SolarLeaf - Energy Harvesting and Bio-Adaptive Shading (Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2014)

Dr Jan Wurm, Associate Director | Materials Consulting
Arup Deutschland GmbH


Berlin 2014 Presentation - Arup Deutschland GmbH*
Berlin 2014 Audio Presentation - Arup Deutschland GmbH*

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  • Presentation of the first pilot project, the BIQ project in Hamburg
  • SolarLeaf system cultivates microalgae for generation of renewable energy in from of biomass and heat
  • The SolarLeaf system can be used as an adaptive shading device
  • The system comprises a multi-layer glass panel for façade integration

講演者の経歴 (Jan Wurm)

Jan's passion is the architectural engineering - the interaction between technology, building
materials and structure and the architectural form itself. He is highly valued by his clients for his
skills as an integrator between the architectural aspirations and the potentials that they hold with
respect to engineering and technical innovations.
His work on structural use of glass for the building envelope has made him an
acknowledged and internationally recognized expert in this field. His book "Structural
Glass" was published in German, English and Mandarin by Birkhäuser.
Since 2011 he is holding the Firm's Research Portfolio in Europe and since April 2012 he is
heading the Technology Team in Berlin.

会社紹介 (ARUP)

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