The goal of the project is to construct an identical pair of gasoline stations with restaurants integrating the use of Renewable Energies and materials as its dominant aesthetic feature.
The expected result is a low energy building is a convincing, novel architectural prototype.
The characteristics will be:
- A structure and shape determined by the use of Renewable Energy - A solution not restricted to a single site but which can serve as a prototype for the construction of similar facilities elsewhere.
A new petrol station with restaurant and service facilities is to be erected in the form of a twin complex on both sides of the Munich-Lindau autobahn. The design submitted was awarded first prize in an architectural competition. The brief called for a model complex that would take account of ecological constraints and would be constructed largely in a form that would conserve resources and allow the use of solar energy.
Petrol station and service area developments are a building type characterized by the consumption of energy (petrol, diesel, lubricants). In this scheme the architectural expression was to be governed by the use of renewable forms of energy. A development of this nature has never been realized before. The clients hope to set an example for future projects of this kind (of which there are hundreds throughout Europe). The function of the complex and the large number of users bestow a considerable social significance on the scheme.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
01220 Divonne Les Bains