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With the advent of new battery innovation and the design evolution of the electric vehicle, our supporting infrastructure also needs to make change. COBE is an Architect’s firm that is reinventing the archetypal gas station.

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Architect’s project profile

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.

COBE project profile

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COBE is a progressive and contemporary community of architects that focuses on architecture and design – from buildings to public space, to large scale urban planning. For us, architecture is not a matter of a certain style or form, but more importantly its adaptability to the local context, its social life and its users.

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