The old church was destroyed during the Spanish Civil War. This landmark building restored in various phases now has an ETFE transparent covering. The seamless integration of this element respects its historic character and gains a multifunctional space. Two systems of opposite construction; the strength of the existing building in contrast to the lightness of the new covering.
The memory of this important historic monument has been preserved. The lightweight metal frame follows the modulation of the building. Its four modules wide, between 7 m and 9.60 m, have arches distributed parallel every 1.60 m
Single layer with ETFE sheet of 250 microns transparent. The transparency of the ETFE sheets makes the new covering visually disappear and it continues highlighting the building.
IASO monolayer system
One single ETFE sheet with double curvature geometry, which sometimes can also be contained in the plane. Generally, reinforced by cables in one direction or both. In monolayer applications, it is critical in the initial tension to introduce a prestressed sheet. Knowledge of the subject and a good calculation process will determine the appropriate prestressed settings so that the coverings will work properly over the years.