Doors Open Days Dundee 2013

micro studio

You are invited to see the UK’s first ‘off-grid’ building powered entirely by renewable energy, which is just one of a number of buildings open during Doors Open Days Dundee this weekend, 14 – 15 September 2013.

The Macro Micro Studio was designed and built by a team of architecture and engineering students from the University of Dundee. The building, situated on the grounds of the University’s Botanic Garden, utilised ultra-low-energy construction practices to conserve heat with integrated and controlled technologies for generating, storing and exporting power.

The technology exceeds current best practice for high-performance buildings in Europe, and aims to bring solutions for a new generation of such buildings into the mainstream of design. Three half-hour tours of the building will take place on each of the Door Open Days – Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September – when visitors will be given an overview of the design, construction technologies and renewable energy systems.

The studio is one of one of dozens of buildings across the city that will be throwing open its doors and welcoming the public in at the weekend. Fire stations, places of worship, theatres, art centres and community centres are just some of the Dundee landmarks that will be participating. Thousands of people will be allowed to access all areas in fascinating buildings not normally open to the public as well as taking part in events, tours and talks for all ages.

Check out the full programme: Doors Open Day Dundee 2013

Dundee:  14 September 2013 – 15 September 2013