WIT Press

New Retractable Roofs On Existing Buildings. Case Study: The Montjuic Swimming Pool In Barcelona

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MRS960131

Volume

24

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

1,429 kb

Author(s)

J. Llorens & A. Soldevila

Abstract

The use of rapidly assembled structures in movable roofs on existing buildings is presented. Ancient examples are mentioned as historical background and special requirements to be taken into account are listed. Contemporary solutions as different means of answering to the aforementioned requirements introdu- ce the exposition of the movable roof for the Mont- juic swimming pool in Barcelona. 1.- Introduction Convertible roofs are applications of mobile and rapidly assembled structures in existing buildings whose original design did not take this possibility into account. There is an increasing demand for this type of structure in cultural or sport facilities. Retractable roofs allow the period of use to be extended, increase profitabili

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