Water Storage Tower, Madrid
It appears the Statue of Liberty may have a contest on her hand if she wishes to maintain the coveted ‘hottest structural lady’ award as GRG Arquitectos, from Madrid Spain have bought us this rather strange, yet oddly captivating water storage tower.
The design is a clever response to the need to provide support to 40m3 tanks of water to supply a town. The water storage tower allows this to happen without the need for any pumps – gravity does the job!
From the architects:
We worked to find the best form for a structure that could reach 22 m of height and also support the weight of two tanks, each of 40 m³ capacity. We had at the moment two materials that defined the new water tower; the galvanized steel that would form the structure and the stainless steel that would make up the exterior finish of the two tanks.
We chose wood to form the stairs and platform necessary for the maintenance of the water tower, the platform for the valves, and the bed underneath these two elements. We completed and gave the project form in this way.