The Structural Awards 2019 Shortlist

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The Structural Awards 2019

IStructE Global Engineering Prize Shortlist: Innovative Built Environment

7 Aug 2019

The Structural Awards 2019 Shortlist

2017 Structural Awards celebrate the best in global engineering

The Structural Awards shortlist showcases the best in engineering from around the world

The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) has revealed the shortlist of the 2019 Structural Awards, featuring 49 outstanding projects from around the globe.

The awards are now in their 52nd year, celebrating the best of the best in structural engineering. The shortlisted entries are divided into 12 categories each highlighting the prolific work of structural engineers and the invaluable service they deliver.

The scheme recognises the positive impact these professionals have which can be observed daily, from soaring skyscrapers and gravity defying bridges to buildings designed to withstand extreme conditions.

The Structural Awards 2019 Finalists

The V&A Dundee, UK
Arup
Category: The Award for Structural Artistry (building structures)

V&A at Dundee Museum Building
photos © Adrian Welch

V&A Dundee

La Reference, Haiti
Eckersley O’Callaghan
Category: The Award for Structures in Extreme Conditions

KnitCandela, Mexico City
Block Research Group, ETZ Zurich
Category: The Award for Small Projects

Tūranga library, Christchurch, New Zealand
Lewis Bradford Consulting Engineers
Category: The Award for Structures in Extreme Conditions

Other shortlisted structures include the world’s tallest statue in Kevadia, India, a sports stadium with a roof consisting of rotating petals in Hangzhou, China, a 22m deep mega-basement under a 5-star hotel in London as well as buildings showcasing the world’s best seismic performance in San Francisco, New Zealand and Haiti.

Significantly, many of the projects demonstrate how using state-of-the-art technologies, such as BIM (building information modelling), can be used to help foster sustainable approaches in the built environment.

Chair of the judging panel, Professor Tim Ibell comments, ‘Our profession has again demonstrated extraordinary innovation over the past year. The 2019 shortlist offers many great examples of the ingenuity, creativity and skill of structural engineers worldwide. As the guardians of public safety, structural engineers ensure that buildings and bridges can withstand all kinds of loading, but issues such as creativity and sustainability are at least as important in these awards.’

He continues, ‘In line with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, we have a duty, alongside other professionals in the construction industry, to work in ways which touch lightly on our precious resources, which enhance rather than threaten biodiversity, and which place society at the centre of our endeavours. It is only right that the Structural Awards seek out those projects which display such characteristics in tandem with brilliant structural engineering ambition and creativity.’

Martin Powell, Chief Executive of The Institution of Structural Engineers, adds: ‘One of the aims of this awards programme is to increase awareness of the important work that structural engineers do. This presents an opportunity to celebrate our rich and diverse community of problem-solvers whilst also establishing a dialogue with the general public, highlighting the positive impact our profession has on their lives.’

Following strict judging criteria, shortlisted entries were selected for excellence, creativity and innovation, as well as elegance and detailing. Sustainability, economic viability and value for money were also core considerations.

The complete shortlist can be viewed at www.structuralawards.org. The winners will be announced at the awards dinner and ceremony which takes place on 15th November at the Brewery, London.

The Structural Awards 2019 – 1. Tall Structures

Manhattan Loft Gardens in Stratford Tower, London, UK by SOM:
Manhattan Loft Gardens Stratford, London, UK by SOM
photograph : Luke Hayes

CITIC Tower, Beijing, China:
CITIC Tower, Beijing, China
photograph © Wentao

Civic PLaza:
Civic PLaza Shortlisted for The Structural Awards 2019 Tall Structures Category
photograph : Rory Murphy _ ITC Construction

181 Fremont San Francisco Skyscraper, CA, USA by Heller Manus Architects with Arup:
181 Fremont San Francisco Skyscraper
photograph courtesy of The Structural Awards

Statue of Unity, Gujarat, India:
Statue of Unity
photograph courtesy of The Structural Awards

The Structural Awards 2019 – 2. Long Span

Changsha International Convention and Exhbition Centre:
Changsha International Convention and Exhbition Centre
photograph courtesy of The Structural Awards

Hangzhou Olympic Tennis Centre:
Hangzhou Olympic Tennis Centre building China
photograph courtesy of The Structural Awards

New Tottenham Hotspur Football Club Stadium
New Tottenham Hotspur Football Club Stadium London
photograph © Greshoff

Qingdao World Expo City:
Qingdao World Expo City China building
photograph courtesy of The Structural Awards

The Structural Awards

The Structural Awards are the world’s foremost celebration of structural engineers as innovative, creative design professionals and the guardians of public safety.

For over 50 years, the Structural Awards have showcased the world’s most cutting edge engineering achievements. Past winners include iconic structures such as the Sydney Opera House, the Pompidou Centre and the Severn Bridge.

All entries are reviewed by a panel of world renowned judges who are truly passionate about structural engineers’ contribution to society as design professionals.

About the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)

The Institution is the world’s largest membership organisation dedicated to structural engineering.

We uphold standards, share knowledge, promote structural engineering and provide a voice for the profession.

The Structural Awards 2019 Shortlist

Previously on e-architect:

22 Nov 2017

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2017 Structural Awards celebrate the best in global engineering

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British Airways i360, Brighton, United Kingdom
Engineer: Jacobs

Winner: The Supreme Award for Structural Excellence & Award for Tall or Slender Structure

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Baha’i Temple, Santiago, Chile
Engineer: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger ¦ Patricio Bertholet M. ¦ Halcrow ¦ Joseph Gatner GmbH

Winner: The Award for Structural Artistry

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Jet D’Eau, Geneva, Switzerland
Engineer: INGENI SA

Winner: The Award for Pedestrian Bridges

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The Pump House, London
Engineer: Webb Yates Engineers

Winner: The Award for Small Projects (of under £1 Million)

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Adele 25 Stage
Engineer: OPS Structures Ltd

Winner: Award for Small Projects (of between £1-3 million)

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Destructor Bridge
Engineer: COWI

Winner: Award for Vehicle Bridges

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Elevarch
Engineer: Freyssinet

Winner: Award for Outstanding Venue

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MeyGen Phase 1A
Engineer: Robert Bird Group

Winner: Award for Structures in Extreme Conditions

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National Taichung Theatre
Engineer: Edmund Sumner

Winner: Award for Construction Integration

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Rejuvination of the heritage Makatote rail viaduct
Engineer: Opus Int Consultants

Winner: Award for Structural Transformation

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San Mames Football Stadium
Engineer: IDOM

Winner: Award for Long Span Structures

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Tallwood House at Brock Commons
Engineer: Seagate Structure

Winner: Award for Construction Innovation

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The Design Museum
Engineer: Arup

Winner: Award for Structural Transformation

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The Enterprise Centre
Engineer: Dennis Gilbert

Winner: Award for Sustainability

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