Málaga, Madrid and Barcelona,(Spain)

Projects for industrial buildings for the Iber-Swiss company in the catering plants in Malaga and Madrid.
The Malaga catering plant is a new installation within the airport that can supply 3,000 meals/day. With a built area of 2,500 m2, it incorporates the latest production technologies, making it one of the most modern plants and ensuring the quality and sanitary conditions required of this type of installation at all times.
The Madrid plant required a project to reform and enlarge the installations. As an initial step, a master plan was prepared that involved successive stages for undertaking the project that were compatible with the plant’s normal functioning. Phases I and II were then presented in which some of the planned works were undertaken: the companies building, exterior parking for the fleet of trucks and cars, interior reforms and the improvement of the wastes handling system.
In Barcelona, the foundations were built with a 50 cm solid concrete slab that spreads the loads evenly on the silty clay land with a high water table level. The semi-basement is designed as a perimeter of concrete walls and pillars of the same material to facilitate the forming of an enclosure impermeable to underground water. On the other hand, the ground floor has two types of structures, the above mentioned one of concrete and another of steel with large spans to allow the operation of the most industrial area of the plant. Notable was the construction of the floor structures with solid concrete slabs able to withstand high spot loads and spread them to the rest of the structure.
The building won the architectural prize in the “New plant uses” category awarded by Prat de Llobregat Town Council.