Water connection networks from Manzanares River and restoration of Dams 3 and 4

Location : Madrid
Start Date : 01 April 2010
End Date : 02 December 2010
Budget : € 2,200,000
Status :


The project aims to allow the connection of water regenerated mains from the China and Viveros Waste Water Treatment Plants, by passing the river through the existing structure of Dam No. 4.

It also includes the restoration of the historic Dams No. 3 and 4 included in the catalog for the Protection of Madrid in order to adapt the Dams and its accesses to the current legislation on accessibility and removal of architectural barriers.The project seeks the renewal of Dams No. 3 and 4 to recover them as pedestrian walkways connecting the two existing boulevards Aniceto Marinas and Ribera del Manzanares.All technical requierements have been assumed and included in a formally consistent and renewed image, respectful with the original Manzanares River Dams.

The original board renewal and repair and the cleaning of decorative and functional elements allows an accurate image to the original, thus allowing the best conditions for public use while ensuring a regular accessibility to the water control structures of the river.The renovation on the left bank of the fishes scales, from consecutive deposits to a vertical crack, improves the functionality of the hydro-biological lift, while removing obstacles and leaving available for public use a large area currently occupied by impassable gratings, banisters and pinnacles of granite.

The project interprets the dam as a place to enjoy a proximity to water, either free surface flow or cascade, which is impossible to find on other bridges of the River.

These actions will allow to enhance sustainable urban mobility, save water and improve its management, as well as conserve and rehabilitate the heritage of the city.

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