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The Pure Park of Collserola, on the outskirts of Barcelona, is the setting for the Photo voltaic Greenhouse undertaking, carried out by a staff of scholars, professionals and consultants of the Masters programme in Superior Ecological Buildings and Biocities (MAEBB) of the Institute for Superior Structure of Catalonia (IAAC) Valldaura Labs.
It’s a greenhouse designed for the era of vitality and the self-sufficient cultivation of meals and represents the subsequent step in direction of a extra ecological agricultural transformation and progress in tackling meals and vitality poverty. The purpose was to design and construct a system that could possibly be replicated in each rural and concrete areas.
From its development by to its finish use, the Photo voltaic Greenhouse undertaking is a part of the ‘zero-kilometre’ philosophy. The water, substrate and constructing supplies are obtained from the environment, permitting the meals grown to leap immediately from manufacturing to consumption, with out the necessity of a provide chain. The greenhouse construction was constructed with pine timber, which was extracted sustainably, collected and processed within the space of Valldaura.
The greenhouse additionally has a provide system of vitamins, that are distributed from storage tanks and nutrient inlets, by pipes that feed the crops. As well as, a matrix of LED strip lights makes development cycles simpler, with the assistance of Luz Negra.
The greenhouse roof was created with glass and was organized in a ‘diamond’ form to permit the whole seize of daylight, which enters immediately into the photo voltaic panels and permits the crops grown inside to obtain direct gentle.
The format consists of two flooring. On the bottom flooring, the germination space was established, whereas within the higher flooring, the cultivation was set out. The result’s a substantial share of harvest which is completed, amongst different issues, due to superior hydroponic strategies, permitting the crops to develop with out utilizing agricultural soil.
On this case, the substrate within the planting beds incorporates recycled sawdust, a waste product of the Inexperienced Fab Lab, one other of the IAAC laboratories present in Valldaura. Credit:Path: Vicente Guallart and Daniel Ibañez.
Developed by: The scholars of the Masters programme in Superior Ecological Buildings and Biocities (MAEBB), 2020/21 class: Bartłomiej Najman, Dafni Vakalopoulou, Rebecca Baierwick, Ignacio Reyes Solis, Paulina Sevilla, Yangchuan Tian, Fatemeh Nejatii, Marilia Sofia Fernández Lockwood, Amrithavarshini Prabhuram, Kevin Xi Lim, Akshay Sunil Mhamunkar, Mona El batrik, Engjëll Rodiqi, Philipp Wienkämper, Christa Hörburger.Mission supervisor: Ignacio Reyes Solis Host: Valldaura Labs of the Institute for Superior Structure of CataloniaValldaura Administration: Laia Pifarré Sponsors: Cricursa, Luz Negra, TallfustaWith the assist of: Cerdanyola del Vallès Metropolis CouncilAdvised by: Miguel Urrestarazu, Oscar Rodriguez, Daniel Podmirseg, Oscar Aceves, Javier García-German, Miquel Rodriguez, Jochen Scheerer, Elena Orte, Guillermo Sevillano, Ignasi CausAssisted by: Bruno Ganem, Marc Garcia, Gustavo EscuderoVolunteer: Diego DíazPhotography: Adrià GoulaProducts: Onyx Photo voltaic, Ritec, Alberch, Aluminios Ada.
Photo voltaic Greenhouse Gallery