Zero Energy: The GreenPIX Wall

Quick Facts:

  • The Media Wall will provide the city of Beijing with its first venue dedicated to digital media art
  • Features largest color LED display in the world.
  • First photovoltaic system with glass curtain
  • Greenpix behaves like an organic system, absorbing solar energy during the day and then generating light from the same power that evening

Completely aside the fact that there is no such thing as ‘zero energy’; the GreenPIX wall comes close enough to have earned its title. The wall is a sustainable design project close to where the Olympic games are being held tomorrow. Below is a short description as given by the design group about the wall:

“GreenPix is a groundbreaking project applying sustainable and digital media technology to the curtain wall of Xicui entertainment complex in Beijing, near the site of the 2008 Olympic Games. Featuring the largest color LED display worldwide and the first photovoltaic system integrated into a glass curtain wall in China, the building performs as a self-sufficient organic system, harvesting solar energy by day and using it to illuminate the screen after dark, mirroring a day’s climatic cycle

The Media Wall will provide the city of Beijing with its first venue dedicated to digital media art, while offering the most radical example of sustainable technology applied to an entire building’s envelope to date. The building will open to the public on June 24, 2008, with a specially commissioned program of video installations and live performances by artists from China, Europe and the US.”

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Fred McCoy

Fred McCoy

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