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Vol. 51 (2010) No. 1 March n. 163


Two Candela Masterpieces at the Bacardí-Mexico Bottling Plant

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  • Journal Name: Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (J. IASS)
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 1996-9015
  • ISSN: (Print Version) 1028-365X
  • Issue: Vol. 51 (2010) No. 1 March n. 163
  • Pages: 35-45
  • Title: Two Candela Masterpieces at the Bacardí-Mexico Bottling Plant
  • Author(s): J. I. del Cueto Ruiz-Funes
  • Keywords: hyperbolic paraboloid, groined vaults, umbrellas, Candela, Cubiertas Ala, Bacardí
Abstract
Most of the buildings that form the Bacardí-México Bottling Plant (Tultitlán, Estado de México, 1958-1971) have roofs consisting of reinforced concrete shells. Two portions of the complex with particularly outstanding characteristics can be considered among Félix Candela’s masterpieces: umbrellas that protect the aging barrels, and the hyperbolic paraboloid groined vaults of the bottling building. This paper presents a typological analysis of both structures.

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