Bibliosphere Death Star Replication Houses the City and University Together

July 22, 2009 / No Comments

Sustainable structures that consume very low levels of energy should be a major share of our community structures as they will help meet the energy crisis. Green Architects reveal how such buildings can be part of the everyday system with their Bibliosphere design. Bibliosphere is a globe like design which will together house the City ( all its major offices) and the University.

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The Earth Death Star like replication of this structure is no coincidence, as the architects have done it on purpose. As a structure it offers a number of  low-impact and sustainable features.

It has natural ventilation with sweeping views of the cityscape for natural lighting. Also there is solar protection and uses renewable energy sources.

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The architects have built this structure as a landmark and a focal point for the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany. Once complete, Green Architects intends to get a Gold Certification from the German Sustainable Building Council for it is a low-energy consumption traits. The architects believe that the Bibliosphere will consume 50% less energy than the requisite German Standards.

Bibliosphere Death Star Replication Houses

Bibliosphere Death Star Replication Houses

[via Inhabitat]