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  7. Arteche High Voltage Laboratory / ACXT

Arteche High Voltage Laboratory / ACXT

  • 00:00 - 15 August, 2013
Arteche High Voltage Laboratory / ACXT
Arteche High Voltage Laboratory / ACXT, © Aitor Ortiz
© Aitor Ortiz

© Aitor Ortiz © Aitor Ortiz © Aitor Ortiz © Aitor Ortiz + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mungia, Bizkaia, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Javier Aja
  • Area

    2285.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Aitor Ortiz
© Aitor Ortiz

Text description provided by the architects. This building is a High Voltage Laboratory, for testing dielectric transformers up to 850 kV, which requires to be a diaphanous vessel of 57 m long, 30 m wide and 27 m high (inner dimensions), surrounded completely by a Faraday cage needed for the extremely precision measurements performed inside.

© Aitor Ortiz
© Aitor Ortiz

The main hall can be divided into three main spaces, suitable for carrying out the Impulse and Resonant Tests, and SF6 equipment tests.

© Aitor Ortiz
© Aitor Ortiz

Annex to the main space, there is a technical block with views into the testing room, which features two control rooms / reception, a meeting room and space for presentations and meetings for up to 60 people.

© Aitor Ortiz
© Aitor Ortiz

The new Laboratory is intended as both a laboratory of the most advanced technology in the sector, a representation of the ARTECHE bet on innovation, reflected in a polished metal facade that vibrates and breaks along its perimeter, allowing integration in a volume so important in the environment that is characterized by buildings significantly lower than this building, which reaches 30 meters.

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Cite: "Arteche High Voltage Laboratory / ACXT" 15 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/415288/arteche-high-voltage-laboratory-acxt-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884