Debarpita Mohapatra M. Arch (Technology) ID: 4114654
Contents: Autumn Semester 1. K14 EEP 2. K14 AED 3. K14 ARM
Spring Semester 1. K14 ATB 2. K14 DTM 3. K14 FCT
K14 ATB Advanced Tall Buildings Singapore Group: Debarpita Mohapatra, Rahul R. Suralkar Yi-Li Hseih Tutors: David Nicholson-Cole & Philip Oldfield
Facade Design (K14FCT) Solar Shading with Integrated PV
Debarpita Mohapatra M. Arch (Technology) Student ID: 4114654
360 Viewing Deck : The climatic condition gives the challenge to make the Viewing deck usable all the time throughout the day. Our main agenda is to create Mega Sky Gardens for the public at different levels. And this top most garden houses restaurants, cafeterias and a large public garden at lower level, below the viewing deck. In the process of achieving Bioclimatic features, the shading device over the viewing gallery can be designed in a different way to be fitted with photovoltaic panels for solar energy generation as well as it can also act as a large rain water collector to make the building self water sufficient.
The solar trackers increase the efficiency of onsite energy generation by 30-50% and those are again linked with rain sensors to close the PV panels to protect the visitors on the gallery from the infamous Singapore rain.
Here the shading is supported by I-sections at a regular interval of 5 meters. A secondary dia-grid support system over the main structure holds the rotatable PV panels which are again coupled with solar trackers and rain sensors.
Once closed during rain, the shade acts as a giant rain water collector to make the building water self sufficient.
C Section thru Viewing Deck Floor Plan Source: Author