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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture (SE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.08.2013 - Tagged as:

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations by KKA

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

The city of Gothenburg asked Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture (KKA) to design three charging stations for the increasing number of electric vehicles – cars, bikes, mopeds and trucks – travelling the streets of their city, Sweden’s second largest.

 

 

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations by KKA

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

“The loading stations should not only provide a practical function, they should also stand as symbols for a new more sustainable city.” says KKA. “The charging stations come in three sizes all with the same formal language for recognition. They are built using FSC-certified local wood.”

 

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations by KKA

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

“To provide smooth and safe logistics cars are separated from bikes and mopeds as they are parked on an elevated ramp. A roof tilted towards the south and covered with solar cells provides shelter for the cars. The solar cells are estimated to provide most of the energy used for charging the vehicles.”

 

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations by KKA

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

“As charging a car or bike might take around 15-20 minutes there are some activities offered for the people waiting for a full battery. There is a bike repair shop, an outdoor gym and free Wi-Fi. The center of the building opens up to a small courtyard housing a grass lawn and a cafĂ© pavilion.”

 

to the Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture website

 

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