The European Concrete Societies Network (ECSN) has awarded the OV Terminal in Arnhem, Netherlands, with the European Concrete Award 2016. The OV Terminal was designed by UNStudio – the jury was excited about the the double curved GFRC roof cladding. The roof was engineered and built by Sorba – the GFRC panels were produced by Concrete Valley to Sorba’s specifications.
The ECSN’s call for the submission of attractive projects both buildings and civil engineering resulted in 21submissions -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.