Total Energy Generated

130’000 kWh

Arlesheim is not just another community hall—it stands as a testament to sustainable architecture and renewable energy. Designed to be a cultural hub and a beacon of eco-friendly innovation, this state-of-the-art facility embodies the future of community spaces. It will host local clubs, cultural events, and serve as a rehearsal space for the music school. The project also includes plans for additional housing and service businesses on-site, creating a holistic environment where sustainability meets functionality. Bernhard Polybau AG, a trusted sixth-generation family business, was chosen for their expertise in construction, while SunStyle provided cutting-edge solar technology to power this transformative project.

Seamless Solar Integration for a Sustainable Future

Integrating solar tiles into Arlesheim’s roof was a pivotal decision driven by both aesthetics and environmental impact. According to Marco Sahli of Märki Sahli Architects in Bern,

“The incorporation of solar technology not only enhances the architectural beauty of the hall but also aligns perfectly with our commitment to sustainable building practices.”

SunStyle’s high-quality solar tiles have effectively turned the building into a visual and functional masterpiece, symbolizing sustainability and innovation. The installed 130 kWp solar system is projected to generate approximately 130,000 kWh of clean energy annually, enough to power about 40 households continuously. This significant contribution underscores the hall’s role in promoting a sustainable future for the community.

Addressing Complex Roof Geometries with Innovative Solutions

Overcoming the challenge of complex roof geometries and low pitch angles required innovative solutions tailored to maintain both functionality and aesthetics. SunStyle’s patented sealing system and diamond-shaped roofing design proved invaluable in achieving these goals. The diamond arrangement effectively covers triangular roof surfaces, maximizing solar tile exposure and energy generation capacity. Furthermore, the integration of customizable blind elements ensured seamless transitions at slanted edges, enhancing both structural integrity and visual appeal. Ventilation was also carefully considered, with vertically laid solar battens facilitating airflow and optimizing energy efficiency. These design choices not only met technical requirements but also contributed to the overall sustainability of the project.

Collaboration and Innovation: A Recipe for Success

The success of the Arlesheim project is rooted in collaborative efforts and innovative thinking. By bringing together the expertise of Märki Sahli Architects, Bernhard Polybau AG, and SunStyle, a harmonious blend of innovation, aesthetics, and sustainability was achieved. This collaboration serves as a blueprint for future developments seeking to integrate renewable energy solutions seamlessly into architectural designs, enriching communities and minimizing environmental impact.

Innovative Solar Tile Solutions: Setting a New Standard

SunStyle’s integration of advanced solar tile technology at Arlesheim sets a new standard for sustainable building practices. The use of solar tiles not only enhances energy efficiency but also elevates the visual appeal of any structure. Whether for residential or commercial projects, SunStyle offers tailored solutions that merge sustainability with architectural elegance, ensuring every building contributes positively to the environment.

Additionally, SunStyle’s solar tiles are designed to be durable and long-lasting, withstanding various weather conditions while maintaining high performance. The easy maintenance and adaptability of these tiles make them a versatile choice for any architectural style. By choosing SunStyle’s solar tiles, projects can achieve significant energy savings and reduce their carbon footprint, further aligning with global sustainability goals.

Curious about how SunStyle can enhance your project with innovative solar tile solutions? Contact us today to discuss your sustainability goals and discover the potential of solar technology in architectural design.