Nemetschek Structural User Contest 2013

105 X Nemetschek Structural User Contest 2013 - Category 1: Buildings Category 1: Buildings 1 Short description │Music Palace The existing Vredenburg music centre will be extended with 4 new music halls, built of steel. The steel structures will be supported by two connected cores, which form the backbone of the building. The foyers, restaurants and plaza functions are situated between the halls as a public area. Because of the demands regarding noise, the halls will be made with a box-in-box structure. The entire main bearing structure has been designed with the finite element program Scia Engineer. With the calculation model, the entire force distribution of the main bearing structure has been analysed and the forces have been determined for the following engineering process. The 3D model was also the basis of the calculations for the construction phase of the project. Project information Owner Municipality of Utrecht Architect Main architect: Architectuurstudio HH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands General Contractor Heijmans Bouw bv, Rosmalen, The Netherlands Engineering Office Zonneveld ingenieurs bv, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Location Utrecht, The Netherlands Construction Period 03/2010 to 2014 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