The playground canopy at the Taipei European School (TES) was designed by the renowned Taiwanese architect Kuo Ying-Chao from Bio Architecture Formosana in the form of a Frisbee. The PV Frisbee has been installed above the school playground as a canopy to provide shelter from sun and rain for the children. With a light transmission of 30%, each module allows just enough light to penetrate while at the same time operating as a sun shelter for pupils during their break times, providing a comfortable outdoor play area. abakus’ system has a capacity of 6.8kW and is equipped with 32PV transparent double -sided modules by a2peak as well as three inverters 1x SB 3000, 2x SB1700.
U.S. architects Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture have now begun construction of Head Office for the Federation of Korean Industries. AS+GG won an international competition to design the tower in 2009. The building is scheduled to be completed in 2013.
Completed in 2008, the Beijing South Railway Station is one of four major railway stations for the new high-speed rail network implemented within China. It was a core Olympic project endorsed by the Beijing Government and a critical part of upgrading and extension of the previous existing facility. Situated on a 32 hectare site the station serves as a high-speed intercity rail link connecting Beijing with the Yangtze River Delta cities of Tianjin and Shanghai, with a catchment area of 270 million people.
With the opening of the XXIX Olympic Games on the 8th August 2008, Odersun announced that it has completed the delivery of customized thin-film solar modules for a BIPV project in Beijing. As Odersun solar-circles successfully generate power for the Olympic Park in China, cutting-edge solar design goes Olympic. The trapezoidal modules form concentric rings on the roofs of four circular buildings belonging to the visitor center of the Olympic Park in Beijing.