What Is This?

The engine room of the next Enterprise? A glimpse at the heart of some new particle accelerator? The lens of a new US military laser?

Actually, it's the multifunctional hall of the BMW Welt energy-efficient factory, designed as "a solar-heated, naturally ventilated sub-climatic area." The air flow is generated by thermal currents and turbulences that start on the building's façade and roof, which are guided by strategically placed vents across the structure.

Yes, it's cool and and it looks awesome too. [Inhabitat]

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