Expo Internacional Zaragoza 2008
|The International Exhibition, Water and Sustainable Development, better known as Expo Zaragoza 2008, was the main event of the political and social agenda in 2008.
During the 90 days it was open, Zaragoza became the headquarters of an international forum where over 100 countries discussed ideas and projects on the management of water resources in the world, one of the great challenges of the XXI century.
ExpoZaragoza 2008 was presented as a water theme park, where the buildings and proposed facilities contributed to sensitizing the public about responsible consumption of this element, scarce and essential for life, and to disseminate scientific knowledge relating to this resource.
How could it be otherwise, IDECONSA actively participated in the project. Since the nomination in 2005 as class sponsor, then the execution of landmark works such as the Palacio de Congresos, and finally as a collaborator of the sample within the sponsorship "Friends of the Expo".
Works executed for Expo Zaragoza 2008
The Conference Centre responds to a section defined by a complex system of large interspersed skylights and roofs. Establishes a working program supported by a grid and an underlying modular construction system.
Inside is arranged in a main hall with a capacity of 1,500 seats, modular rooms and meeting rooms. The building has approximately 9,000 m2 of ground. The total area amounts to 22,285 m2.
Rectangular building unique and different heights. The solution basically incorporates structural walls, and reinforced concrete frames and metal trusses. The foundation is made of structural concrete piles and pile caps
Pavilion of Citizen Initiatives
The Pavilion building project of the Citizens' Initiative is based on the principles of energy efficiency, recycling and sustainability.
This is a very striking pavilion, both the building form part of the traditional ceramic pitcher, for the environmental benefits that govern its construction and materials. The materials used are natural and come from within the earth, straw, certified wood and mud.
The pavilion intended for Citizen Initiatives is illuminated from above by a circular two skylights. It has two main entrances from the area closest to the river and exit north three gates
Pavilion of Caricom (Caribbean countries)
It consists in the realization of the interior and the facade of the pavilion designed for the member countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), so as to allow the flag to configure this building as an element of great singularity formal, within a set of flags that are very visible from the central area of the site of the Expo 2008 exhibition.
The pavilion will house the spaces in the general ecogeographic site called Islas and Costs. Therefore, the design of the facade will contain the subject projected thereon.
The flag above is the fourth in a series of pavilions that are located in the building of the great roof of the Expo 2008, under the "balcony" overlooking the river Ebro, and adopt forms of curvilinear character in front of the building to the river
Electrical substation transformer EXPO 2008
Building S.E.T. (Transformer Substation) Metropolitan Water Park Zaragoza in the north of the facilities of the International Exhibition Expo 2008 in the Rivergate in an annex to Building Header Canal.
SET building design Expo2008 is a single body construction, divided into two separate enclosures separated by a longitudinal wall, in one of the enclosures are housed maneuvering units, control and protection for voltages of 132 and 15 kV, in the are located another two transformers
The building structured basement of 433.89m ² and 625.00m ² with ground floor, has an enclosure of prefabricated reinforced concrete panels, tinted black and stone finishes and a light roof Calatarao with exterior finish built on zinc plates in alveolar room transformers and zinc-finished sandwich in the control room.
Other ancillary works carried out inside and outside the Expo site
- Third Ring Road of Zaragoza Z-30 (France Avenue - Delicias Intermodal Station).
- Private access to the Expo site.
- Private sheets of water.
- North Highway A-23 connection with the Expo.
- Development of the Imperial Canal environment.
- Valdefierro camping.