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 fa├žade 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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