L¿Oceanogràfic wins the Construmat 2005 Award for Civil Engineering
Apr 15, 2005
The Construmat jury praised “the excellent combination of technical, environmental and functional solutions, reached with great creativity and innovation in a wide range of systems: different types of structure, fittings and functions to achieve diverse ambiances reflecting the different bio-systems and a positive and dignified approach to the entry and visitor areas”.
L’Oceanogràfic at the City of Arts and Sciences combines the designs of the spectacular hyperbolic paraboloid roofing by Félix Candela with a large nature complex and science and education centre, which have incorporated the latest knowledge on marine flora and fauna and innovate technology and concept, both on the outside, giving the visitor the sense of submerging into ecosystems that recreate natural surroundings, and in the technical gallery, with an underground area covering over 20,000 square metres. This latest aware will be added to those already received by the City of Arts and Sciences, such as the Award for the Best Nacional Initiative given during Barcelona Meeting Point 2000.L’Oceanogràfic at the City of Arts and Sciences was competing for the Construmat award against four other works: the construction and facilities of the Monistrol mountain train at Montserrat; the Sant Pere walkway in Terrassa; the Restoration of Pont Trencat in Sant Celoni and Santa Maria de Palautordera (Barcelona) and the landscape restoration of the controlled waste reservoir of La Vall d\'en Joan in the Garraf National Park, Barcelona