monovolume architecture: hydroelectric power plant punibach

monovolume architecture: hydroelectric power plant punibach

‘hydroelectric power plant punibach’ by monovolume architecture, planeiler alm, italy all images courtesy of monovolume architecture

 

 

hidden within the delicate landscape, italian practice monovolume architecture‘s ‘hydroelectric power plant punibach’ engineered by SEL AG, converts natural forces into useful energy while maintaining an artfully low profile in the alpine environment. a rather simple solution was found for a space full of loud, bulky machinery while visually making an inconsequential impact of the site. a free-flowing concrete structure peels out of the hills, opening a fissure in the hillside supporting a green roof that camouflages the otherwise industrial building. thin wood planks of varying sizes are revealed in this split in the ground plane to form a lamellar wall, where the warm light from the interior glows in the pitch-dark surroundings.

 

 

monovolume architecture: hydroelectric power plant punibach view form alpine forest

 

 

monovolume architecture: hydroelectric power plant punibach

 

 

monovolume architecture: hydroelectric power plant punibach

 

 

monovolume architecture: hydroelectric power plant punibach entrance

 

 

monovolume architecture: hydroelectric power plant punibach wood facade connection to roof plane

 

 

monovolume architecture: hydroelectric power plant punibach curvilinear roof form

 

 

monovolume architecture: hydroelectric power plant punibach slits in the wood plank wall emits a warm glow

 

 

monovolume architecture: hydroelectric power plant punibach view towards the access road

 

 

monovolume architecture: hydroelectric power plant punibach free-flowing concrete form

 

 

monovolume architecture: hydroelectric power plant punibach door detail

 

 

monovolume architecture: hydroelectric power plant punibach

 

 

monovolume architecture: hydroelectric power plant punibach interior machinery

 

 

monovolume architecture: hydroelectric power plant punibach large light-filled interior

 

 

monovolume architecture: hydroelectric power plant punibach floor plan / level 0

 

 

monovolume architecture: hydroelectric power plant punibach section

 

 

monovolume architecture: hydroelectric power plant punibach section

 

 

project info:

 

 

client: puni energie gmbh (ltd.) location: planeiler alm (bz) – south tyrol – italy programme: hydroelectric power station realisation: 2010/11 pressure pipeline length: 4.115 m turbines: 2 horizontal pelton average annual production: 14,3 mil. kwh construction cost: 9,0 mil. euros

  • I draw this in spring 2010 😀
    amazing to see it realized

    Stebo
    Nov 08, 2012
  • Great idea!! Well done!!

    Vik
    Sep 17, 2012
  • free power – thank you gravity – looks pleasing to the eye and the surroundings. I suppose it pencils out financially

    isor
    Sep 17, 2012
  • and with a nice ocean view of course!! 😉

    miko
    Sep 12, 2012
  • Most beautiful Hydroelectric station I’ve ever seen!!! 🙂 Could totally see myself living there… without the heavy equipment of course!!

    GlowyPR
    Sep 12, 2012
  • PERFECT

    www.designcoholic.com
    Sep 12, 2012
  • Lindo!

    L.loureiro
    Sep 12, 2012
  • interesting in that inside its just your standard concrete box

    dbkii
    Sep 12, 2012

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