Construction Systems

Winner of the EUROPEAN ALUMINIUM AWARD 2012

MERO Italiana won an international contract contest to build the new coal storage centers of ENEL. The two twin domes with a diameter of 144 m and 49 m in height, with columns only on the perimeter, are the biggest domes in Europe presently. As the two domes are located only 20 m from the coast of the Mediterranean, this means a high salt content in the air.

2 enel domes

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4 enel domesMERO Italiana used an internationally patented connection method consisting of stainless steel nodes and aluminum members for the first time in such a mediterranean environment. Mero Italiana has done the design, project and fabrication management as well as the erection.

5 enel domesFrom the Jury: …This dome is both an innovative, environmentally friendly and aesthetic solution for coal storage."

 

 

 

Architect: ENEL S.p.A. – Rom