This is a design for a public pavilion that would be used primarily in a hot climate. When the sun is shining, the solar cells convert light into electricity, which is used to power the ceiling fans, cooling the space below.

Of course, the pavilion can be increased in size and it would be used for various public gatherings. When the ambient air temperatures are low, the fans stop, and the electricity is sent into the local power grid.

This is one in a series of similar projects that explore ways in which public art can play a major role in inspiring people to become more aware of the need to utilize alternative energies, as a substitute for oil.

Status: Unbuilt

Michael Jantzen

Michael Jantzen

Artist and designer based in California, who combines art, architecture, technology and sustainability. Jantzen's works often explore the public space, by creating installations that use sun and wind as energy sources.

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