General information

  • Location address
    New terminal and satellite buildings at Madrid-Barajas Airport, Barajas-Alcobendas highway, Madrid
  • Location country
    Spain
  • Year of construction
    2003
  • Name of the client/building owner
    AENA
  • Function of building
    Airports
  • Degree of enclosure
    Hybrid structure
  • Climatic zone
    Mediterranean - mild winters, dry hot summers
  • Type of application of the membrane
    internal
  • Primary function of the tensile structure
    • Daylight gains
    • Sun protection

Description

Natural light diffusers under the skylights of new Madrid Barajas Airport Terminals:There are two kind of diffusers, depending on the plan shape of the skylights:Circular: one single lenticular shape horizontal element, with ETFE foil on upper side and Silicone/Glass on bottom side.Oval: 12 cuttlefish shaped vertical elements, with Silicone/glass on both sides.

Description of the environmental conditions

The main objective is to prevent of direct sunlight and thermal increasing inside the building.

General comments, links

Architects of the project: Antonio Lamela and Richard RogersEgineering: UTE TEXTIL BARAJAS (IASO S.A. y Comercial Marítima L&Z S.L.): José María Lastra, Feike Reitsma, Jaime Saló, Javier TejeraMECANASA:Oscar García

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
    Hybrid
  • Material Fabric/Foil
    Ferrari SKY (silicone/glass)

Main dimensions and form

  • Covered surface (m2)
    28

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure
    Permanent
  • Design lifespan in years
    11-20

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