Torroja y Miret, Eduardo

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Torroja y Miret, Eduardo (1899–1961). Spanish architect, engineer, and designer of concrete structures, including shells. His first large project was the Tempul aqueduct, Guadalete, Jerez de la Frontera, in which he used prestressed girders, and he made his name with the concrete shell-roof at the Algeciras Market Hall (1933) and the cantilevered grandstand roofs in the form of giant flutes at the Zarzuela Racecourse, near Madrid (1935). He also used steel with great élan, as at the roof of the Football Stadium, Barcelona (1943). He designed innovative structures in numerous parts of the world, including Morocco and Latin America. His books include The Philosophy of Structure (1951, 1958) and The Structures of Eduardo Torroja (1958).


Arredonda et al. (1977);
Bohigas (1970);
Bozal (1978);
J. Joedicke (1963);
Lampugnani (ed.) (1988);
M&N (1987);
Malave (1983a);
Torroja (1958, 1958a)