Bill Viola Hall
PROJECTS I CONSULTING
Earth Study and Correction
Project: Bill Viola Hall
Promoter: Sorigué Foundation
The aim of the research project is to use earth and, in particular, the sludge from aggregate washing at the local quarry, for the construction of the Bill Viola Exhibition Hall at the Sorigué Foundation.
By reusing the sludge, we get to do something with a material that is normally considered to be quarry 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 management. This all brings about significant financial and environmental benefits.
Likewise, the re-use of earth for the construction of walls guarantees full integration of the landscape, 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. The 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.