TECHNOLOGY AND AGING HYBRID PROTOTYPE
by Gary Chan Kwok Leung
With the exponentially growing usage of the internet in this technological world, internet contributes to the carbon footprint production. over 53.6% of global population using the internet, the demand for increased energy and infrastructure is accounting more than 3.7% of global greenhouse emissions. Research shows that 98% of energy input of the data center transfers to heat loss. As a data center is an inefficient system, this prototype explore the combination between the data center and elderly care home. This proposal is a new prototype of combining data center with elderly care home using the heat transfer as a platform to consolidate these polar opposite typologies into a harmony and sustainable proposal. This typology is built through a modular system which provide flexibility on expansion. Also, the orientation of the building can alter according to the environment to reach the best energy performance.