Landscaped Pyramids in Raimundo Fernández Villaverde 8, Madrid

As mentioned in our previous article, GEASYT participated in the project and construction works for the conditioning of the roof of the building situated in Raimundo Fernández Villaverde 8, Madrid; which is managed by Madrid Espacios y Congresos.

The building is two floors high and the roof is landscaped in order to reduce the visual impact of the building’s services machines. With this in mind, a series of pyramidal volumes made out of steel with circular cross-sections are designed to contain the equipment.

The exterior surfaces on the sides of the pyramids are designed in order to provide correct ventilation to the equipment located inside through a steel grid; as well as holding a small garden, held inside stainless steel flowerpots, with elix variegatade, teucrium fructican, escallonia macrantha and spiraea van houitei.

The pyramids’ roofs are covered with tramex and artificial turf.

The building’s roof is covered with white fine gravel and pine bark in triangular sections, allowing for transit through flagstone-covered walkways.

The inside of the pyramids is perfectly conditioned for the equipment’s maintenance, with individual lighting for each pyramid.

In conclusion, the landscaping of the building’s roof in order to reduce the visual impact of the building’s services equipment is considered a success, with integration of green areas into a space previously in disuse.

Comienza la obra de las Pirámides Ecológicas

Han dado comienzo las obras de las pirámides ajardinadas que se están realizando en la cubierta del edificio de Raimundo Fernández Villaverde 8, parte de la actividad de GEASYT en dicho edificio.

Pirámide Ecológica Raimundo Fernández Villaverde Madrid Espacios y Congresos Sostenible Medioambiente Cubierta

El objetivo de las mismas es eliminar el impacto visual de los equipos de climatización situados en cubierta, aportando una solución que integra zonas verdes en un espacio anteriormente desaprovechado. El edificio, gestionado por Madrid Espacios y Congresos y que dispone en la actualidad de un jardín en uno de sus patios interiores, se convierte así en una muestra representativa de las posibilidades de integración medioambiental en la construcción.

Otro ejemplo de integración de zonas verdes en arquitectura en la ciudad de Madrid es el edificio de Caixa Forum, en el Paseo del Prado, que exhibe un jardín vertical -diseñado por Patrick Blanc- en una de sus fachadas principales (leer más).

Pirámide Ecológica Raimundo Fernández Villaverde 8 Madrid Espacios y Congresos

Pirámide Ecológica Raimundo Fernández Villaverde 8 Madrid Espacios y Congresos

Pirámide Ecológica Raimundo Fernández Villaverde 8 Madrid Espacios y Congresos

Construction works for the Eco-Pyramids begin

The construction works for the ‘Eco-Pyramids’ situated on the roof of Raimundo Fernández Villaverde 8 have begun, as part of GEASYT’s activity in the building.

Pirámide Ecológica Raimundo Fernández Villaverde Madrid Espacios y Congresos Sostenible Medioambiente Cubierta

The objective of the pyramids is to reduce the visual impact of air handling units and other systems situated on the roof, providing green areas in a space that was previously unused. The building, which is managed by Madrid Espacios y Congresos and already hosts a garden in one of its courtyards, will become a good reference of the possibilities of integration of environmental solutions in buildings.

Other examples of integration of green areas in architecture include Caixa Forum’s building, situated in Madrid’s Paseo del Prado, which holds a vertical garden -designed by Patrick Blanc- in one of its façades (read more).

Pirámide Ecológica Raimundo Fernández Villaverde 8 Madrid Espacios y Congresos

Pirámide Ecológica Raimundo Fernández Villaverde 8 Madrid Espacios y Congresos

Pirámide Ecológica Raimundo Fernández Villaverde 8 Madrid Espacios y Congresos