Solar-powered Polak building paves the way to a more sustainable university campus
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The Polak is a five-story multifunctional building that offers an impressive range of services, from study rooms to retail, including a hairdresser, launderette, and campus store. The building is structured around a central atrium that floods the interior with natural light on every floor. The atrium’s glass roof is integrated with solar cells that harvest energy while allowing sunlight to pass through. Glazing and solar shading fins wrap the building to maximize natural lighting and protect against...