China's First Zero-Emissions Building: Ningbo's Sustainable Energy Technology Center


Nottingham University has opened the CSET building designed by MC A on their campus in Ningbo, China.

Ningbo, China, 2006 - 2008. The Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET) will focus on the diffusion of sustainable technologies such as solar power, photovoltaic energy, wind power and so forth. The 1,300m2 building accommodates a visitors centre, research laboratories and classrooms for masters courses.  The pavilion stands in a large meadow alongside a stream that runs through the campus. It's design is inspired by Chinese lanterns and traditional wooden screens.

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