2016 Capstone Project: “Energy Harvesting Façade” showcased at Singapore University of Technology and Design / by camiel weijenberg

2016 Capstone Project: 'Energy Harvesting Facade'

This month the 2016 Capstone Showcase took place at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). A culmination of 30 weeks’ work exploring the future of design and technology with graduating engineering and architecture students, Capstone brings together pupils who work in design teams and are provided with realistic design situations requiring team-based efforts to solve real-world challenges.

About 80% of Singaporeans live in typical HDB units made almost entirely of concrete prefabricated elements, an unsustainable material. These elements have hardly changed in the last couple of decades despite production becoming more efficient. The assignment WEIJENBERG was tasked with was to research greener outcomes for building elements, integrating sustainable technology with design.

In response, WEIJENBERG Pte Ltd developed in collaboration with SUTD, a retrofitted sustainable high-rise façade module called ‘Sunny’; an integrated solar energy harvesting and rainwater collection facade system designed to enable sustainable, high-density living. The Structural Design is currently confidential and in process of patent application. Those interested to collaborate contact us on contact@weijenberg.co