Experimental base for the use of solar energy

An experimental base for the use of solar energy, near Alushta, Crimea, completed in 1989. The building was equipped with a heating system that provided climate control thanks to the energy of the sun and also heated the water in the pool. The complex geometry of the buildings is the result of the need to create an inclined panel for installing heat collectors.

Experimental base for the use of solar energy, Crimea

Experimental base for the use of solar energy, Crimea
Experimental base for the use of solar energy, Crimea

 

The base was capable of developing unconventional energy sources and became the first Soviet center for experimental research on solar heat receivers.

The first floor housed a cafĂ©, bar and heat sinks; the second floor housed the staff quarters, an academic council room and a library with a reading room; solar heating and living quarters occupied the third floor; the fourth floor housed the solar energy and conference room. Hall The floor was occupied by the department of direct conversion of solar energy into electrical energy. The building is connected to a two-story swimming pool with solar panels for heating the sea water. The architects turned the steep slope near the pool into an amphitheater for workers’ relaxation.

The project received the 1991 USSR Council of Ministers Prize.