Torroja y Miret, Eduardo

Torroja y Miret, Eduardo

(ā'dwär`thō tō-rō`hä ē mērĕt`), 1900–1961, Spanish structural architect. With José Maria Aguirre he founded (1934) an experimental institute to develop new uses and theories for reinforced concrete. Examples of his building technique are the Algeciras market (1933), in which the shell construction spans a diameter of 156 ft (48 m), and the Madrid hippodrome (1935), featuring a 73-ft (22-m) cantilevered roof.
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