Thursday24 July 2014

Sadler Brown plants 'solar trees' in Cambridge

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Cambridge University Library has installed a series of “solar trees” to help power its archive stores.

Designed by architect Sadler Brown, the structures surround the grounds of the grade II listed building and generate at least 10% of the archive store’s annual energy uptake.

The tree designs were inspired by the windows of the original library buildings, which were drawn up by Giles Gillbert Scott, the mastermind behind the iconic red phone box.

The Cambridge solar trees are part of the final stage in a £40 million extension scheme to the library.



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  • Its hard to imagine how they could have been designed to look any more ugly?

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  • solar trees, hahahahaha

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  • only 10%? Aim higher.

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  • Les Dobi

    Keith is right. These are very ugly, indeed. When I was working for Libeskind we could at least say ugly and unpleasant was cutting edge.

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