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WOODLINE SOLAR 2000 SHOWROOM | cape town | proposal

A new showroom to launch locally manufactured and designed outdoor furniture, umbrellas and lightweight shading devices. The building is conceived of as a versatile green outdoor lifestyle centre. Indoor and outdoor spaces, woven together, create diverse settings for display and interaction with the range of products. The aim has been to create a showroom in touch with its locality and the changing seasons. The great light box is a theatrical show space bathed in natural light and filtering cool breezes. Galleries, planted courtyards, and vertical gardens culminate in the coffee shop and roof garden with fabulous views to the city and Lion's Head. Passive and active building systems shall be integrated, including: natural ventilation and lighting; solar hot water heating; ground water cooling; demonstration solar PV and wind turbine power; planted roofs and outdoor spaces. The construction of this building has been shelved.