PROVINCIAL COURT OF BARCELONA (CONTEST)

Passeig Lluís Companys
Barcelona

ORDER:
Finalist at the contest

PROJECT DATE:
2009

DATE OF CONSTRUCTION:

TYPE:
New construction,

USE:
Provincial court

PROMOTER:
GISA

MATERIAL EXECUTION BUDGET (PEM):

CONSTRUCTION SURFACE:

PROJECT AUTHOR:
UTE: Kengo Kuma & AH Asociados & S4 Arquitectes

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DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

We were finalist at the contest held by GISA for the new “Provincial Court of Barcelona” with the team formed by Kengo Kuma & AH Asociados Arq. & A-H A. Arq. Grupo Este & A-H A. Arq. Grupo Norte & Arq. Consultors d’Estructures S4 (UTE).

The other finalists companies were:

Contest winners: RCR, Aranda Piguem Vilalta Arquitectes, SLP & Plasencia Buendia Arraut i Associats, SLP (UTE)

The projected building had two different types of structures:

  • Steel lattice girder was used to resolve the problem of the roof which had large spans and overhangs.
  • For the ceilings of the standard floors, we used post-tensioned slabs supported by concrete beams, reinforced concrete pillars with 30-35cm edges and cantilevers with variable edges from 20cm to 30-35cm.

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