Category: Architecture + Engineering
Title: 55° Climate Center Sharjah
Name/s: Johannes Rink, Jan Würffel
Medium, object: Building energy concept
University/s: University of Stuttgart
Supervision: Eliza Biala, Piotr Fabirkiewicz, Andreas Greiner, Prof. Martin Ostermann
For us, the designs based on centuries of building experience provide an optimal basis for minimising energy consumption in extremely hot climates. We see great
potential in the further development and combination of these elements with modern mechanical systems. The decisive factor here is the independence of the ventilation of the interior in relation to the
wind direction and air speed.
The intention of the authors to find a structural response to minimise energy consumption in extremely hot climates is recognised and supported by an award in this process.
supported. Based on building experience since then and further development with modern mechanical systems, an independence of indoor ventilation in relation to wind direction and
air velocity can be achieved. After extensive research into local conditions, the submitted design responds to this in the form of shell-like dome buildings which
slightly swinging out of the landscape. Although the jury questions the constructive lightness of the design as presented, the result is an exciting overall picture, both in terms of construction and energy.
the overall picture is exciting, both constructively and energetically.