Stefano Boeri Architetti | GEOTHERMAL CENTRAL ENEL BAGNORE 3
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GEOTHERMAL CENTRAL ENEL BAGNORE 3

In the Monte Amiata hills, near Grosseto, ENEL (Ente Pubblico Italiano dell’Energia Elettrica – publicly owned Italian electricity company) assigned Boeri Studio to design and construct a large geothermal power station with less possible visual impact on the environment.Though instead of hiding or concealing the plant behind a camouflage, we decided to transform it into a landmark, giving it back architectural dignity and enhancing its grandeur in the
Tuscany landscape. The new power station is composed – additional to two turbine halls and a cooling towers – of a system of  steel ribs of various lengths, self-supporting and hanging above the plant building, and two large steel panels to protect the short sides of the cooling tower’s control centre. This large hanging structure creates a close relation between the two plants, thus making the overall enclave a complete figure interacting with the surrounding wild landscape of Monte Amiata.

Details

Project
Boeri Studio (Boeri, Barreca, La Varra)
Location
SANTAFIORE DI GROSSETO, ITALY
Year
1998
Client
ENEL
Type
geothermal plant
Surface
6.400 sqm