29. Sunlectric Waiting Shed

Innovative Technologies

Location: Rio Amazonas Ave. and Jorge Washington St.

Sunlectric Waiting Shed is a solar-powered sitting area for people who wait for the buses that provides charging sockets powered by thin and lightweight solar panels not requiring any extra supporting system. Participants and citizens will experience the benefit of using solar energy and of the transformation of a waiting place into a new, lived space in the city. In line with the eco and sustainable design principles the shed is designed with two green walls with less water demanded plants rooted on recycled plastic bottles. The green wall will mitigate the temperature inside the waiting shed, providing extra shading for the space showing how green walls are more than just decorations. This best practice shows how to incorporate sustainable energy in future urban architecture promoting an environment integrated urban habitat.