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Day of Architecture 2021

Presentation of the mobility station with photovoltaic facade in Bad Kreuznach

Elsenfeld, June 2021 - The project Mobil- und Infopunkt Bad Kreuznach will be presented at this year's "Day of Architecture" of the Chamber of Architects Rheinland-Pfalz. In keeping with the motto "Architecture shapes the future", it is equipped with a large-format, individual photovoltaic facade from SUNOVATION.



The building design by slb Architekten und Ingenieure has been selected in the national competition "Climate protection through cycling". It serves as a monitored bicycle parking garage and information point around e-mobility, cycling and sustainability. The facade consists of large-format facade glass and SUNOVATION eFORM clear glass-glass modules. The 221 m² photovoltaic facade consists of 44 extra-large glass-glass modules in 33 different sizes and geometries with module heights of >5 m and up to 6.7 m². The electricity generated is used to illuminate the parking garage and for the charging stations. This project has been funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) as part of the national climate protection initiative.

The "Day of Architecture 2021" will take place from June 26-27, 2021. For more information and the program, visit


New color collection

for SUNOVATION eFORM unichrome BIPV modules

Elsenfeld, March 2021 - In line with the growing requirements from the architectural sector, SUNOVATION has once again expanded its color range for unichrome modules. Detailed specifications will be soon available in our product menu on this website!

EXPO 2020 - Sustainability Pavilion

Spectacular BIPV Glass Roof designed by Grimshaw Architects

Elsenfeld, October 2020 - Initially, EXPO 2020 was planned to be officially opened in October. Unfortunately, due to the worldwide impact of the Corona pandemic, the opening of the world exhibition had to be postponed. Nevertheless, we do not want to withhold information about the Sustainability Pavilion designed by Grimshaw Architects from you any longer.

The spectacular building, with an exhibition focus on the theme of sustainability, is equipped with a unique solar glass roof. For the full-surface covering of the funnel-shaped roof with glass-glass modules, SUNOVATION has manufactured more than 330 different trapezoidal module geometries. The use of solar modules in individually adapted shapes allows maximum electricity yield and LEED Platinum certification to be achieved.

The 18 eTrees with transparent solar glass modules, installed in the direct area around the pavilion, not only produce electricity. They also provide shade and show in a charming way that the use of sustainable energy can also meet the highest design expectations.

Award in international architecture and design competition

for innovative solar modules in building integration

Elsenfeld, October 2019 - SUNOVATION, manufacturer of functional glass for architectural applications, wins an award for innovative glass-glass modules at the ICONIC Awards 2019. Renowned architects such as RPBW Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Grimshaw Architects, SL Rasch, etc. worldwide rely on SUNOVATION's glass-glass modules as power-generating building envelopes in prestigious projects.

Thanks to the outstanding adaptability of its products, the manufacturer has become the global market leader in the field of customised glass-glass modules for building integration over the past five years.
The international ICONIC AWARDS:Innovative Architecture, created by the German Design Council, award prizes for particularly innovative projects and products in the field of architecture. Awards from the German Design Council are recognised as an independent seal of quality of internationally renown for contemporary development and design achievements. In the category "Innovative Material", the BIPV modules SUNOVATION eFORM were awarded the label "Best of Best" in 2019. This award is given for particularly outstanding submissions in a category. The jury justified this as follows:
SUNOVATION eFORM BIPV modules are customised electricity-generating architectural glasses for integration into the building envelope. The modules are configured exclusively on a project-specific basis. They are available in all conceivable colors, sizes, glass structures and geometries, allowing them to be perfectly adapted to the respective architectural requirements. It is remarkable that the actual PV technology remains invisible behind the glass if required. A highly interesting material with a high-quality appearance and high efficiency that offers architects and planners completely new possibilities in the integration of photovoltaics."
In addition to other awards, nominations were made in the special categories “Architects of the year”, “Interior Designers of the Year” and “Architects’ Client of the Year”. Namely, the British architect Sir David Chipperfield was named Architect of the Year for his outstanding projects, the New York design and art cooperative Snarkitecture was named Interior Designer of the Year for its extraordinary installations, art objects and shop interiors, and the city of Freiburg im Breisgau was honoured for its unprecedented transformation into a Green City.
Moderators Julia Bauer and Andrej Kupetz, managing director of the Council, charmingly guided through the award ceremony, which took place in the architecturally famous Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. Built by Stephan Baunfels, it is one of the largest collection houses for modern and contemporary art, architecture, and design in Europe. The awarding of the ICONIC AWARDS:Innovative Architecture is decided by an independent and expert jury. It is composed of representatives from the fields of architecture, interior design, design, and brand communication: Jonghwan Baek, WGNB, Seoul, Michel Casertano, Atelier Brückner GmbH, Stuttgart, Marco Dessí, Studio Marco Dessí, Vienna, Asif Khan, Asif Khan Ltd, London, Wiebke Lang, designreport, Frankfurt am Main, Silvia Olp, Phoenix Design, Stuttgart/Munich/Shanghai, Linda Stannieder, GRAFT BRANDLAB GmbH, Berlin, Andrej Kupetz, German Design Council, Frankfurt am Main.

BIPV glass roof for Expo2020 in Dubai

SUNOVATION receives next major order from the Middle East.

March 2019 - SUNOVATION supplies customized BIPV modules for the glass roof of the UAE Sustainability Pavilion at Expo2020 in Dubai.

In addition to the approx. 9,000 m² glass roof of the funnel-shaped "canopy", 18 "solar-trees" will be equipped with approx. 220 m² BIPV solar glass modules each. Almost all modules have a trapezoidal geometry. Altogether, more than 320 different geometries will be produced. SUNOVATION was involved consulting the project from the design stage with the architects (Grimshaw office) to the conceptual layout, the mounting structure, and the interconnection. For SUNOVATION, this is another important large-scale project with which the unique expertise of the BIPV team from Aschaffenburg is recognized internationally.