Volvo Pure Tension Solar Charging pavilion concept 1

The “Pure Tension” Volvo V60 Solar Charging pavilion, commissioned by Volvo Italy developed by Synthesis Design + Architecture, Buro Happold, and Fabric Imagesand, winner of the Pure Volvo Pavilion Design competition.

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The Pure Tension pavilion is a flexible mesh structure, embedded with photovoltaic cells and carbon fiber rods.

The construction straight out of science fiction, absorbing energy from the sun or indoor lighting.

When ready to go, the strange structure folds to fit in the trunk of the car.

Volvo Pure Tension Solar Charging pavilion concept 2

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