seasonal function a tree is a multifunctional element with the capacity to adapt to climatic conditions and generate activity around it
social function meeting place aviary children's area pets area waiting area sports area
bioclimatic function wind break air filters shaded area fragant area
a tree takes years to grow in full and the boulevard should be functional right from the beginning year 2030 year 2005 strategic thinking
air trees they will act as a starting point for a future public space influenced through trees. in the course of time, the man-made trees will end up being clearings in the woods. year 2030 year 2005 clearings in the wood
BADGIR (torre de viento) Literalmente “atrapavientos”, estructura tradicional usada para el acondicionamiento pasivo de edificios. Se encuentran por todo el medio oriente, desde Pakistán al norte de África. ( Enciclopedia iránica ) BADGIR (wind tower) Badgir literally means “windcatcher”. It is a traditional Persian architectural device used for many centuries to create natural ventilation in buildings
economic sustainability the air trees are self sufficient in terms of energy consumption and produce extra energy through photovoltaic panels to finance their maintenance.
social sustainability we understand that the sustainable nature of this place will be defined to a great extent by its social sustainability. Therefore, generating activity in the quarter itself is of the utmost importance, so that traveling in search of leisure or work might be discouraged. Our project is a first step towards activating this place and it will serve to attract other programmes.
urban activities these infrastructures generate from their very start bioclimatically conditioned outdoor environments with a dense programme and capacity to adapt and withstand different uses. cinema fair disco circus street market green house aviary seniors children
water park football Sunday afternoon Pope´s mass broadcast Pop-Rock live act
exporting capabilities the self sufficient nature of these elements, which are made of light structures and materials, allows us to think about exporting them. These actions can be applied to similar places like new suburban developments or to other situations like degraded and inactive parks, empty boulevards, lifeless squares.
when our project was awarded we found out that... ...the boulevard was the only urban area in the new neighbourhood... ...that had been fully completed, even with its litter bins...
all three air trees share the same basic structure although they will be used in different ways and will feature different elements 1 structure, 3 air trees
PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS (130 x 90cm AND 165 w POWER). CONNECTED TO AN OUTSIDE AC/DC REVERSER. TOTAL SURFACE PER TREE: 4.68m2/unit x 16 unit = 74.88m2 TOTAL ENERGY: 12.000 Kwh/year ECONOMIC PROFIT: 6.000 €/year
WIND CATCHER, MADE OUT FROM TRANSLUCENT POLYETHYLENE WATER TANK d 1.60m 3 CIRCLE AIR VIAS d 0.90m
COOLING SYSTEM: 6-BLADE FAN, 975mm DIA, 1HP 1400rpm, Q=8000m3/s STAINLESS STEEL RING TUBE 70bar WITH 6 MICRONIZERS q=5.7 L/h,
OUTER SKIN: EXTERIOR THERMAL SHIELD MADE OUT OF 16 PIECES OF 12.5 x 7.35 m HIGH DENSITY MULTILAYER POLYETHYLENE FILMS AND ALUMINIUM. SHADE PERCENTAGES 50, 60, 70 %, DIRECT LUMINANCE TRANSMISSION 49, 36, 25 %. SOLAR RADIATION REFLECTION UP TO 85 %, REFLECTION OF THERMAL RADIATION UP TO 92%, EMISSION OF THERMAL RADIATION UP TO 2 %, WEIGHT 300 gr/m2