Location(City/Country):Fredericia / Denmark
Year (Design/Construction):- / 2019
Area (Net/Gross):- / -
Operational Carbon emissions (B6) kgCO2e/m2/y:0
Embodied Carbon emissions (A1-A3) kgCO2e/m2:0
- The stations are constructed in FSC-certified wood, and surrounded by trees, grass and shrubs with the aim of enhancing biodiversity around the stations.
- The design of the station is modular and scalable, and the components are pre-fabricated.
- At the end of life stage, all components of the station can be broken down into usable and recyclable materials.
Project description as provided by the Architects.
The impact of electrified mobility will completely change how our cities look, feel and organize themselves in the future. According to WHO, 91% of the world’s population live in areas, where the level of toxins in the air exceeds recommended limits, and CO₂ emissions are out of control. This has led to a fundamental shift towards electrified mobility in smog-plagued countries like China and Brazil. While the carbon emission per kWh in Denmark had been reduced to 200 g per kWh by 2019 as a result of an increasing use of renewable energy sources, the introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale will have a large impact, reducing the carbon footprint of each car to only 20% of that of a car driving on fossil fuels. Cobe’s design for ultra-fast charging stations is based on a complete rethinking of the “mobility experience” driving an EV. The charging stations should not only minimize the charging time but also create a meaningful break for the driver and passenger and inspire both the driver and other road users to change their habits. The stations are designed with a modular approach that is scalable to match a rapid global shift in mobility patterns.
Architect and landscape architect: Cobe
Engineers: Arup and AB Clausen
Photography: Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST