New courthouse at El Ejido

Tanner, Peter and Bellod Thomas, Juan Luis (2014). New courthouse at El Ejido. In: "37th IABSE Symposium", 03/09/2014 – 05/09/2014, Madrid, España. pp. 2295-2302.


Title: New courthouse at El Ejido
  • Tanner, Peter
  • Bellod Thomas, Juan Luis
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 37th IABSE Symposium
Event Dates: 03/09/2014 – 05/09/2014
Event Location: Madrid, España
Title of Book: IABSE Madrid Symposium: Engineering for Progress, Nature and People
Date: 2014
Volume: 102
Freetext Keywords: Architecture; structural concept; seismic action; prefabrication; robustness; temporary activity; structure-scaffolding interaction
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Mecánica de Medios Continuos y Teoría de Estructuras
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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The courthouse at El Ejido has a trapezoid floor plan (47 m. x 55 / 26 m.) and comprises two distinct volumes that are structurally connected at basement level and by footbridges on the upper storeys. A third trapezoid unit featuring a glazed curtain wall façade cantilevers 8 m. off the main façade of the front volume. This façade is a structural diaphragm wall, constituted by nine rows of vertical precast concrete members separated by horizontal cast-in-place, self-compacting concrete chords. The location of the courthouse in a seismic area and the short number of horizontal supports for the façade make this wall potentially vulnerable. The particularly high risk during construction called for careful planning based on a detailed analysis of the interaction between the structure and the ancillary resources used to build it

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