• Palacio de Comunicaciones courtyard roof
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Palacio de Comunicaciones courtyard roof

Madrid, Spain, 2009

The free-formed glass roof covers the Courtyard of the Palacio de Comunicaciones in Madrid. The building used to be the main post office of Madrid and serves now as the new town hall of the City of Madrid. Due to the irregular layout of the courtyard a triangular mesh solution for the roof was the most suitable approach and using the idea of the hanging structures. The horizontal cable net that braces the edge beam takes all horizontal reactions of the roof. As a result, mainly vertical reactions are transmitted into the old building.


  • Location

    Madrid, Spain

  • Architect

    Arquimática S.L., Madrid

  • Cooperation

    Arquing

  • Client

    Ayuntamiento de Madrid

  • Contractor

    Lanik

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design

  • Base area roof 2,800 m²
  • Height approx. 8 m
  • Glass area 3,110 m²
  • Palacio de Comunicaciones courtyard roof
  • Palacio de Comunicaciones courtyard roof

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