Document Type

Thesis, Senior

Publication Date

Spring 2011

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

power plants, energy, geothermal energy, Poland

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

"Today as the factors determining nation’s independence are changing, Poland has a chance to decide on its political future and avoid the

involvement in the foreseen energy wars. It can happen through an appropriate utilization of its renewable energy resources on a larger scale,

which can ensure its nation‘s energy demand stability and therefore political concord.

The types of renewable resource that can best support the energy economy vary in different countries and climates. The choice of renewable

technology to be applied in a location should be supported by existing site conditions in order to determine which has the best energy generation

potential.

For Poland it is geothermal energy. Architecture that capitalizes on geothermal energy can function both as a local resource in itself, liberating

it from the contemporary, energy dependency on Russia; and a roadmap framework for future growth.

A new design model of an infrastructure, independent of the power grid, will be a test of manifestation of the energy’s new

political idea of power and independence."

Additional Information

Brygida Michon advised by Vasilena Vassilev and Sinead Mac Namara

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