Energy Management

Each unit of the pavilion was made of four solar panels oriented in various directions for peak generation at different times of the day, which combined to deliver a relatively stable power supply throughout the day.

The tree-like arrangement of solar panels in this pavilion averaged an 80% generating efficiency per panel compared to typical flat layouts (simulation: Milano year-round), however the open spacing allowed more diffused light to pass between solar panel surfaces and reflected to receptors below.

The pavilion comprised sixteen units, each made of solar panels and three types of polycarbonate sheets (two of them symmetrical): an organic whole amassed of simple parts.