Sep 13, 2017: Merck, a leading science and technology firm, along with industry partners OledWorks, OPVIUS and Kolon Industries, unveiled a new textile façade concept that combines OPV (organic photovoltaics) and OLEDs.
This new façade system will produce energy and emit light using advanced OPV and OLED technology. The façade concept is suspended from a series of four-meter long bamboo tubes.
“We are pleased that OPV from Kolon and Opvius – the latter also responsible for the system design – has been introduced to the public through this project. It demonstrates the powerful effect of the combination between technology, aesthetic and artistic elements, and we have confirmed the possibility of applying next-generation OPV to building materials,” said Dr. Tae-Hwan Ahn, Senior Vice President of Kolon Industries.
“The OLED panels blur the line between light engine and light fixture, providing simplicity in integration of light with a myriad of construction materials. This is beautifully revealed in Hirsch, Muller and Tiravanija’s stunning design,” said said David DeJoy, OLEDWorks CEO and co-founder.