57 X Nemetschek Structural User Contest 2013 - Category 1: Buildings Category 1: Buildings 1 Contact Heleen van den Berge Address Piekstraat 77 3071 EL Rotterdam, The Netherlands Phone +31 10 2012360 Email [email protected] Website www.imdbv.nl Since its inception in 1960 IMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs [consulting engineers] has remained totally independent and has had no commercial ties with manufacturers, subcontractors, contractors or developers who could influence the making of unbiased and unrestrained recommendations. The company dedicates its activities to making recommendations in the field of structural engineering. The company has experience in working on projects in which the structural engineer is expected to do more than merely make calculations and drawings. An active input of the structural design in the design phase specifically leads to an economically feasible plan. IMd’s aspiration is to ensure that the client gets a functional and beautiful building, the architect can realise ‘his design’, all the consultants achieve their best performances and the contractor can build quickly and easily. IMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs Project information Owner Gemeente Utrecht Architect VVKH architecten Leiden General Contractor Slingerland Bouw Nijkerk Engineering Office IMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs B.V. Rotterdam Location Utrecht, The Netherlands Construction Period 09/2011 to 05/2013 Short description │New Community “Brede” School A new community school along Duurstedelaan in the suburb of Hoograven in Utrecht will be occupied halfway through 2013. The plan, designed by VVKH architecten, offers space to three schools (the Ariëns School, the Da Costa School and De Hoge Raven), as well as out-of-school care facilities and a ‘sports box’ with two gym halls. The three schools and the out-of-school care facilities are individual free-standing buildings that surround a sports box. This sports box has been designed as a kind of box on legs above the central entrance area (the village square) and its particular structure is explained in this entry in more detail.