Nemetschek Structural User Contest 2013

101 X Nemetschek Structural User Contest 2013 - Category 1: Buildings Category 1: Buildings 1 Short description │City Hall The new City Hall in Utrecht is currently under construction immediately next to and partly above the new Central Station terminal in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The south tower of the building is supported by 5 main columns, which run through the bus terminal area on ground level and through the Central Station on raised ground level. The north tower has a large void over 6 storeys’ high, which borders a large curved glass facade on the south side. The entire main bearing structure has been designed with the finite element program Scia Engineer. The Engineer model has been used to analyse the entire force distribution of the main bearing structure and determine the forces for the following engineering process. It was also the basis of the calculations for the construction phase of the project. The entrance facade was designed with a 3D Scia Engineer calculation model, to analyse its behaviour and adapt details accordingly. Zonneveld Ingenieurs b.v. Contact Harm Hoorn Address Delftseplein 27 3013 AA Rotterdam, The Netherlands Phone +31 10 452 88 88 Email [email protected] Website Zonneveld ingenieurs b.v. was founded in 1981 as an office specialised in structural engineering. Over the past thirty years, the company has gained a lot of experience in a wide variety of projects. The management consists of five very experienced consulting engineers. All (approx. 30) employees are highly qualified and have extensive experience. Nowadays, Zonneveld ingenieurs is a specialist in high-rise and inner-city redevelopment. Zonneveld ingenieurs is a precursor in the field of sustainability and when it comes to using BIM. A few of the most significant reference projects are: • Ministries of Justice and the Interior, The Hague • City Hall, Utrecht • PGGM Bulding, Zeist • Music Palace, Utrecht • City Hall, Nieuwegein Project information Owner Municipality of Utrecht Architect Kraaijvanger bv, Rotterdam, Netherlands General Contractor Boele & Van Eesteren, Rijswijk, The Netherlands Engineering Office Zonneveld ingenieurs bv, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Location Utrecht, The Netherlands Construction Period 09/2010 to 2014