Electric vehicle charging and comfort stations were designed as a modular prototype that will create a new infrastructure which may be implemented in the UK or elsewhere along inter-city roads as well as within the heart of any downtown or retail center.
A series of canopies are grouped together to form a distinct presence with a “minimal footprint” on the landscape. The modular design allows for a variety of configurations that are scaleable and would suit the constraints and traffic patterns of any site. Comfort stations provide drivers with amenities that include retail and food service as they wait for their electric vehicles recharge.
The form of the roof canopy structures were developed to allow the positioning of Photovoltaic Panels that can be optimized in relation to the solar orientation of the site. The energy generated is stored and utilized for the lighting of the station and other supplemental needs. The concave “tulip” shape also captures rain water for use in car wash and irrigation systems.
- Client: Confidential
- Location: Various, UK
- Typology: Industrial Design / Infrastructure
- Total Area: Varies
- Height: 5.5 m / 18 FT
- Status: Concept