Nemetschek Structural User Contest 2013

103 X Nemetschek Structural User Contest 2013 - Category 1: Buildings Category 1: Buildings 1 Short description │Maastower The Maastower (165 m) is currently the tallest building in the Netherlands. Part of the Maas river was ‘reclaimed’ to make room for the Maastower. One of the issues the construction had to deal with was settlement of the subsoil. The 3D Scia Engineer model was used to analyse and calculate the influence of the settlement in the deeper soil layers (“laag van Kedichem”) on the forces in the main bearing structure. Another special feature is the canopy over the main entrance. The Scia Engineer model helped shape and design the canopy. Stability is provided by a facade tube, which is formed by the bearing prefab facade elements. This facade tube collaborates with the in situ core. The facade elements have been assembled in half-brick bond. This caused less complex connections and offers great advantages in the structural binding. Project information Owner Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB) Architect Odile Decq Benoit Cornette, Paris - France with Dam & Partners Architecten, Amsterdam - The Netherlands General Contractor Besix Nederland Branch, Barendrecht - The Netherlands Engineering Office Zonneveld ingenieurs bv, Rotterdam - The Netherlands Location Rotterdam, The Netherlands Construction Period 04/2007 to 12/2009 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