Solar Plant Towers Mojave Desert, Ivanpah Building, California Eco Project Design
Solar Plant Towers, Mojave Desert
Green Power Facility in California, USA – design by RAFAA
Aug 25, 2011
Solar Plant Towers
Architect: RAFAA architecture & design, Zürich, Switzerland
Location: Ivanpah, Mojave Desert, California
Client: BrightSource Energy Inc.
Design proposal: invited competition
Status: competition stage
Solar Plant Towers in Mojave Desert
The Company BrightSource Energy Inc. is building a 392-megawatt solar thermal power facility located in the Mojave Desert, California. Ivanpah, which started construction in October 2010, is using mirrors to focus the power of the sun on solar receivers at the top of three 225m power towers. The complex is comprised of three separate plants to be built in phases between 2010 and 2013. The electricity generated by all three plants is enough to serve more than 140,000 homes in California during the peak hours of the day.
The proposal for the design of the towers does not only show solutions for the functional assignment, but also wants to give BrightSource Energy a strong image as a reliable leader in the field of sustainable technologies and tries to make a contribution to its corporate design. The design of the worlds largest Solar Plant shall serve as a powerful statement to ensure the company’s share in the fast growing solar technology market. For that purpose we have developed two different proposals.
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Solar City Tower Project for Rio 2016
International Architecture Competition for the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.
“The project under consideration should be located in the bay of the city of Rio de Janeiro on the Cotonduba Island, which is the obligatory approach for aircraft landing and will comprise a vertical structure which will seek to become a symbol for those arriving in Rio, creating an image potent enough to enable Rio to triumph in its bid to host the summer Olympics in 2016. The challenge, therefore, consists of designing a observation tower which will become a symbol welcoming all those who visit Rio de Janeiro, whether they arrive by air or sea.”
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