Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 38
- Installation of solar photovoltaic
The photovoltaic installation, project by the architects Calderon-Folch-Sarsanedas Arquitectes, is located on the strip side of the Plaça de les Glòries, in front of the Disseny Hub Barcelona. The construction of the structure, of 700 square meters, was made during the fall of 2014. It should be taken into account that the shade does not enter into the final view of the Plaza de las Glorias, it is provisional.
The space is configured in seven modules with light elements suspended in the interior, with lonas and tensors. Of the seven modules, four are waterproof, so they enable the device on rainy days. The rest is specially designed to guarantee shade even the most unfavorable days of solar radiation. The photovoltaic installation has a power of 10.5 kWp and generates 13,125 kWh, the pergola is part of the network of elements of power generation of the Barcelona-Energia power company.
The canvas were designed with the collaboration of Neil Harbisson. The artist, who only sees black and white, designed Eyeborg, a technology that allows him to identify each color with a sound and that can be applied to the pergola, the melody that emerges is the song of the whales . The perimetral canals also act as informative supports and include messages about the cultural current of the surroundings of Glòries