City oasis

Bullock, Hannah
September 2006
Green Futures;Sep/Oct2006, Issue 60, p10
The article reports that an a multi-use architectural device powered by wind, solar and hydrogen is serving the power and aesthetic needs of London residents. Created by Laurie Chetwood, the device called Oasis collects water for a garden and stores solar energy to run light exhibition at night. Oasis' concept is to collect energy for free, which it redistributes through its central brain. The structure can be designed to work anywhere. The first permanent Oasis will be built in Milton Keynes at Gazeley headquarters.


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