Geothermal Pump Stations / PK Arkitektar

first_imgCopyAbout this officePK ArkitektarOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasIndustrial ArchitectureReykjavík3D ModellingReykjavikIcelandPublished on November 20, 2010Cite: “Geothermal Pump Stations / PK Arkitektar” 20 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?地热水泵站 / PK Arkitektar是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: PK Arkitektar Area Area of this architecture project Houses Iceland Geothermal Pump Stations / PK ArkitektarSave this projectSaveGeothermal Pump Stations / PK Arkitektar Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of PK Arkitektar+ 14 Share “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  14 m²Text description provided by the architects. In 1990 Reykjavík Geothermal Heating Authority launched an open competition for a housing design for the hot water wells. PK Arkitektrar’s provided the winning design out of over 80 entries. This is the first of these buildings with others scheduled accordingly. These structures will stand as a symbol of the city of Reykjavík’s commitment to the utilization of the natural resources.The Geothermal Pump Station is a 14 sqm steel structure (3 by 6.5 meters) constructed of two stainless steel clad curvilinear walls separated by a door at each end. It prefabricated at an off site shop and transported in one piece to a hot water well. The building houses the mechanism on top of the well, that pumps the water to a central control from where it is distributed throughout the city. More about this interesting project, drawings, photographs, and history of Reykjavík’s change to geothermal heating following the break. Save this picture!Courtesy of PK ArkitektarThose who remember Reykjavík in the 20’s and 30’s, recall that sometimes on calm winter days, the smoke from the chimneys would produce a dark cloud that would settle over the city, and visibility reduced drastically. Despite this oppressive atmosphere, some men got together to plan how to harness the heat they knew was trapped in the ground under the city.Save this picture!Courtesy of PK ArkitektarIn 1928 the first holes for hot water were drilled at Laugardalur in the heart of the city, today called The Washing-pools of Laugardalur. In the following years a number of holes were drilled and today the number of holes within the city limits is about 50. The deepest holes are about 2 km, and producing up to 80°C temperatures. Save this picture!Courtesy of PK ArkitektarEvery house of the city is heated to date with geothermal water making the old system of oil heating obsolete. When foreigners approach Reykjavik on a sunny and frost still winter day, they are amazed to see no smoke rising from the chimneys. The air is fresh and clean, and you can see from here to eternity.Save this picture!Courtesy of PK ArkitektarThe vertical element hanging from the roof to the side of the building contains the air-conditioning system for the machinery, taking air from the top and pumping it down to the floor, creating a circulation of air, cooling the motor and creating over pressure inside to avoid dust from getting inside and damaging the motor system. Beside the air-conditioning element there is a pipe sticking out from the wall letting the steam created by the boiling water, out in the air. Leaving a steam stroke in the air, refers to the original meaning of the name, Reykjavík, meaning Smoke-bay, named by the settlers, mistaking steam for smoke.Save this picture!Courtesy of PK ArkitektarProject gallerySee allShow lessUnited North America / Holm Architecture OfficeArticlesVideo: 12th International Architecture Biennale of Venice 2010Articles Share ArchDaily Geothermal Pump Stations / PK Arkitektar CopyHouses•Reykjavik, Icelandlast_img

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