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Monthly averages of temperature and humidity for Southern China showing hot and humid summer months.

daily averages for each month

Shade and air movement are most effective for human comfort for Southern China.

This diagram shows energy loads and gains throughout 24 hours of a typical hotel. The passive strategies correspond to use and environmental conditions at different times of the day.

Most energy can be saved by reducing the hours during which the building has to be air conditioned. This can be achieved by increasing natural ventilation as well as a reducing the standard for cooling to a level fitting this hostels needs.

With all combined energy consumption reductions and with the solar energy from the site 100% of carbon emissions can be eliminated.

Passive as well as active features are integrated into the building.

section showing passive design strategies

For the hotel typology an important factor is the food-waste cycle. For this project we use local food to reduce transport as well as to support the local economy of the small fishing villages on the island. We use the organic waste for fuel for the pyrolitic stoves which in turn create biochar that can be used to replenish the soil.

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Design: Zoka Zola
Dorothea Schulz, Cady Chintis, Lin Dai, Do Hyung Lee, Gabrielle Kim, Sonya Lai, Adi Kohn, Morgan Ng, Pei San Ng, Agata Siemionov,
Angela Spadoni, Gyu Young Kim
MEP: Trevor Ng, Mark Richardson, ARUP
Structural: Andrew Mole of Arup
Cost Estimate: Anderson Chan Man Hong of Rider Levett Bucknall