Hewitt Studios | K:Port EV Electric Vehicle Charging Hub, Canopy and Cafe
Hewitt Studios are architects, product and urban designers based in Bath, UK. We are passionate advocates of sustainable architecture and socially-responsible design.
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K:Port EV Charging Hub

K:Port EV Charging Hub

The K:Port EV charging hub has been jointly developed by Hewitt Studios and ChargePoint Services Ltd to offer attractive, safe and sustainable EV charging with integrated cafe / demonstration space. It incorporates the latest generation rapid chargers (capable of charging an EV in 20-40 minutes) along with associated photovoltaic power generation and battery power storage, water harvesting and sustainable drainage, integrated low-power services and lighting, elements of landscape and planting, and a future-proof laminated timber structure.
Our sustainable design derives from the Japanese notion of Komorebi; the dappled light which occurs when sunlight shines through the canopy of a tree. The essence of the tree is apparent throughout the design, from the form of the canopy itself and the timbers which make up its structure, to the collection and use of rainwater and sunlight – this is photosynthetic architecture!

K:Port formed part of successful bids made by both Bristol City Council and the North East Combined Authority, to the Office for Low Emission Vehicle’s (OLEV) £40million Go Ultra Low Scheme for a raft of EV-friendly initiatives, including rapid charging hubs.

The K:Port concept and design is copyright of Hewitt Studios © 2017 – all rights reserved.

 

 

Date

25th January 2016

Category

Architecture, Community, Featured, Innovation, Sustainability