95 X Nemetschek Structural User Contest 2013 - Category 1: Buildings Category 1: Buildings 1 Short description │Sacred Heart Hospital The renewed S. Heart Hospital Menen will contain 200 hospital beds. The last phase is a new arcshaped wing which will bring the ground floor up to its final 14,500 sqm and will be finished in 2015. The façade spans the reception area over 13 m and simultaneously cantilevers of 2 m to 3.75 m. Therefore the façade was designed as a concrete arc-shaped ‘Vierendeel’ beam. Scia Engineer made it possible to analyse the global 3D action of loads as well as to analyse the influence of the deformations of the lower structure onto the deformation of the upper structure. Project information Owner Sacred Heart Hospital Roeselare-Menen Architect VK General Contractor Artes Depret Engineering Office VK Engineering Location Menen, Belgium Construction Period 2002 to 2015 VK Engineering Contact Frederique Noë Address Zevenbergenlaan 2a 8200 Brugge, Belgium Phone + 32 50 390553 Email [email protected] Website www.vkgroup.be VK offers its services in four market segments: Healthcare, Buildings, Industry and Infrastructure. Our multi-disciplinary consulting engineers undertake studies in building services and civil & structural engineering, ranging from mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and plumbing, to data communication, security and fire engineering, to concrete and structural studies. VK keeps track of advanced technologies and studies in architecture and construction management and puts together the best team for the client’s project. Having a proven track record with many renowned architects, VK proudly looks back on the building of a portfolio that features many challenging and large-scale projects, including new constructions, as well as renovations of (classified) monuments, expert assessments and management. The new NATOheadquarters, the Antwerp law courts, the Astana National Library, and the VinMedicare Hospital in Hanoi are but a few examples.