Nemetschek Structural User Contest 2013

25 X Nemetschek Structural User Contest 2013 - Category 1: Buildings Category 1: Buildings 1 ABT bv Project information Owner Gemeente Groningen Architect NL Architects Engineering Office ABT bv Velp Location Groningen, The Netherlands Construction Period 2007 to 2016 Short description │Groninger Forum The Groninger Forum is a multipurpose conference building located in the heart of the city of Groningen. NL Architects Amsterdam designed a spectacular building which is characterised by the various wall surfaces extending obliquely in a forward or backward tilt. From this contour a ‘keyhole to the city’ that forms the atrium is achieved. The Forum houses cinemas, an auditorium annex theatre, various exhibition halls, two open stages, workstations for students and self-employed people, a grand café, a movie café, a restaurant, a roof cinema and a library. The extreme oppositional oblique superstructure consists of 11 floors, the substructure of a 5-layer parking garage. The key features of the structure are the steel volumes and bridge, jumping load-bearing lines, oblique concrete walls and steel fibre reinforced concrete floors. ABT is involved in feasibility studies, structural and geotechnical design, architectural plan development, project management and supervision, BIM coordination, design management and construction logistics plans. Contact Matthijs van der Hulst Address Postbus 82 6800 AB Arnhem, The Netherlands Phone +31 263683450 Email [email protected] Website ABT, an independent consulting firm, provides added value to the built environment. This applies to buildings as well as infrastructure, new developments and re-use of existing buildings. Based on our interdisciplinary engineering and process knowledge, we explore boundaries together with our clients. Our consulting services focus on structural engineering, civil engineering, architectural engineering, building services and building physics. Design, project and building site management also form part of our areas of specialisation. Collaboration between these knowledge areas is self-evident to us. This is how we achieve high-quality, innovative solutions in which engineering is paired with knowledge. ABT is located in the Netherlands (Velp/Delft) and Belgium (Antwerp).