Rehabilitation of the Grao Market Rehabilitation of the Grao Market Rehabilitation of the Grao Market Rehabilitation of the Grao Market Rehabilitation of the Grao Market

 
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Rehabilitation of the Grao Market
2019
SERRANO AZNAR OBRAS PUBLICAS

The Mercado del Grao is a building dating from the early twentieth century. The supporting structure consists of a metallic framework formed by central warehouses with cantilever brackets on the sides.

The rehabilitation of the building aims to create some permeability between the interior of the market and the street via a glass enclosure. Inside, there are some central open air warehouses set between different courtyards, and some closed side areas where market activities will develop.

Windmill's mission has been to carry out the assessment of the existing structure, as well as draft the project for its rehabilitation, considering the replacement and / or reinforcement of the structural elements.

The main objective was to solve the structural safety problems that arise from the increase in loads that occur with the new roofing solution. In addition, the precise reinforcement structure against horizontal wind stresses. To solve this situation in an efficient, economical way and with minimal architectural impact, the introduction of San Andrés crosses of smooth steel bars on the roof was proposed.