Hotel Hesperia’s Glazed Dome

Tuesday 28th of August 2007

This paper describes the design and construction of the glazed dome of the EVO restaurant, situated on top of the recently inaugurated Hesperia Tower hotel, in Barcelona (Spain). The construction of the dome has required some special processes and solutions, such as the hoisting manoeuvre which enabled the dome to be built on the ground and then lifted to its final position on top of the tower. The 42 t dome, which is 22m in diameter, was hoisted with its glazed cladding completely installed including all sealings between glass panels.