cooler in the summer, and warmer in the winter. It would also function as a safe and comfortable place for the visitors to read outdoors. The roof garden is also designed to capture and store rainwater for use in and around the library.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

  • Architects: Michael Jantzen
  • Project: Winds of Change Library
  • Status: Unbuilt

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

The majority of the Winds of Change Library would be made from a single repeated structural element fabricated from various earth friendly concrete composite materials. The shape of these structural elements is derived from the profile of the five vertical axis wind turbines (made of light weight metal) which are custom designed and integrated into the top of the library. In this way, five pieces of the structure appear to be rotating when the wind blows, instead of five stuck on conventional wind turbines. These wind turbines would be designed to power the entire structure.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

In addition, and emphasis has been placed on the most appropriate window placement in ordered to provide for the maximum benefits from natural lighting and ventilation. Many solar light tubes are mounted into the roof so that natural sun light can be channeled into every part of the interior not illuminated by the windows.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

The design of the Winds of Change Library explores ways in which to fully integrate alternative energy gathering and storage systems into the structure so that these systems can become a major part of the creation of an unexpected and exciting architectural aesthetic.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

Due to the modular components that form the majority of the structure, it would be easy to logically grow the size and shape of the library in time to accommodate changing needs.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

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