Solar Towers

- a new energyscape - Sabadell, Barcelona

Solar Towers are medium-scale self-sufficient and productive infrastructure to promote energy production from renewable and clean sources of energy, enhance healthy mobility through electric bicycles and electric cars and to generate productive urban farming spaces for elderly or temporarily unemployed inhabitans; all in one single infrastructure: the Solar Tower.


The project evaluates the evolution of the energy landscapes over the centuries and its great influence on evolution of cities and their growing impact on the enviroment, the loss of energy in an open system which allows transportation from far away production locations, and proposes, after an analysis of the city (Sabadell) and a detailed study of consumption, sunlight andproduction possibilities, a small infrastructure-building to produce electricity, food and heat in a clean and sustainable way. The electricity produced by high-efficiency photovoltaic panels will be used to provide housing, shops and a charging station for electric bicycles and electric cars to enhance clean mobility. Each tower has four floors to generate small urban gardens in elevated trays as a productive landscape for senior citizens, unemployed, youth, schools and other associations. From these small urban gardens, small local markets can be created and evolve into a whole network of markets.
In total, the project plans to place 24 towers in the city of Sabadell, mainly on roundabouts, pedestrian areas and major service areas, promoting equitable access to energy and urban gardens and encouraging energy development in the city equitably. This implementation could produce electricity exclusively to supply the annual consumption of 400 households.

The project has been finalist of the International Bauhaus Solar Award (Germany) and was presented in the Congress between the 12 and 15 of November of 2012 in the German city of Erfurt.

Our project do an important question: What can the Solar Tower do for your living/working area? Global reduction of CO2 emissions, Social reintegration, Clean air, Productive landscapes and Reduction of ecological footprint.

All rights reserved