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Preparing for take-off - designing the new terminal buildings at Madrid Barajas Airport, Spain

Winning international competitions was just the beginning of a demanding project to turn an iconic concept into reality. Political pressure and an unfamiliar construction industry environment combined to transform an unusual design project into an unforgettable experience. This paper describes the structural design development of these award-winning terminal buildings and the constraints that shaped this process. John Veale, BA, MSc, DIC, CEng, MICE Principal Engineer, TPS Les Postawa, IEng, AMIStructE Director, Thornton Tomasetti Postawa de Hoog

Author(s): Veale, John;Postawa, Les

Keywords: barajas airport, madrid, spain;terminal buildings;airports;design;modular construction;frames;concrete;roofs