Cases 1 and 2

SOLABS Survey – Roof integration

integration case 1

Case n° 1

The roof integration of Case 1 is considered to be a failure. The approach reminds of the façade integration of Example 3: the collector is used only in its primary function, and is added to the building as an independent technical element.

Architectural Integration Case 2

Case n° 2

The integration presented in this case is considered positive by the architects, and is even more appreciated by the engineers.

Like in other examples, the solar system occupies the whole roof surface of the building and has the double function of solar absorber and upper layer of the roof system, but in this case the collectors are glazed and “framed”.

The size of these glazed collectors is considered acceptable, but not good; the blue colour is considered to be less appropriate than the black colour of the previous examples.