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Somo Parking and Plaza

Somo Parking and Plaza

A circular underground parking adapts well to the existing conditions as it is a compact solution far from the existing buildings. Its plan shape functions as a closed ring stable in all the construction phases without needing significant temporal bracing. There is a minimal impact on the use of the square and the neighbors, in comparison with any other wider plan solution. The parking has an exterior radio of 27.75 m and a surface area of 7378 m2 with a capacity of 259 spaces. Vehicle communications between basements and outside are made from two one-way ramps, one entrance and one exit.Pedestrian acceses are divided in three cells, each containing a set of staircase and lift displaced 120º between them. From a functional point of view not having vertical supports makes it easier for cars by reducing the number of maneuvers required to enter and exit each parking space.
The plaza existing uses have been relocated to allow access to the new underground parking. The square has been designed following the geometric circular patterns that reflect the geometry of the parking lot.

Status            Concept Design 2018
Location        Somo, Cantabria, Spain
Type              Urban Infrastructure
Owner           Ribamontán al Mar Council
Client             Ribamontán al Mar Council
Cost               4 Million Euros