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Issue#04—2014
Issue#04—2014

Issue#04—2014

Government continues to emphasise the importance of infrastructure on our road to recovery. Two featured projects illustrate the best way to invest our finite resource.

The Stoneham Bridge is an innovative design solution that optimises use of materials to obtain a 75 year life for the structure. On an entirely different note, road users travelling along the A357 over the river Lydden cross what looks like any ordinary steel bridge on their way south. If they had the opportunity to take a closer look they would be confronted by a story that spans over 70 years.

The Lydlinch bridge started its life as a temporary structure during World War Two so that tanks could use the road south to Poole Harbour and Weymouth during the build-up of forces for the invasion of Europe.

On a recent site visit, I was struck by the elegant efficiency of the Callender-Hamilton design concept, the longevity of the galvanized coating and on a more poignant note the skill of the Canadian Engineer Corps that built it.

The bridge has become an important symbol locally and remains a fitting tribute to the men that erected it.

Bernard Weatherill House, Croydon

The newly completed Bernard Weatherill House is located adjacent to the Grade II listed Victorian Town Hall and forms a revitalised civic hub in the centre of Croydon. The brief, for EPR Architects Ltd, was to design an administrative headquarters…

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Bradfield College Greek Theatre

Bradfield College is an independent school situated in the Berkshire countryside. At the heart of the school is a 1,000 seat amphitheatre formed from a disused chalk quarry. Headmaster Dr Herbert Branston Gray started the Greek plays to save the…

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Galvanizing Delight

The Pyramidenkogel (Pyramid Cake) Tower near the Austrian town of Keutschach am See is 100 metres high. The hybrid structure is constructed from hot dip galvanized steel and timber. Ten elliptical galvanized steel rings rotate at 6.4 metre intervals around…

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Sport facility in Mendizorrotza, Spain

The new sports facility for Mendizorrotza is located in Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital city of the Spanish Basque country and was designed to be both energy-efficient and climate-friendly thanks to its architectural coherency and the use of semi-transparent solar modules. Constructed…

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Stoneham Bridge, Quebec

The Stoneham Bridge, erected in 2011, is distinguished not only by its outstanding architectural and structural quality, but also by its innovative use of hot dip galvanized steel. Both the steel structure of the bridge and the reinforcing steel of…

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Technopolis Science Park, Delft

Standard grating panels are essentially conceived of as being load-bearing surfaces used for walkways. The Dutch architects Cepezed, however, have used the grids vertically as facade elements for a data centre. The Technopolis Science Park in Delft contains a high-tech…

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