Type of work

Housing

"Campus de La Salud" Hospital of Granada

Spain

Description

The plot where the University Hospital stands is within the Campus of Health Sciences of Granada. It has capacity for 700 beds and a constructed area of 129,844 square metres. Its facilities include 26 operating rooms and 132 consultations and 44 observation rooms. The building it
consists of 8 floors and basement.

Type of work

Housing

"El Prat" international Airport in Barcelona

Spain

Construction of the new terminal and retail area

Construction of the new terminal and retail area

  • View of the sky-centre, lado aire (air-side) commercial area
  • T1 aerial view
  • View of the patio. Lado aire (Air-side). Smokers area
  • View of the patio. Lado aire (Air-side)
  • Piers. South pier boarding area
  • View from boarding. East fingers
  • Processing area to longitudinal pier roof
  • Roof and sky-light levels
  • Panoramic access to T1
  • Commercial area
  • Prat Airport
  • View of the sky-centre, lado aire (air-side) commercial area
  • T1 aerial view
  • View of the patio. Lado aire (Air-side). Smokers area
  • View of the patio. Lado aire (Air-side)
  • Piers. South pier boarding area
  • View from boarding. East fingers
  • Processing area to longitudinal pier roof
  • Roof and sky-light levels
  • Panoramic access to T1
  • Commercial area
  • Prat Airport

Description

FCC has constructed the new terminal, T1 at the EL-Prat international airport. The works also included increasing the number of boarding gates for regional flights, construction of a new retail area in terminal B, along with enlarging the apron for airplane parking capacity.

The new terminal has: 166 check-in counters, 101 boarding gates, 50 jet bridges, 15 luggage belts, 12,000 car parking spaces, and over 20,000 square meters of retail space. With this new terminal the airport is now capable of handling up to 55 million passengers per year and can accommodate 90 take-off and landing operations per hour.

Type of work

Housing

351 dwellings in the Villa Mediterránea

Spain

351 dwellings in the Villa Mediterránea in El Toyo, Almería

351 dwellings in the Villa Mediterránea in El Toyo, Almería

  • Aerial view
  • Exterior view of the El Toyo urban development in Almería
  • Exterior view of the El Toyo urban development in Almería
  • Aerial view
  • Exterior view of the El Toyo urban development in Almería
  • Exterior view of the El Toyo urban development in Almería

Description

A tourist and leisure centre was constructed in El Toyo, also known as the Oasis de Alborán, in an area that is very close to the Cabo de Gata national park; it is of low density and some 80% of the land is made up of green belts.

It includes 351 bio-climatic dwellings, garages, lumber rooms and interior urban development. It is set in a rectangular plot having an area of 55,521 m2. 

The promotion consists of nineteen blocks of dwellings and common garages for every two blocks except for the last one. The dwellings are distributed into a basement, ground floor, first and second floors and roof attic.

The interior urban development includes two swimming pools, games court, paddle court, pedestrian crossings, gardening and perimeter fencing.

Because of the terrain geotechnics, some of the buildings required piling. The façade consists of brick cavity walls and interior partitions of various forms of brickwork. The inverted flat roofs have gravel or tiled finishes. Interior facing consists of plaster and cement mortar, with suspended plaster ceilings; single-layer, rough-rendered exteriors. The interior paving is top-quality stoneware, with outside terraces, stairways and roofs in rustic stoneware. The outside carpentry is light-coloured lacquered aluminium, forming sliding and tilting leaves.

Foro Civitas Nova 2007 Award

Category of Architectonic Culture and Sustainable Urban Development

Responsible

The project was drawn up by the architects Margarita de Luxán, Ricardo Tendero and Pedro Nau and brought together energy, social, technical and informative criteria, together with sustainability cultural values that reflect the incipient inclusion of these criteria in the actual architecture.

The design takes into account the climate in the area and the dwellings incorporate solar and thermal panels and are fitted with modern automation system with fibre optics installations, all intended to save energy.

Highlights

This residential complex underwent the strictest quality assurance control by the International Olympic Committee and was selected as the official residence for the 2005 Mediterranean Games.

Type of work

Housing

A1 Motorway "Arad – Timisoara" Section

Romania

  • Arad – Timisoara Motorway
  • Arad – Timisoara Motorway
  • Arad – Timisoara Motorway
  • Arad – Timisoara Motorway
  • Arad – Timisoara Motorway
  • Arad – Timisoara Motorway

Description

The A1 motorway connects Bucharest with the Banat region, in the western part of the Romania. The motorway built by FCC is 32.25 kilometers long and runs between the towns of Timisoara and Arad, located in western Romania.

The 26 meters width includes four traffic lanes, two safety lanes and a central reservation. Thirty-one bridges and 13 transverse drainage structures were constructed to support such as; new service stations, which house the operations and maintenance buildings as well as a police station.

Type of work

Housing

Access to the Pacific Ocean in the Panama Canal- Pac 4

Panama

  • Panamá Canal works - aerial view
  • Panamá Canal works - aerial view
  • Panamá Canal works - aerial view
  • Panamá Canal works - aerial view
  • Panamá Canal works - aerial view
  • Panamá Canal works - aerial view
  • Panamá Canal works - aerial view
  • Panamá Canal works - aerial view
  • Panamá Canal works - aerial view
  • Panamá Canal works - aerial view
  • Panamá Canal works - aerial view
  • Panamá Canal works - aerial view
  • Panamá Canal works - aerial view
  • Panamá Canal works - aerial view
  • Panamá Canal works - aerial view
  • Panamá Canal works - aerial view
  • Panamá Canal works - aerial view
  • Panamá Canal works - aerial view
  • Panamá Canal works - aerial view
  • Panamá Canal works - aerial view
  • Panamá Canal works - aerial view
  • Panamá Canal works - aerial view

Description

This project is situated along the Panama Canal and consists of the excavation of a new course in the Canal that will connect the new locks with the so-called Corte Culebra, the narrowest strip of the waterway close to the Pacific Ocean entrance to the Canal.

The works, consist of the construction of 3.7 kilometres of approach to the Pacific Locks, with a 200-metre width.

It includes the installation of containment structure made up of cellular coffer dams along more than 1.5 kilometres that allows the construction of a 2.9-kilometre long earth and rock dam with an impermeable clay core, with a base approximately 150 metres long and 26 metres high and a 30-metre wide crest. 

The works include the excavation, transport and dumping of some 27 million cubic metres of mainly rocky material.

In addition, the access roadway sand diversion water drainage channels will be constructed, together with tanks and the cleaning of approximately 80 hectares of firing ranges.

Highlights

The purpose of this expansion is to double the transit capacity of the Canal from 300 to 600 million tonnes per year.

This project answers the need to enlarge the Canal to enable the ships known as "Post-Panamax" to pass through.