Isaac Cobo i Displas
Daniel Coll i Capdevila
Staff past and current
Eng Cam (SP) CEng MICE (UK)
Multimedia Designer and Producer
Fernanda Arrillaga Sanchez
Francisco Miguel Aguirre
Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa
Pylons are a necessary object to transport power, but they have a huge impact on our visual experience of the landscape.
The existing pylon has been a success, in terms of engineering. It has been a great choice both for its construction and for the way it transports energy. The materials, its resistance and the transparency of the structure make them an efficient entity. However, too much space is taken for the sake of transporting energy.
In an era where displacement isn’t synonymous with inactivity, why not design a way to produce power while it is transported?
We want P167 not only to transport but to generate energy at the same time. For that, we have to make use of the resources available everywhere, the sun and wind.
As one of our premises is making better use of the space, we want each of the components to work, to produce energy.
P167 will contain 4 vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT), as they have a large surface area it’s more efficient to cover them with solar panels. So as to compensate for one resource for the other.
With only 10 pylons we could supply 150 households with their energy requirements.
On the other hand, we talk about less impact; we achieve it using translucent materials, on a lattice structure. That gives the pylon a light aspect, irrespective of its dimensions. The sinuous motion of the helical shape harmoniously moves with the landscape as the clouds would with the sky.
Exhibited at The Building Centre
The proposed architecture emulates the act of dance. The street experience is everything Moulin Rouge stands for. The form of the façade pulls the spectator into the previous Moulin location which becomes the courtyard, moving its location as it climbs the buildings levels. This façade-courtyard draws light into the building during the day and funnels the spectacular light of the performing cabaret at night. The building is in constant dialogue with its context.
Magazine links where the Moulin Rouge is advertise
Recognizing the town’s traffic accumulation through the main street in the old city and the necessity for a new social space, we propose the re-activation of the church’s surroundings. As an extension to this area, with the intervention of few cuts in the climbing topography, we introduce new circulation, include over 50 alternative half subterranean car parking, extend the adjacent town hall and most important reactivate the area for social events.
The project uses materials, vegetation and pure geometry concerning views and areas to provide an innovative proposal to St. Vicens.