Ultra-Fast Charging Stations

Location: Fredericia, Denmark

Client: Clever

Program: Charging station for electric vehicles

Size: Modular concept which can be tailored to requirements

Status: Over the next couple of years, a total of eight charging stations will be built in Denmark, the first one completed in Fredericia mid-2019, and a further 40 in Sweden and Norway.

Collaborators: Arup

Awards: Building Awards 2018 - The Infrastructure Award

Team: Dan Stubbergaard, Eik Bjerregaard, Caroline Nagel, Ulrich Pohl, Alexander Ejsing, Rasmus Lassen, Dorte B. Westergaard, Sofie Naver, Laura Vogt, Connor Forecast

In future, electricity will replace petrol and diesel as the fuel for our cars. However, while it takes approx. five minutes to fill up your car with petrol, charging an electric vehicle today is a more time-consuming exercise. COBE’s design for the ultra-fast charging station is based on a green 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. 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.