Degree of Freedom has performed the structural design of the new buildings in the expansion of the Garbera Shopping Centre, collaborating with Conscytec-Eiffage since the early bidding stages through to construction.
Garbera is a shopping centre in San Sebastian, a northern Spanish city. It was constructed in 1997 and has undergone several refurbishments since then. In 2018 the owner decided to perform a major renovation which required an expansion of more than 25000m2 of the commercial area.
Degree of Freedom has performed the detailed design of the new buildings of the Garbera Shopping Centre, collaborating with the contractor Conscytec-Eiffage as part of their «Design and Built» contract for the construction. The collaboration extended both in the design stage, as a consultant, and during the construction as a technical advisor and carrying out the as-built BIM of the structure.
The expansion consists of several new buildings (28000m2) made of reinforced concrete and steel frames, for commercial and service premises adapted to the tenants’ specific requirements (Zara, Primark, etc.). The buildings required more than 25000m2 of new roofs, solved with optimized steel frames and trusses which in some cases spanned 30m, in addition to a new 2-storey underground parking (58000m2) made of reinforced concrete.
Structure and facilities engineering during the bidding process of the Design and Built contract, and detailed design. Technical assistance during construction, and BIM of the as-built structure.