A steel structure for a vertical wood, Barcelona

Name: Antonio Lara Silva
Working position: Structural engineer
Company: Most Enginyers, SL
Country: Spain
Project information
Project country: Spain
Project location: Barcelona
Consulting company: Most Enginyers, SL / Jardinería Artística Babilon SL.
CAD/FEA software: CYPE 3D, Tekla Structures, Robot Structural Analysis
The aim of the project was to design a steel structure, and several of its components, for sustaining one of the first vertical woods in the world. The project was promoted by La Caixa Foundation as a gift for the 20-year anniversary of Barcelona’s CaixaForum. The structure accommodates 22,000 plants, 12 high-dimensioned suspension trees, and all connected services, and has a 535 m² surface area, using 60 tons of steel.