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The New Most Holy Trinity Church, at the Sanctuary of Fátima, Portugal

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This article aims to present some of the most relevant structural design aspects of the new Most Holy Trinity Church at the Sanctuary of Fátima in Portugal. This large covered space, with seating for about 9000 people, was awarded the 2009 International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering's Outstanding Structure Award for being “a spectacular circular church of immense scale with two massive prestressed beams and steel forming a floating but connected roof...”. It was also awarded the Portuguese Secil prize for Civil Engineering in 2007.

Keywords: ARCHITECTURAL CHALLENGE; BUILDING AND BRIDGE; CHURCH IN FATIMA; DURABILITY; OSTRA 2009; PORTUGAL; STRUCTURAL DESIGN; WHITE CONCRETE

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2749/101686610792016691

Publication date: 2010-08-01

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