“La Concordia” arch bridge, which connects Valdebebas with Terminal 4 of the Madrid airport, although it failed to win, finished as a finalist in the Innovation in Construction Category.
IDEAM SA won the ideas contest together with the architects Francisco José Domouso de Alba, Lorenzo Fernández-Ordóñez Hernández and Emilio Rodríguez, and has carried out the Detailed Design and Works Management for Junta de Compensación Parque de Valdebebas. Ferrovial was the construction company and Mammoet the heavy-lifting specialist company that carried out the complex and innovative translation operation of the central section of the arch.
The bridge has a main span of 162 m, a total length of 207 m and a width of 24.5 m.
The gala was also attended by other Spaniards (in the image below), representing engineering firms (IDOM Consulting, Engineering, Architecture, T/E/S/S atelier d’ingénierie and Knight Architects) and construction companies (FCC Construcción), with projects nominees in other categories.
Congratulations to all the winners, and to the Spanish companies that, without having managed to win, have had a well-deserved place among the finalists of the IABSE 2022 awards gala.