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24 April 2008

Construction of Spanish wine producer Marques de Riscal's new € 60 million headquarters in Elciego, in the heart of the Rioja wine growing region of northern Spain, is well on course to open in July 2007.

Main contractor Ferrovial, and sub-contractor Umaran S Coop have used Peri's Trio panel formwork, Peri Up Rosett modular scaffolding, SRZ steel walers and Vario GT 24 girder wall formwork to construct the 1800 m2 titanium roof and supporting walls of the complex. The roof's rosé, silver and gold impregnated plates represent the leaves and branches of the grape vine.

Three 16,5 m high reinforced concrete cores form the backbone of the complex, and are designed to transfer the loads from the 1,3 m thick slab positioned above them through seemingly indiscriminately arranged columns almost 10 m into the ground. Each twisting floor measures 55 x 20 m and was constructed in a single casting segment without any concrete joints.

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