Sant Antoni Market, Barcelona

When it came to the protection of the historic and emblematic Sant Antoni Market building in Barcelona, the architect responsible for refurbishing it sought a solution that would protect the building and the people passing through it daily against direct lightning strikes and the dangers they can cause.

 

 

The idea was to replace the nine Franklin type lightning rods that were currently fitted to the historic building with a single DDCE. This was not a problem, thanks to the broad 100 m radius of coverage provided by DDCE-100 and to the fact that the central dome of the Sant Antoni market is a lot higher than the rest of the building. Thanks to these factors, it was very easy to carry out the initial approach of protecting the entire market with a single piece of equipment.