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GreenPix - Zero Energy Media Wall in Beijing

GreenPix represents a number of firsts in China: the first photovoltaic system integrated into a glass curtain wall, the first media display of its kind dedicated solely to digital art, and the production of the first glass solar panels.


In the Xicui entertainment complex this glass curtain wall adorns the main facade of the box-like Xicui commercial building. Using sustainable and digital media technology, the screen harvests solar energy by day and illuminates itself by night. The display is 35 metres tall and 60 metres wide and is comprised of 2,292 colour (RGB) LED light points and polycrystalline photovoltaic cells laminated within the glass and placed with varying density throughout the display.

Architect: Simone Giostra, New York with Arup

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DETAIL 7+8/2008

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