andrea fiorucci (spain), bernardino dimitri (italy)
SMART GALLERIES 02
100m Smart Gallery produces 240 MW/h per year = the annual average demand of 60 homes. Can be used to power the lighting, signage and service areas of the highway, electric cars, buildings
100m Smart Gallery collects 4.725.000 lt. per year = the annual average demand of 50 homes. The water is treated in artificial ponds with Phytodepuration.
Native plants contained in the ponds create Ecological Habitats
Clean water not drinkable can be used for domestic, agricultural or industrial use
They help to reduce the noise and the visual impact thereby integrating the highway with the landscape. They can be planted with low maintenance native vegetation and in so doing they create ecological corridors for animals. Smart Galleries, occasionally, can be transformed into pedestrian and wildlife connections that cross the highway
The vegetal barriers allow the collection of organic waste for biogas reserves for domestic use or to generate electricity