PHOTOVOLTAIC FAÇADE – AINTREE PARK MIXED-USE
AINTREE PARK MIXED USE
Onyx Solar has provided Photovoltaic Glass to create a Photovoltaic Façade for Aintree Park mixed-use development build, ideally positioned within the heart of Glen Iris, one of Melbourne’s most sought-after pockets within the city’s blue-chip, inner-eastern suburbs.
- Total Area - 46 M2
- Electricity generated in 35 years - 30.067 kWh
- Total lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 59 lighting points
- CO2 emmisions Avoided in 35 years - 32 Tons of CO2
- Barrels of oil saved in 35 years - 18 barrels per m2
The installation is composed of 30 Amorphous Silicon Photovoltaic Glass modules with high transparency degree, in order to maximize the entry of natural light into the building. Those modules measure 1,183x1,456 mm and 1,883x1,200 mm, and have a PV glass configuration of 4T+3.2+4T.
Located at 1432 Malvern Road and composed of 12 luxury apartments, The Aintree Park residential development provides smart living solutions for the Melbourne market and introduces a new level of intelligently designed apartments to reflect the prestige of its Glen Iris locale. The structure includes a high level of sustainable & energy-efficient initiatives throughout.
The award-winning studio of C. Kairouz Architects has crafted a carefully considered building, from its stunning exterior to its light-filled interiors, with a high degree of energy efficiency through next-generation glass panels which convert sunlight into electricity.
The architecture takes full advantage of its corner address. Onyx Solar photovoltaic glass on the façade, is both a feature and practical. Optimizing the building orientation, the glazing absorbs northern light to power the building.
This project is an advancement on the learnings achieved at The General, also in Melbourne.
The principles of sustainability at Aintree Park are as considered as the design, with next-generation solar glass from ETS used to harness sunlight and generate energy for the building.
“It’s applied between transparency and reflectivity. We wanna let the light enter to open up those balconies to get the beautiful view sights”
Chahid Kairouz, founder of C. Kairouz Architects.
Client: The Aintree Park residences
Architect: C. Kairouz Architects
Builder: Samssons Projects
Developer: WPG Group
Agents: Marshall White Projects
Onyx Solar collaborator: Hume Architectural