Static and seismic analysis of a 32-floor building

Benidorm, Spain
38.541355, -0.152086

Benidorm is the archetypical representative of the Mediterranean Spanish cities that have suffered severe transformations from the 1960s as a consequence of the growth of tourism that has stimulated the country’s economy. Benidorm has turned from a small fishing village into a vibrant city full of high-rise buildings (by Spanish standards), and hosts the tallest tower in Spain. During the design process of a new 32-floor building located in an exposed area, an advanced FEM structural static and seismic analysis was required (Benidorm is located in one of the few seismically-active areas of Spain). The structure of the tower is made of reinforced-concrete walls and slabs.

role of hbp Structural analysis | 3D modelling
  • Working at Mecánica de Estucturas Group
  • Architect Diseño Inmobiliario Dintel
  • Work date 2001
  • Construction 2006
  • Contractor Ecisa
  • Area 600 m²
  • drawings and visualization + FEM models of the building
    ↑ drawings and visualization + FEM models of the building
    first vibration modes of the building
    ↑ first vibration modes of the building

    At Arenas & Asociados

    At Arup

    At Temha

    At Universidade da Coruña