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Place des Martyrs Metro Station

Datos de Proyecto

Ubicación: Algier, Argelia

  • "Place des Martyrs“ metro station with record-breaking dimensions: 144 m long as well as up to 23 m wide and 14.80 m high.
  • A total of 1.7 km long extension under the historic old district of Algiers including 2 metro stations.


  • Metro station with two different cross-sections, 23 m and 16.50 m wide.
  • Short concreting cycle lengths of 5.10 m.


GMAC (Groupement Métro d'Alger Centre):
Andrade Gutierrez; Texeira Duarte; Gesi TP; Zagope

Beneficios para el cliente

  • Cost-effective realisation of both cross-sectional variants of the metro station using one formwork carriage.
  • Maintaining the construction schedule through a fast cycle sequence of 15 m per week.
  • Time and cost savings due to renting the components, fast material availability and easy assembly of the VARIOKIT system.
  • Safe execution of the waterproofing and reinforcement work in advance on PERI UP working scaffold.
Place des Martyrs Metro Station, Algiers, Algeria: Rui Correia, Technical Manager
Rui Correia
Technical Manager

The VARIOKIT system played a key role in mastering the challenges presented during the construction of the station - the PERI formwork carriage adapted perfectly to suit the different geometries. With the fast concreting cycle sequence of 15 m per week, the project could be completed ahead of schedule in spite of the high technical and quality requirements.

Solución PERI

  • Customised VARIOKIT formwork carriage construction in order to cost-effectively realise both cross-sectional variants with the help of the same system components and formwork segments.
  • Hydraulic operability for convenient working operations and fast implementation.
  • Economically-optimised tunnel formwork solutions for the complete extension project with a total of 4 formwork carriages, tailored to suit the range of different requirements.
  • Team of PERI engineers from Algeria, Portugal, Spain and Germany.