Winners of the Nemetschek Structural User Contest 2013 "Inspirations in Engineering" are known

Wednesday, 4 September, 2013

The Nemetschek Structural Group members are proud to reveal the winners of the eighth edition of their User Contest titled "Inspirations in Engineering"

We sincerely congratulate all winners and wish to thank every participant individually for their proven achievements by using the software of the Nemetschek Structural Group.

This year’s contest showcases exceptional achievements and innovative works from the world’s top engineering and construction professionals. More international than ever; the contest was open to all Scia Engineer, Allplan Engineering, Allplan Precast, Frilo Statics and Glaser -isb cad- users. No less than 127 projects submitted by 97 outstanding engineering organizations passed the contest requirements and will be or have been built in 28 different countries.

Winners and Nominees

An independent, international jury of nine engineering specialists from industry, research and education evaluated 127 entries from 28 countries to choose this year’s winners.  Winners were selected in four categories and judged by their originality, complexity and use of the software in an Open BIM workflow.

The Nemetschek Structural Group awarded each winners a 1,500 € (USD$1,955) cash prize.


Category 1: Buildings 
Winner:  SICA (FR) -  Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilization (Marseille, France) 



Category 2: Civil Structures
Winner:  Ney & Partners (BE) - “Vluchthaven” Footbridge (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)



Category 3: Industrial Buildings & Plants
Winner:  ARCADIS Belgium (BE) - “Aircraft Hangar with Offices” (Brussels, Belgium) 



Category 4: Special Projects
Winner:  VISIA s.r.o. (SK) - Roofing Gas Station (Matúškovo, Slovak Republic)



Special “Open BIM" Jury Prize
Winner:  Grontmij Nederland BV (NL) - New Energy Institute (Wuhan, China)


Prize for Fabrication and Execution
Winner:  AECOM (UK) - Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 (London, U.K.)


“Inspirations in Engineering” Contest Book

All 127 participating projects are bundled in an exclusive colourful book titled “Inspirations in Engineering” of nearly 300 pages, explaining in detail the technical challenges and how the Nemetschek Structural Group software was applied. More than 5,000 hardcover copies will be distributed free of charge.

Visit our online User Contest 2013 flipping Book.

Download our User Contest book "Inspirations in Engineering" for free (PDF)

Press release of September, 4nd on the winners and contest book.


Get a free hardcopy of this User Contest Book 2013