Electrical Charging Stations, Gothenburg Vehicle Charge Point, Sweden Design, Swedish Architecture
Electrical Charging Stations, Gothenburg
Swedish Vehicle Charge Point – design by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture (KKA)
6 Aug 2013
Gothenburg Charging Stations
Design: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture (KKA)
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Electrical Charging Stations Gothenburg
More and more electrical vehicles travel the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden. Therefore the city asked KKA to design three charging stations serving electrical cars, bikes, mopeds and trucks. The loading stations should not only provide a practical function, they should also stand as symbols for a new more sustainable city.
The charging stations come in three sizes all with the same formal language for recognition. They are built using FSC-certified local wood. To provide a smooth and safe logistics cars are separated from bikes and mopeds as they are parked on an elevated ramp. A roof tilted towards the south and covered with solar cells provides shelter for the cars. The solar cells are estimated to provide most of the energy used for charging the vehicles.
As charging a car or bike might take around 15-20 minutes there are some activities offered for the people waiting for a full battery. There is a bike repair shop, an outdoor gym and free Wi-Fi. The center of the building opens up to a small courtyard housing a grass lawn and a café pavilion.
Electrical Charging Stations images / information from KKA
To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.
Architecture in Sweden
Swedish Architecture Designs – chronological list
Design: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture
image from Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture
Lilla Bommen Gothenburg
Museum of World Culture
Design: Brisac Gonzalez Architects
building photo © Hélène Binet
Gothenburg Museum Building
The World Village of Women Sports, Malmo
picture from architects
World Village of Women Sports in Sweden
Comments / photos for the Electrical Charging Stations – Sweden Architecture page welcome
Electrical Charging Stations Building
Website: Visit Sweden