We are extremely thrilled to announce that at this year’s IABSE Awards, two of our projects, the Hemei Bridge and the 974 Stadium, were awarded!
In the category “Pedestrian and Cycle Bridges”, the almost 217-meter long, one-sided suspension Hemei Bridge located on the Xiamen Peninsula in China received an award. The light-weight curved deck and the twin slender masts with inclined hangers which support the deck along one side only together create a structure which is legible, logical and well-proportioned in spite of its large span. The lightness and elegance of the bridge, despite its large span, impressed the jury. Furthermore, the verdict states, “The delicacy and transparency of the solution, sailing apparently effortlessly over the busy road junction, testifies to the architectural and structural engineering skill and courage of the designers. The use of tuned mass dampers and the boldness of the design convinced the judges that this is a bridge for the future and a celebration of contemporary structural engineering capability.” Congratulations to the entire team and our project partners, especially Dissing+Weitling and Jiangsu Provincial Transportation Engineering Group Co, Ltd!
The award in the category “Innovation in Construction” went to the fully modular, demountable and rebuildable Stadium 974. The project prevailed againg four other projects on the shortlist. The judges appreciated the holistic design approach across all trades to achieve this unique and visionary structure; a simple concept scaled up many times. “The modular concept on a large-scale has the potential to improve the environmental and community impacts of temporary events in the future and is an exciting innovation for stadium engineering.” Congratulations again to all project team members and our project partners from Fenwick Iribarren Architects and Hilson Moran!