One of the most unusual sustainable buildings in the world, designed on nature's architecture and generating energy from daylight, was launched last week in a light show at the Eden Project in Cornwall. True to the Eden Project's principles, the new education and research facility, named The Core, is a superb example of sustainability using building-integrated photovoltaics (PV).

"With education as its prime purpose the new Core building will also fly the flag for Cornwall's knowledge-based economy aims, opening the eyes and minds of the thousands of young people who will use it every year." -- David Whalley, Leader of Cornwall County Council