THE ‘PLAZA DE LA CEBADA’ MULTI-USE BUILDING BEGINS TO TAKE SHAPE

12/2020

The works in the new multi-functional building in Plaza de la Cebada are being carried out by BECSA, SERRAZAR and ESTRUMAR, among others. This construction will provide for 6,355 sqm dedicated to sports practice in the heart of Madrid, in the Mayor’s words, Mr. Martínez-Almeida, during a visit last Monday.

The development comprises an L-shaped building above ground adjacent to the existing Mercado de la Cebada, creating a big public-use plaza. There are two floors located underground and three above it, plus a terrace on the top level. The building will include a swimming pool, a multi-sport pavilion, a gym, restrooms and the neighborhood management space, where the cafeteria is located.

The main structure of the building is formed by reinforced concrete slabs supported by concrete columns, whilst post-tensioned beams are used at open spaces (swimming pool) and a lightened post-tensioned slab covers the pavilion. The characteristic two-floor high trusses forming the façade structure give transparency and provides sunlight to the swimming pool and pavilion area.

FHECOR has designed the structure of the building, taking advantage of the BIM technology to develop the whole project.