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CLIENT: JOCA-PLACONSA JV

LOCATION: Badajoz (Spain)

KEY ELEMENTS: Concrete Structure

SERVICES: Detailed Design, Erection and Construction Engineering

BUDGET: Thanks to the material optimization, the cost of the rehabilitation work amounts to US$ 0.7 million

PROJECT DURATION: Design 2005

PEDELTA’S KEY PERSONNEL: Juan Sobrino, PhD, PEng, PE; Javier Jordán, MSc, PE

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Conference Center of Badajoz, designed by architects José Selgas and Lucia Cano, is an outstanding example of an elegant public building integrated into a consolidated urban area.

The main building has a circular layout and is surrounded by an external façade – like a big fence- made of GFRP profiles.

 

DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION APPROACH

Apart of the excellent mechanical and physical properties of GFRP profiles (durability, high specific strength and low weight) the architects wanted to use a translucent material.

This structure is a helix, 246 ft (75 m) in diameter with a maximum high of 45 ft (14 m) using more than 7 mi (12 km) of GFRP pultruded translucent profiles. Profiles should have an external elliptic cross-section and they define the helix which is
supported by very slender vertical galvanized steel columns of only 4’’ (117 mm) in diameter.

 

+ FEATURES

CLIENT: JOCA-PLACONSA JV

LOCATION: Badajoz (Spain)

KEY ELEMENTS: Concrete Structure

SERVICES: Detailed Design, Erection and Construction Engineering

BUDGET: Thanks to the material optimization, the cost of the rehabilitation work amounts to US$ 0.7 million

PROJECT DURATION: Design 2005

PEDELTA’S KEY PERSONNEL: Juan Sobrino, PhD, PEng, PE; Javier Jordán, MSc, PE

+ DESCRIPTION

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Conference Center of Badajoz, designed by architects José Selgas and Lucia Cano, is an outstanding example of an elegant public building integrated into a consolidated urban area.

The main building has a circular layout and is surrounded by an external façade – like a big fence- made of GFRP profiles.

 

DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION APPROACH

Apart of the excellent mechanical and physical properties of GFRP profiles (durability, high specific strength and low weight) the architects wanted to use a translucent material.

This structure is a helix, 246 ft (75 m) in diameter with a maximum high of 45 ft (14 m) using more than 7 mi (12 km) of GFRP pultruded translucent profiles. Profiles should have an external elliptic cross-section and they define the helix which is
supported by very slender vertical galvanized steel columns of only 4’’ (117 mm) in diameter.