Alejandro Ribas Mercau

Alejandro Ribas Mercau

Barcelona, ES


Solar Tower : A new energyscape

Archdaily article:

The project evaluates the evolution of the energy landscapes over the centuries and its great influence on evolution of cities and their growing impact on the enviroment, the loss of energy in an open system which allows transportation from far away production locations, and proposes, after an analysis of the city and a detailed study of consumption, sunlight and production possibilities, a small infrastructure-building to produce electricity, food and heat in a clean and sustainable way. The electricity produced by high-efficiency photovoltaic panels will be used to provide housing, shops and a charging station for electric bicycles and electric cars to enhance clean mobility. Each tower has four floors to generate small urban gardens in

elevated trays as a productive landscape for senior citizens, unemployed, youth, schools and other associations. From these small urban gardens, small local markets can be created and
evolve into a whole network of markets.
In total, the project plans to place 24 towers in the city of Barcelona, mainly on roundabouts, pedestrian areas and major service areas, promoting equitable access to energy and urban gardens and encouraging energy development in the city equitably. This implementation

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Barcelona, ES
My Role: Architect