The Cool Retreats project by Michael Jantzen is primarily focused on providing non-housed individuals with a temporary cooling shelter. However, the cooling pavilions are designed to accommodate the public on a larger scale, especially those looking for a refuge from the summer heat.
The project includes several different solar-powered cooling pavilions. The Solar Ceiling Fan Pavilion, for example, captures sunlight in its solar cells, which is then converted into electricity to power the ceiling fans. Additionally, the Solar Breeze Oasis Pavilion is a prefabricated, modular, octagon-shaped structure with solar cells mounted on the roof. This design uses five large ceiling fans to provide shade a cool breeze. Similarly, the Cool Spots pavilions are cylindrical spaces that include solar-powered fans, lights, and power ports.
Image Credit: Archinect/Michael Jantzen