Peter Kuczia Solar Skywalks Energetic Activation of Footbridges
Solar Skywalks Energetic Activation of Footbridges is Platinum Design Award winner in 2019 - 2020 Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award Category.
Solar Skywalks Energetic Activation of Footbridges

World's metropolises - like Beijing - have a large number of footbridges traversing busy traffic arteries. They are often unattractive, downgrading the overall urban impression. Designers' idea of cladding the footbridges with aesthetic, power generating PV modules and transforming them into attractive city spots is not only sustainable but creates a sculptural diversity that becomes an eye-catcher in the cityscape. E-car or E-bike charging stations under the footbridges utilize the solar energy directly on site.

Solar Skywalks Energetic Activation of Footbridges
Peter Kuczia Solar Skywalks
Peter Kuczia Energetic Activation of Footbridges
Peter Kuczia design
Peter Kuczia design
Peter Kuczia

Peter Kuczia is an educator and expert in sustainable constructions with more than twenty years of experience. In 2008 he completed his Ph.D. dissertation on solar architecture in Germany. He is an author of ‘Educating Buildings – Learning Sustainability through Displayed Design’. He has been awarded multiple international prizes, including International Design Award (US), Iconic Award (DE), DNA Paris Design Awards (FR), LICC London Creative Competition (UK), German Design Award (DE), a national nomination to the Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture, and many others. His work has been exhibited and published around the world. He is a jury member in international competitions and initiator and curator of the Design that Educates Awards.

Avancis GmbH

Avancis is one of the pioneers of thin-film photovoltaics and has the most experience in commercial series production of CIS solar modules. The transformation of solar energy into electricity is one of the most sophisticated technologies and will be an essential cornerstone of future energy supply. Avancis is driving the shift to a global energy supply from renewable energy sources through innovation, globalization and the latest CIS technology.