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.