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1998 - Pompeu Fabra Library

Location: Matarò (E)
Construction type: New
Architect: Miguel Brullet i Tenas
Year of construction: 1998
Building typology: Administrative
Building skin application: Warm facade
PV module: Multicrystalline cells
Orientation: South
Tilt angle: 90°
PV surface: 225 m²
Nominal power: 20 kWp
Energy production: 15000 kWh/yr
Final yield: 750 kWh/kWp
Active solar ratio: <25%

The experimental facade of Pompeu Fabra Library in Mataro’ was opened in 1998 and it had the double aim of producing solar and thermal energy beside to ensuring an optimal in-door comfort. The facade skin protect the inner part of the building. Within the air gap the air is warmed up thanks to the insolation. In winter the warm air is used for heating the building, while in summer the flux of the air permits to ventilated the PV modules. The PV is integrated within a semi-transparent curtain wall system with polycrystalline cells creating an exterior visibility. In spite of the BIPV facade is tilted 90°, the yearly energy production of the south facade PV installation is about 15’000 kWh. The optimal equilibrium between energy, comfort, natural lighting, aesthetical appearance and economical resources was applied in the conception of the building.

SOLAR ARCHITECTURE

Energy and architectural concept – Energy optimized
– Maximum power
– Partially adapted to building skin
– Roof
– Partially adapted to building skin
– Facade
– Total building skin
Energy and architectural language – Evident emphasized PV – Low recognizable PV – Hidden PV Mimicry

SOLAR AND BUILDING SKIN

Standardization vs customization – Standard PV components – Low customized components – Highly customized components
Building skin technology – Roof added system – Facade added system – Roof integrated system – Facade integrated system

SOLAR AND BUILDING ENERGY CONCEPT

Solar and building energy efficiency – No special energy target – Standard energy target – (state of art, normative) – High energy efficiency – (Passive-house, n-ZEB, PEB)
New building or refurbishment – New building – Refurb3ishment (ordinary building)

SOLAR AND URBAN CONTEXT

Solar and urban density – Low-density building – Medium-density urban context – High-density urban context
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