European concrete award 2016 goes to the Netherlands and Sweden

The object of the European Concrete Societies Network (ECSN) is to encourage cooperations between Concrete Societies of eleven European countries and to promote the development of concrete technology and use of concrete in Europe. One of the actions is the organizing of the EUROPEAN CONCRETE AWARD. On the 28th of October more than 40 international delegates came to Rome to the award ceremony for the EUROPEAN CONCRETE AWARD 2016 during the Italian Concrete Days to pick up their prize.

The ECSN’s call for the submission of attractive projects both buildings and civil engineering resulted in 21 submissions -13 for the building category and 8 for the civil engineering category. The participants this year came from Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The projects were evaluated against a set of criteria by an international jury. Among those criteria are: design, construction, visual appearance and harmony of the structure with its surroundings, properties of concrete exploited in the design, innovative use of concrete in composition, structure or form, workmanship and finish. Representatives of the owners, architects, structural engineers and contractors of the submitted projects came to Rome to receive the award.

In the category "Building" the EUROPEAN CONCRETE AWARD 2016 goes to the project "OV Terminal Arnhem", the Netherlands.

Picture 1: OV Terminal Arnhem (Netherlands) with the steel roof rests on the concrete structure of the balcony and the road bridge

Picture 2: OV Terminal Arnhem (Netherlands) with several formwork techniques, Credit: Pieter Kers

Michael Pauser, managing director of the Austrian Society for Construction Technique, as secretary of the ECSN congratulates the winner project team from the Netherlands to the degree of complexity of this terminal done by fully traditional formworks to sophisticated double curved prefabricated elements. And also in the structural way by resting the steel roof with concrete tiles on the concrete balcony and road bridge.

Picture 3: F.l.t.r.: Pieter Nap (Concrete Valley),Jan Kosters (Sorba Projects), Mark Spanenburg (BAM Advies & Engineering), Menno van Middelkoop (BAM), Peter Thijssen (Ballast Nedam Construction), Michael Pauser (ECSN)

In the category "Civil Engineering" the winner project is "Täby C Roundabouts" from Sweden.

Picture 4: Täby C Roundabouts (Sweden) with the opening of the lower levels, it creates the feeling of an open room, Credit: Kasper Dudzik

Picture 5: Täby C Roundabouts (Sweden) with visible concrete it looks like a part of the ground.

Pauser speaks in high terms of the winner project team from Sweden, who used visible concrete that clearly marks weight and stability and highlighted the two level roundabouts as part of the ground and includes the lighting as an important factor to attract the architecture.

Picture 6: F.l.t.r.:Henrik Rundquist (&Rundquist architects),Thomas Widehag (NCC) Erik Griffiths (&Rundquist architects), Richard McCarthy (Swedish Concrete Association) Michael Pauser (ECSN)

More information about the projects ECA 2016 at the brochure: Download the brochure "European Concrete Award 2016"

2018 will be the next European competition!

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Download the brochure "European Concrete Award 2016"

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