PHOTOVOLTAIC PERGOLA IN THE FORUM 2004

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO THE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
Barcelona

The urban projectsof the Forum 2004 were to include a photovoltaic plant of 4,600 m2 capable of generating 1.3 MW of electrical energy. The supporting structure, with a maximum height of almost 52m, had to allow the orientation of the surface southwards with an inclination of 30º, in addition to providing a large area of shade on the esplanade of the Forum and the Marina.

The design, developed by architects Elías Torres and José Antonio Martínez Lapeña jointly with Esteyco, consisted of a large metal pergola located at the southwest end of the esplanade above the Sailing School. Four planes of concrete with heights of between 22 and 45m rise from the roof of the School and act as a pedestal. The combination of concrete and steel made it possible to meet the functional requisites of the plant and the architectural factors of a structure of such importance and symbolism in an outstanding space like the Forum.

Esteyco