• Internal view
  • View 2

General information

  • Location address
    Madrid
  • Location country
    Spain
  • Year of construction
    2000
  • Name of the client/building owner
    Palumi S.A., Madrid
  • Function of building
    Entertainment & recreation
  • Degree of enclosure
    Fully enclosed structure
  • Climatic zone
    Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
  • Type of application of the membrane
    covering
  • Primary function of the tensile structure
    • Daylight gains
    • Rain protection
    • Space defining elements
    • Sun protection
    • Wind protection

Description

The 'Centro Integrado de Vista Alegre' was opened to the public in 2000. It not only houses shopping centres and parking space, rather its main attraction is a circular bullfight ring which is covered by a roof structure of 100 m in diametre with a movable centre part, an inflated membrane cushion of 50 m diametre. This cushion made of a compression ring and the two membranes, one of them completely transparent, is supported by cables hanging from twelve steel columns which are located on the outer fixed roof. In the lower parking position it completely covers the centre part of the roof in order to permit the use of the stadium at any time of the year. The entire cushion can be lifted upwards vertically by 10 m in order to produce a strong 'open-air-feeling' for the spectators inside the stadium.

General comments, links

Total weight of the cushion: 60000kg.
www.sbp.de

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
    Fabric

Main dimensions and form

  • Covered surface (m2)
    1960
  • Total length (m)
    50
  • Total width (m)
    50
  • Form single element
    Synclastic
  • Form entire structure
    Synclastic

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure
    Permanent
  • Convertible or mobile
    Convertible

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