This workshop combines architecture and engineering’s disciplines in the renewable energies field. This work model shows what really is important in now-a-days professions. The sustainable architecture have been the biggest challenge for prestigious architects and for the engineers that work in the research area developing innovative energy sources as wind power, solar and geothermal energy among others.
Students will develop reception systems for photovoltaic and thermal energy with small scale devices. In this way, they may experiment how technologies are incorporated to buildings to obtain electric energy and as a heat source for central heating or as water heaters.
The professor will introduce the concepts of sustainability, energetic efficiency and renewable energies. Architectonic emblematic changes where these criterions are used will be explained with images and didactic videos. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the presentation of an open debate with the professor.
Next, the professor will organize work groups and will give each one a kit with solar panels and/or thermal collecting systems. Students shall assemble an energy collecting system and apply it in scale model of a building that they will receive previously.
The practice will allow them experimenting with the theoretical concepts and verify that it is possible to collect energy without consuming any combustible. In this manner students will learn that it is possible to take advantage of natural resources for a sustainable architecture and with a real application.
This workshop’s practices will be presented in front of the entire group in order to create a debate and draw conclusions.
The Sant Jaume building at Campus La Salle will be visited as an example of how all the systems that have been explained during the workshop are incorporated. This is the best way to observe a real case that has been developed in the same University. It is a good example of how innovation and technology are combined serving the architecture for a more sustainable and respectful-with-the-environment design.
Language: Spanish, Catalan & English
Location: La Salle Campus Barcelona
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