Far from being an aggressive presence in its neighbordood of the district of Vallecas, in the city of Madrid, the e-chimneys of this factory for the production of energy by cogeneration tries to give shape to what is a public space in every sense, so the surroundings have been urbanized in such a way that a pleasant place for neighborhood life is created, and the structure of the chimneys has been used to raise a light permeable mesh that gives protection against radiation while allowing natural ventilation. Hence, 48 units of ducts for steam escape and air take-in are grouped in six large chimneys rising up to 38 meters, formed by a mast 30 centimeters in diameter combined with several compression rings that absorb horizontal pressures. Over these rings formed by steel tubes, a porous and resistant canvas is stretched, made of polyvinyl chloride-coated polyester fiber woven with optic fiber to give the surface its reflecting properties.
Ecochimeneas de la central de energía de barrio en Vallecas Eco-chimneys for the District Heating Installation in Vallecas, Madrid (Spain).
Ayuntamiento de Madrid.
Soriano y Asociados Arquitectos/ Federico Soriano, Dolores Palacios. www.federicosoriano.com
Marcos Zaragoza, Severino Alfonso, Carolina Cabello, Álvaro Martín Fidalgo, Leonor Macedo, Annie Martínez-Pita, Ana Pereira, Leticia Sáez Muñuyerro, Marina Rocarols, Sergio Rufo, Francisco Triviño, Marta Celada.
Consultor de estructuras Structures consultant
BOMA / Luis Moya.
Lona tensada Textile canvas supplier
BAT Spain, www.batspain.com
Ricardo Santonja, Estudio S&Aa.