INNOVATION IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
MERO-TSK International GmbH & Co. KG
Located on the last available site on Orchard Road, the most prestigious
shopping mile in Singapore, the Orchard Turn development project includes
125,000 square meters of shops, art gallery, and luxury condominiums with
a leisure center. The Orchard Turn building will be erected on a floor space of
21,700 square meters above the Orchard Road subway station.
MERO-TSK designed a freeform structure with an irregular wave-shape canopy
spanning the public space in front of the building. The geometry is based on
a rhomboid grid, with circumferential facades wrapping around the building
in undulating curves and cladding elements arranged in irregular patterns.
ProSteel’s 3D modeling technology helped the team deliver the complex design
quickly and efficiently.
The Denbighshire County Council in North Wales, United Kingdom, held a design
competition for a new walking and cycle bridge at Foryd Harbour in Rhyl. The
bridge not only had to open to allow boats to pass and be iconic in design, but it
also had to be practical and sustainable. Mott MacDonald provided the design
for Kier Construction’s submission, which placed second in the competition.
Mott MacDonald Ltd
Foryd Harbour Footbridge
Rhyl, United Kingdom
Limited time was available to develop a landmark bridge concept, prove
its structural and mechanical feasibility, and provide a sufficiently detailed
tender design for the contractor to cost. The solution was an innovative ring
girder bascule bridge, which balanced a counterweight fin, ring ballast, and
deck cantilever. S TAAD.Pro enabled designers to rapidly analyze a number of
configurations and confirm that the bridge was sufficiently strong and stable.