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Hydroelectric Power Station / monovolume

  • 01:00 - 20 September, 2009
Hydroelectric Power Station / monovolume
Hydroelectric Power Station / monovolume

Hydroelectric Power Station / monovolume Hydroelectric Power Station / monovolume Hydroelectric Power Station / monovolume Hydroelectric Power Station / monovolume +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    39030 Dorfl South Tyrol, Italy
  • Architects

    monovolume architecture + design
  • Project Team

    Juri Pobitzer & Patrik Pedó
  • Collaborators

    Rita Rabensteiner, Simon Constantini, Cecile Dobler, Benjamin Gaensbacher
  • Client

    Hydroelectric power station consortium limited company
  • Project Year

    2009

From the architect. The hydroelectric power station is located near Winnebach brook in Dörfl (municipal territory of Vintl), at 800 m. above sea level. It's partly built into the slope, since the building area was extremely reduced. The project consists in a simple but polygonal volume, which is formally adapted to the landscape and the local conditions. The station is conceived as an artificial rock quarried out of the slope. This sensation is underlined by a very reduced use of materials (concrete, glass and steel) in their rougher form, as well as by the "veins" which cross the volume. These "veins" consist of light bands of layered glass and run around the building. At some specific points of those light bands a normal single glass delivers insight to the power station's bowels.

The main building material is watertight concrete, which was pigmented with white mortar and after treated with hydraulic jet in order to achieve a raw appearance.

The building has two storeys — a ground floor and a basement. The basement shelters the generating set, the distributing unit and the wire room, control tank as well as a storage room. The generating set room extends to the whole building height and is accessible by ground floor. The ground floor itself contains the space for the utility companies and the control room of the power station.

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Miguel Ângelo · September 22, 2009

http://tinyurl.com/mhqbyz Faceted! #arch #arq

oscar falcón lara · September 21, 2009

Very Nice. I like designs like this for concealing public infrastructure, simply cool.

plataformadearq · September 21, 2009

http://bit.ly/LxeMO señores de la CFE aprendan...

that's what she · September 21, 2009

like my friend kanye says.... AMAZING!
love the night pics, great form, exellent

DA · September 21, 2009 10:24 PM

Kanye's your friend?

Doug · September 21, 2009

Simply amazing. Like a faceted boulder emerging from its surroundings.

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