Austrian museum's glass panels allow it to create own solar energy

06/30/2013 | Inhabitat

The Kunsthaus Graz art museum in Graz, Austria, is built with a sustainable roof that consists of more than 1,200 "semitransparent acrylic glass panels," allowing it to generate its own source of solar energy, writes Ana Lisa Alperovich. Designed by German architecture firm realities:united, the 27,000-square-foot building also relies on the integration of photovoltaic units for solar-power production.

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