Details

Architect BIS STRUCTURES
Developer MINA DE TERRASSA
Builder HPSA/CONSTRUCCIONS QUERA
Location TERRASSA – BARCELONA
Cost 750.000 €
Area 3.460 m2
Design 2006 – 2007
Construction 2013

Description

Restoration of the mine’s old water tanks in Terrassa, originally built in 1950 as a water reservoir for the city.

The interesting concrete structure has a circular shape and it consists of vaulted areas located between radial ribs. The structure showed several damaging cracks due to the decompression of the outer ring.

Trying to keep faithful to our philosophy of respect for the existing structure, our intervention is based on a light ring, placed around the perimeter of the structure, which stabilizes the reservoir’s roof with the minimum possible intervention.

Winner of the BONAPLATA prize in the Refurbishment category.

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