Envalira Tunnel Gates
2000 - 2001
 
address
Pas de la Casa – Grau Roig
Andorra
client
Concessionària del túnel d’Envalira
contractor
Túnel d’Envalira, S.A.
collaborators
Robert Brufau i associats (structure), Proser (mechanical engineering)
photos
Bach arquitectes, S.L.
description
The Andorra Council built a new tunnel in Envalira Valley in order to communicate El Pas de la Casa and Grau Roig. This almost 3 km long new infrastructure has the most modern security systems, among which is a powerful air extraction system and ventilation for the distance covered.
This implies to build two very big constructions at the entrances to give shelter to the air extracting and electric generation equipments...
This new 28 x 10 x 12 metres abstract prisms covered with slate like the traditional pyrenaic roofs lay on the landscape facing views and, referenced to the high surrounding peaks, recalling a lonely howling wolf in the mountains.