Design of an exhibition and Educational Center at the Philadelphia Navy Yard
Student: Daniel Boghean, Fall Semester2011, Instructor: Ute Poerschke
This project is an exhibition and education center for sustainability at the former Navy Yard in Philadelphia, PA. Visual impressions from the naval yard as well as high visibility of sustainability elements have guided the project. The “wing” of the building acts as the sustainability core which houses systems such as solar panels and wind turbines as integral parts of the building. The wind turbines are housed in the center of the wing (made from recycled steel) and act not only as a sustainability measure but as a large beacon for the sustainability center that can be seen throughout the naval yard and from the opposite bank of the Delaware River.
Reviving Erie Waterfront: Design of a Ferry Terminal and Maritime Education Center in Erie, PA
Student: Nicholas Mobilia, thesis project 2010, Instructor: Christine Gorby
This project is a ferry terminal and maritime education center in the city of Erie, PA. Vertical axis wind turbines are placed at the parapet, oriented to the main wind direction. The turbines do not only contribute to covering the energy needs for the building but express poetically ideas of movement through wind.
Wind Turbine Tower in New York City, NY
Student: Peter Gibfried, thesis project 2009, Instructor: Katsu Muramoto
The wind turbine tower is part of the larger thesis project “Interface Architecture” by Peter Gibfried. It is located on the Hudson River Pier 25, directly north of Battery Park, and combines the Port of Auhtority’s proposal to transform the pier into a green space and recreation area with an investigation of how to design architectural means of communication and interaction to create a more intimate relationship with its users. The turbine towers utilizes the windflow on the river that is stronger and more constant than between the buildings.