our History

Our history

MC2 Estudio de Ingeniería, S.L. was founded in 1988 by Julio Martínez Calzón, Doctor in Civil Engineering and past holder of the chair in Special Steel Structures at the Civil Engineering College at Madrid Polytechnic University until 2003, and a renowned specialist in the field of structures, with more than forty years of experience. Although establishment of the company dates back to 1988, all the experience and career of Julio Martínez Calzón is collected in the knowhow of the company.

Since it was first established, numerous milestones have been conceived at its offices, with a decisive influence on the design of civil engineering and building structures, and in particular in the design of composite structures in Spain.

All of which has been achieved thanks to a thorough understanding of structural functions built up through experience in the planning of complex and novel types of steel, composite, reinforced and prestressed concrete bridges,  as well as unique, purpose-built buildings, roofs and special structures.

Since 2012 MC2 Estudio de Ingeniería belongs to Typsa Group, a national and international benchmark in civil engineering, architectural, industrial, energy and environmental consultancy.

Key dates

Extension of the Rande Bridge

First widening of a cable-stayed bridge in the world

2017

2013

Orona Zero Building

Spatial steel structure

MC2 joins the Typsa Group

2012

2010

Spanish Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo

 Free structural geometry

Espacio Tower and PWC Tower

Buildings measuring 220 meters above ground level

2007

2006

Gas Natural Headquarters in Barcelona

42 meter cantilever

Bridge over the Santa Lucía Estuary

‘Abacus’ pier construction method

2005

1996

Granadilla Bridge

First use of stainless steel in a bridge in Spain

Arenal Bridge

First copper cladding of a bridge. Use of partially fixed support at piers

1993

1992

Collserola Tower

Self-generating construction process. 288 meters high

Palau Sant Jordi

1990

1990

Salamanca Convention Centre

Lifting of the central concrete dome

Milenario Bridge in Tortosa

World record span at the time of 180 m for a composite bridge

1988

1975

Publicinema building in Barcelona

MC2’s first top-down construction project

El Diablo bridge in Martorell

Composite bridge with sculpted post-tensioned white concrete piers

1974

1969

Juan Bravo overpass on the Paseo de la Castellana

First composite bridge in Spain

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