Built in 2004, this landmark PV sculpture on the Barcelona waterfront overlooks Port Forum and the Mediterranean Sea. Created for the "Universal Forum of Cultures" it was part of a wider rejuvenation of an area previously dominated by a sewerage treatment plant. The "pergola" structure is supported on four concrete plinths and pitched at 35 degrees with an elegantly skew, it transforms what would otherwise be an exposed and inhospitable space the size of a football field into anther adaptable, shaded civic space.
The generation system, designed by Phönix SonnenStrom AG comprises of 2668 mono-crystalline panels rated at 444 kilowatts and is connected to the grid.
Overall design was carried out by Jose Antonio Martinez Lapena Elias Torres. www.jamlet.net