EH-3D Design studio enter competition

24-06-2010
The Energy & Sustainability team enter and submit the Cumbrian Slate "Put a roof on it" competition.
The competition with a fun and exciting brief required to design a roof over the current steam and cooling towers for the gas Didcot power station near Oxford. UK. The team was keen to include a sustainable and energy producing solution.

The main objective behind this design of a new roof over the cooling towers of the Didcot Power station was to revert the function of the power station.

This scheme would save a great deal of CO2 with in the atmosphere as it will act as acarbon reducer. Instead of emitting CO2 to generate electricity; it will now generateelectricity and act as a CARBON CAPTURE device which will absorb CO2, and store itin a storage unit inside the cooling tower and in below the ground level.

The scheme will take on a reverse approach, saving our global climate and at the sametime generate clean renewable electricity.The scheme will also bring an effective use to the cooling towers once they are to bedismantled on the 31st of December 2015.

By re-using a building you also save CO2as you save in construction procedures and de usage of new materials.

THE NAME "COOLING" TOWERS WILL NO LONGER BE A MYTH AS IT WILL NOW GENUINELY COOL THE ATMOSPHERE AS IT WILL REDUCE CO2
EMISSIONS.

BEFORE: CO2 OUT - NOW: CO2 IN

Materials Used: Reclaimed steel, Heather 28 recycled Welsh slate cladding recycled aggregates for concrete platform.