Second Category Camping on the island of Ons

  • Address 1 - street : Isla de O ISLA DE ONS - BUEU, España

  • Population : 276 hab
  • Starting year of the project : 2014
  • Delivery year of the project : 2015
  • Key words : camping, sustainable, self-sufficient, natural park, renewable energy

Proposed by :


  • 0.87 ha

  • 291 242 €

Camping on the island of Ons born in response to the need to adapt the camping area of the island to the regulations in force in Galicia in tourism, providing it with the necessary services and facilities for campers.

This is a campsite for 200 campers in the Atlantic Islands National Park - Ons island.

The campsite is equipped with catering, cafeteria, locker rooms with showers and washing machines.

It's a self-sufficient Camping energetically speaking, a concept that is essential because of its location as there are no connections with basic urban infrastructure except for the GSM telephone coverage.

Camping de Ons becomes a true example of the concept of Sustainable Tourism in Galicia.

Programme

  • Housing
  • Public facilities and infrastructure
  • Green spaces
  • Others

Project progress

  • Delivery phase
  • Operational phase

Procedure type

  • Urban développement permit

Prescriptions and zoning

  • Protected area
  • Natural protection area

Key points

  • Quality of life
  • Economic development
  • Resources
  • Biodiversity
  • Energy /Climate

Approaches used

  • Others

Data reliability

Self-declared

Type of territory

Ons Island is part of the Maritime Terrestrial Atlantic Islands National Park of Galicia. It is located at the entrance of the Ria de Pontevedra, belonging to the municipality of Bueu. Its area is 414 ha and is one of the natural paradises of the Autonomous Community of Galicia.

Ons Island has been awarded the seal Starlight, considered as a tourist destination of interest for stargazing.

Its marine-terrestrial ecosystem is protected and is home to a large colony of seabirds and seabed rich biodiversity.

Since the National Park of the Atlantic Islands was created, the camping activity has been regulated by the park manager entity, but without having a camping or tourist spot. The last Galician rules on tourist camps forces the actual camping area to be adapted to the requirements imposed on it. Thus the need to equip the area of ​​services of a second category tourist campsite  arises.

Climate zone

[Csb] Coastal Mediterranean - Mild with cool, dry summer.

Built surface on natural or agricultural spaces

0,04 ha

Green areas, roofs included

2 982

Public spaces area

2 090

Commercial floor area

179

Public facilities floor area

57

Housing floor area

26

Number of residential units

72

Green spaces /inhabitant

Public spaces/inhabitant

Total investment costs (before tax)

291 242 € HT

Project holder

    TOURIST INITIATIVES ONS, SA

    Private company

    Ons Tourism Initiatives , SA is the winner of the contest public works concession for the construction and operation of a Second Category Camping in Isla de Ons, within the Atlantic Islands Natural Park of Galicia, notified by the Ministry fault Environment Territory and Infrastructure Galicia. Among other reasons, Ons Tourism Initiatives, is the winner due to sustainability proposal. Transmitting its main objective in matching the campsite is the maximum respect for the environment and the natural environment of the area . For this, the campsite has renewable energy for both its thermal and electrical needs, and its architecture is done with wooden elements in order to respect the landscape of the area and assume a neutral visual impact.

Project management

    The Xunta de Galicia, which depends on the management of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park, granted under concession of public works construction and operation of Camping de la Isla de Ons.

    The winner of such rights rests on Initiatives Turístias Ons, SA given the sustainable character and total respect for the environment that transmits in its proposal.

Project stakeholders

    Magaral ENGINEERING, SL

    Technical consultancy agency

    Design and Construction Management Facilities: - Drink Water supply.- treatment of rain and gray water recovery and biologic purification.- Sanitation with DHW thermal solar power supply.- with photovoltaic solar energy.

    Manuel García Álvarez - [email protected]

     http://www.magaralingenieria.com

SOLUTIONS

Quality of life / density

Since the National Park of the Atlantic Islands was created, camping activity was done in a regulated manner by the managing body of the park, but without any tourism camp or camping. The last Galician rules on tourist camps forced the actual camping area to be adapted to the requirements imposed on it. Thus the need to equip the area of services of a second category tourist campsite arises.

The need arises to develop the necessary facilities to ensure the proper functioning of a second category campsite  in a rustic plot devoid of any service, the main objective is the design of self - sufficient facilities both in terms of energy and in the supply drinking water.

The operation of the camping is limited to the summer season and is conditioned mainly to the existence of maritime passenger transport, as there is no any settled population on the island throughout the year, except for the watchmen of the park.

Net density

Culture and heritage

Traditionally on the Isle of Ons free camping has been tolerated in the absence of another place that allowed the overnight visitors to spend the night, except for a few houses admitting guests. Since the creation of the Atlantic Islands National Park of Galicia in July 2002, the camping activity is regulated by the managing body of the park, but it didn't take place in a tourist camp or camping.

However, to continue to provide the camping service to the visitors of the island of Ons, it is necessary to comply with the legislation in force in Galicia in terms of tourist camps, the camping area is adapted to the requirements of the regulations, which justify sufficiently the need to undertake the renovation and improvement of existing facilities for campers service in order to turn them into a tourist camp.

It is important to note that the camping activity on the island of Ons has been held for decades without adverse opinion on its environmental effects  from the management body of the National Park  and is regulated satisfactorily.

The adequacy of the camping helps maintain one of the most important tourist destinations in Galicia, updating and opening the doors to sustainable tourism.

Social inclusion and safety 

Creation of a a total of 72 plots of 40 m² for tents, of which 66 are for a maximum of 4 people and 6 for 2 persons, representing a capacity of maximum occupancy of 276 people camping. The total area of ​​camping is less than 75% of the farm.

There are plots accessible to people with reduced mobility or any other limitation. These plots are marked clearly and are located next to the main driveway and toilet blocks.

The campsite has treatment room equipped with a stretcher, first aid and other elements necessary for first aid care.

Ambient air quality and health

Materials and elected ecosystems warrant certain hygienene conditions, health and environmental protection, so that acceptable sanitation and sealing are achieved in the indoor environment and so that buildings do not cause any damage to their immediate environment, while ensuring proper management of all types of waste.

Local development

All measures described help to minimize the use of natural resources, and therefore lead the development of a business showing great respect for the environment, crucial issue in a park belonging to the Natura 2000 network National nature.

Thus Ons Island, a site of Community environmental importance considered special protection area for birds, opens the door to sustainable tourism.

% of public spaces

% of commercial area

Mobility strategy

Since the location of this project is an island belonging to a natural park of the Natura 2000 European network, no parking or inland transport services.

The operation of the camping is limited to the summer season and is conditioned mainly to the existence of maritime passenger transport. Boats leave from the ports of Bueu and Portonovo and have an almost continuous availability during the time of operation of the park, with book via the web.

Water management

The water supply system is made from two wells expressly for this purpose.

Faucets and shower heads are timed and low flow, and can thus reduce the actual water demand up to 40% without affecting the service.

Toilets and urinals will feed from a gray water recovery system from showers and sinks.

The site also offers a rainwater retrieval system and is used for irrigation of the plot.

Soil management 

All necessary land is cleared, with removal of topsoil and trenching and caissons and accommodation facilities are made.

The pavement of the new trails is rammed earth, with lateral collection of rainwater for storage and reuse.

Camping plots are plotted on the natural ground, except in cases where excessive slope forces to level the floor partially.

The closure of the farm remains in wood and hedges are planted along the perimeter delimiting and enclosing the new facility, reducing the visual impact of the same from the outside.

Waste management

All water from the campsite sanitation is managed within the plot and for this purpose a fat separator tank is disposed and can be collected and treated by an authorized agent.

In the general collector an equipment that removes solids from sanitation discharges, which will be collected in a container and will be treated as RSU (municipal solid waste in spanish).

The water then continues to a final treatment in a biological treatment plant. Once the water is treated it is finally discharged to the ground through a drainage ditch.

The campsite has collection and treatment of gray water and rainwater. Gray water is used for toilets and urinals and rainwater will be used to irrigate the land. Thus the drinking water needs are reduced significantly, which is vital in this case since it is an island nestled in a natural park.

SOLUTIONS

    Regenerating station graywater REMOSA GREM 3500

    Regenerating gray water station with a capacity of 3,500 l Recovery / day.

    Roughing compact system, oxidation, membrane filtration, chlorination and accumulation on a single computer equipment.

    • Water management
    • Waste management
     http://www.remosa.net


    Purifying ecological REMOSA ROX 300

    Industrial water treatment in three stages: roughing, biological oxidation and decanting. Capadidad to 45 m³ / day.

    • Water management
    • Waste management
     http://www.remosa.net

Biodiversity and natural areas

The need to develop the necessary facilities to ensure the proper functioning of a second category campsite in a rustic plot devoid of any service entails as main objective the design of a self - sufficient facilities both in terms of energy and in the supply of drinking water .

The concept of the facility is ultimately performed under the standards of sustainable construction, making each and every one of the activities with the greatest possible respect for the environment. Thus they draw to the treatment and use of gray water and rainwater, solar thermal energy for hot water production and photovoltaic solar energy for electricity production.

What initially could be considered as primarily a technological and environmental challenge finally becomes a set of virtues as far as sustainable strategies concerns, obtaining an exemplary and respectful camping with the environment, contributing to the protection of the natural environment.

Climate adaptation, resources conservation, GHG emissions

Each camping module is a  wood structure box, made ​​with slats and boards that give rigidity both parades and floors and ceilings.

The blocks of toilets and facilities do not require isolation, so their facades are self-supporting and slatted wood panels externally coated by vertical wooden slats heat-treated and free of biocides.

Reception modules, cafeteria and cottage have an insulated front with rockwool, like the cover. The windows are also treated wood with double glazing.

As for the interior compartmentalisation in wet areas directly exposed to the action of water, a coating of high density board and Trespa sockets available of stainless steel.

The use of the camping season (June to September) and weather and construction conditions, are so that complex does not need heating or cooling systems.

Energy sobriety

Since the site is located in an area that belongs to the Starlight network, light pollution should be minimized.

To this end, and chasing the greatest possible energy savings, LED type lighting is used with presence detection and brightness control which allows the operation of the equipment to the occupation of spaces.

Outdoor lighting consists beacons with emission system to the ground to illuminate traffic areas and access paths to the plots within the campsite.

Energy mix

DHW heating is done by solar thermal energy.

The production of electricity is achieved with a solar photovoltaic installation.

In order to help achieve the goal of energy self-sufficiency of the camping, kitchen equipment is installed that  serves a number of recommendations among which are the following:

  • Using gas appliances instead of electrical appliances, as the high power of the same generates large distortions in the power system.
  • Appliances that use hot water as washing machines and dishwashers are have hot and cold water intake to reduce the use of electrical resistance.
  • In this sense appliances like oven, fryer, kitchen, coffee maker and iron fritop have gas as the main energy supply.
  • All refrigeration units are highly efficient so that it can guarantee the service with minimum power consumption.

Total electricity needs of the project area /year

157,29 kWh

Total electricity production of the project area /year

157,29 kWh

SOLUTIONS

    Solar thermal collector VIESSMANN VITOSOL-T SP2A

    Vacuum tube collector according to the heat pipe principle for placement on flat roof. The Heatpipe technique ensures safe operation. The integrated absorption surface in the vacuum tube gives a constant and high power without fouling.

    6,30 tCO2

    • Renewable energies
     http://www.viessmann.es


    Solar photovoltaic collector TAMESOL TM-P66250

    Polycrystalline solar collector power of 250 Wp.

    Robust and corrosion free modules certified for suportar high wind loads.

    Excellent performance in low light.

    9,70 tCO2

    • Renewable energies
     http://www.tamesol.com

Buildings

Each module is a treated wood structure camping box, made ​​with slats and boards that give rigidity both parades and floors and ceilings.

The blocks of toilets and facilities do not require isolation, so their facades are self-supporting and slatted wood panels externally coated by vertical wooden slats heat-treated and free of biocides.

Reception, cafeteria and cottage modules have a front façade insulated with rockwool, like the cover. The windows are also treated wood with double glazing.

As for the interior compartmentalisation in wet areas directly exposed to the action of water, a coating of high density board and Trespa sockets available stainless steel.

Building candidate in the category

Gran Premio : Ciudad Sostenible

Gran Premio : Ciudad Sostenible

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Author of the page

  • María J. Maroño Breijo

    Responsable de Certificaciones Ambientales LEED y VERDE


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