La Gramanosa Winery
PROJECTS I CONSULTING
Earth Study and Correction
Project: La Gramanosa Winery
Architects: Fermín Vázquez. B720 Architects.
“Cupons a la Eco-Innovació” Program. Research Project subsidized by ACCIÓ (Business Competitiveness Agency) and the Department of Territory and Sustainability of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
Earth study and correction for re-use of earth on the jobsite itself.
The aim of the research project is to close the material life cycle, in this case we are talking about the life cycle of the earth that is generated through the jobsite’s excavation so that it may be reused for the construction of walls, thus taking maximum advantage of the process and minimizing environmental impact.
By reusing the earth, we get to do something with a surplus from the jobsite itself that is normally considered waste – giving it a new use and minimizing the economic costs for the purchase of materials, transport, as well as the costs related with waste treatment plant fees. This all brings about significant financial and environmental benefits.
Likewise, the re-use of the earth for the construction of walls guarantees full integration of the landscape into the project, as the materials are extracted from the site itself.
A preliminary study of the area to be excavated is performed in which samples are taken for laboratory testing. These tests are basically aimed at profiling the material. They are interpreted and their results are evaluated in order to apply the necessary corrective measures – along with the evaluation of proposed solutions.