Oasis Launched in London

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Oasis Launched in London

Oasis Launched in London Oasis Launched in London

London Oasis Up And Running



Nicky Gavron, the Deputy Mayor of London, has formally opened the London Oasis on Clerkenwell Green as part of national Architecture Week and the London Architecture Biennale 2006.

Designed by architect Laurie Chetwood, with the design team including Arup and WSP, the London Oasis will be a demonstration of sustainability and renewable energy working with aesthetic architecture to provide a tranquil oasis for London.

The 12 metre high kinetic structure mimics the design of a growing flower: its photovoltaic ‘petals’ open and close in response to the sun and moon utilising daylight to generate power. This is supplemented by a hydrogen fuel cell and a wind turbine to make it self-sufficient. It even uses rainwater it has collected for irrigation and cooling.

At the base, the Oasis has five ‘pods’ inside which people will be secluded from the noisy and polluted surroundings, enjoying cleaner cooled air, and relaxing sounds. There are also further areas providing social rendezvous and venues for entertainment.

The Oasis is ‘smart’ in that it interacts with the environment around it. It senses time, the weather, and people, and responds accordingly. At night, it uses the energy stored during the day to power a beacon in the form of a light show, which responds to the movement of people around it.

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Oasis Launched in London

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