COBE’s design for the ultra-fast charging station is based on a sustainable rethink of the conventional petrol station. The charging station should not only minimize the charging time, but also create a meaningful break for the driver and passenger. The station takes the form of a series of structural ‘trees’, with ‘crowns’ that filter light and shade. The modular approach means that the design is scalable, and that one ‘tree’ can easily be multiplied to become a ‘forest’ depending on the required capacity.
The Ultra-Fast Charging Stations for electric vehicles are the green and sustainable alternative to the traditional gas stations. The stations are constructed in certified wood, topped by solar panels and surrounded by actual trees, grasses and other plantings selected in cooperation with the Danish Society for Nature Conservation with the aim of enhancing biodiversity around the station.
Moreover, all components of the construction can be broken down into usable and recyclable materials, while the choice of wood as a building material further emphasizes the building’s sustainable design.