Ultra-Fast Charging Station for Electric Vehicles

Location: Fredericia, Denmark

Client: Clever

Program: Charging station for electric vehicles

Size: Modular concept which can be tailored to requirements

Status: First pilot station completed in 2019 as part of an upcoming network of 48 ultra-fast, sustainable charging stations along Scandinavian highways

Collaborators: Arup, AB Clausen

Awards: Building Awards 2018 - The Infrastructure Award

Team: Dan Stubbergaard, Eik Bjerregaard, Caroline Nagel, Ulrich Pohl, Alexander Ejsing, Rasmus Lassen, Dorte B. Westergaard, Peter Hønnecke, Mads Lützen, Lars Harup, Jacob Lantow, Sune Mogensen, Liv Moodie, Maria Aufegger, Hugo Lebrunet, Sofie Naver, Laura Vogt, Connor Forecast

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.