The new Municipal Pool Cover Soto del Real in Madrid is not just a pool.It’s actually a fully green structure built on about 8,000 sqm in Soto del Real, that uses more than 6,000 million tons of organic waste the area produces each year as energy source. In fact this is why they built the pool, to neutralize all these residues.But let’s get back to why the pool is very innovative. It collects rainwater and uses it to water the gardens nearby, the roof was designed to permit sun rays to come inside and heat up the space during winters, while on summers it gets “blocked” by solar panels to produce electricity and to heat the water. At the same time a basement boiler uses biomass as fuel.
As you can probably see this is more like an eco-system, a man-made green eco-system.
Designed by Lorenzo Alonso Architects it was built by Ortiz in 11 month and the cost went up to 4.7 million Euros. The financing was secured by the Community of Madrid. I congratulate them for putting this up.