Structurae Newsletter - 4/2017
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Structures in Spain

In Spain, engineers and architects have created and built amazing structures all around the country for centuries, for millennia even. The Structurae database currently includes nearly 2 300 structures in Spain alone, covering all regions and major cities of the country. 
Martutene Footbridge, San Sebastian (photo: Gorka Mirasolain)

Award-Winning Structures

The Asociación Científico-Técnica del Hormigón Estructural (ACHE) recently awarded prizes to several structures either for their design, rehabilitation, engineering or innovation. The above and following are some of the prize winners and runner-ups:

La Pepa Bridge, Cádiz (photo: TCadizwiki , CC-BY-SA 4.0)
BBVA Headquarters, Madrid (photo: M.Peinado / flickr, CC-BY 2.0)
Rehabilitation of Mercat Sant Antoni, Barcelona (photo: Jordiferrer, CC-BY-SA 3.0)
San Mames Stadium, Bilbao (photo: Nicolas Janberg)
VII Congreso de ACHE
Every three years the Asociación Científico-Técnica del Hormigón Estructural (ACHE) in Spain organizes a national congress for practicing civil engineers to share their experiences on materials, projects, structures, design methods, monitoring, maintenance, and innovation. This year the congress will be held from June 20th to 22nd at the E. T. S. de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos in A Coruña.

Geographic Navigation in Structurae

Spain in the geographical index of Structurae
Many users do not know that Structurae has a geographical index where you can browse through a geographic hierarchy listing the structures and companies located there as well as persons who were born or died there. There are entries for all of the autonomous communities in Spain, the provinces therein as well as the cities and towns. When the GPS coordinates are known the structures are shown on the Google map in the cities, towns, and provinces. For 64.8% of the structures in Spain, Structurae currently has coordinates.

Iconic Structures in Spain

A selection of some of the most iconic structures around the country:

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona (photo: Vitold Muratov, CC-BY-SA 3.0)
Metropol Parasol, Sevilla (photo: BOT Oberflächentechnik GmbH)
City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia (photo: Nicolas Janberg)
Osera de Ebro Bridge, Zaragoza (photo: Robert Cortright,
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (photo: Nicolas Janberg)
Footbridge 2017 Conference in Berlin 6-8 September 2017
Footbridges from Spain will also be presented at the 6th International Footbridge Conference! For further information check out the conference website.

Recent Bridges in Spain

Spanish bridge design has a long tradition of excellence both technically and aesthetically. Here are some of the more recently built bridges in Spain:

Pasarela de Delicias, Zaragoza (photo: Nicolas Janberg)
Frank Gehry Bridge, Bilbao (photo: Nicolas Janberg)
Pasarela del Bicentenario, Zaragoza (photo: Nicolas Janberg)
Ulla Viaduct, Vedra (photo: Iago Pillado, CC-BY-SA 3.0)

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