Barcelona, 2009 – 2012

Winner entry
Competition for a Centralized Heat and Cold Generation Plant at the Marina neighborhood of Barcelona, 2009

Links
South Facade/Operation

Architects
FORGAS ARQUITECTES
Col·laborators

BOMA (structure)
PGI (technical systems)
JR Soldevila (technical architect)
A. Bestard (agricultural engineer)
G. Carrera, Nussli España (south facade)
Promoter

Barcelona City Council
Entitat Metropolitana de Serveis Hidràulics
Tractament de Residus
Area

9.700 m²
Photographer

Simón García

The central station is pioneer in south Europe in terms of sustainable production and use of energy, with several high-efficiency technologies. It provides an urban network of distribution of hot / cold and will inject self-generated electricity to the distribution network, from the use of residual cold from the reagasification station from the maritime port and from the biomass provided by the urban and metropolitan pruning. The architectural actuation adds to the functional program (industrial and office) spaces to show the public the processes of production through a perimeter route tour to the facilities, and at the same time this actuation sets the façades of the building, contributing as an element of education, training and outreach of environmental and sustainability values, which must guide human activity. Each one of the facades is associated with one of the systems present in the central: water, gas and biomass.

Centralized Heat and Cold Generation Plant of Barcelona South/Zona Franca

Barcelona, 2009 – 2012

Winner entry
Competition for a Centralized Heat and Cold Generation Plant at the Marina neighborhood of Barcelona, 2009

Links
South Facade/Operation

Architects
FORGAS ARQUITECTES
Collaborators

BOMA (structure)
PGI (technical systems)
JR Soldevila (technical architect)
A. Bestard (agricultural engineer)
G. Carrera, Nussli España (south facade)
Promoter

Barcelona City Council
Entitat Metropolitana de Serveis Hidràulics
Tractament de Residus
Area

9.700 m²
Photographer

Simón García