Adaptation of historical mills to current harvesting systems

Water Wheel Restoration

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Water Wheel

Adaptation of historical mills to current harvesting systems

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April 2018

Gijón Botanic Garden, Asturias.

We have rehabilitated the hydraulic wheel of the Botanic Garden of Gijón, a hydraulic mill that was built more than a decade ago, handcrafted in chestnut wood, and that served to supply water to a fountain placed a few meters above its site.

Due to its exposure to the surroundings over the years its condition has deteriorated which has impeded its further operation.

The objective of this intervention is to put the system back into operation. The wheel underwent a complete reconstruction by using the same artisanal methods  that were used historically, but it was rebuilt with Tatajuba wood which is more resistant to water erosion.

The replacement of this hydraulic wheel is an element of the new itinerary of hydraulic devices in which the Botanic Garden of Gijón, and the University of Oviedo, in collaboration with Sinfin Energy, will be working on in the coming months. This new itinerary plans to illustrate the potential of micro-generation renewable energies, based on minimal intrusion on ecosystems.

The action framework is to integrate renewable energies into landscape environments of urban scope, within the E-Mover project, in which the City of Gijón is also participating. of urban scope

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HYDRAULIC WHEEL RESTORATION

Adaptation of historical mills to current harvesting systems.

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Address

Edificio Impulsa | Science & Technology Park of Gijón | Offices 13-15.
33203, Gijón, Asturias.

Telephone

(+34) 984 29 18 02