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Announcing the winners of the SCIA User Contest 2020

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SCIA User Contest 2020

We are happy to announce the winners of the 11th edition of the SCIA User Contest 2020, aptly named “Be Part of the History” and share the impressive and inspiring work of our customers.  

This year, 132 international structural and civil engineering projects participated in the User Contest 2020. Utilizing SCIA Engineer as the structural analysis and design software, every one of the projects illustrated originality and precision, and many also focused on sustainability and the application of BIM.   

An independent international jury of nine experts from the industry and academia was very impressed with the great work and achievements of all participants and selected winners in four main contest categories as well as awarded one project with the Special Prize of the Jury for the advanced implementation of BIM. As in the last edition, we also asked the public to select their favorite projects in the Prize of the Public contest organized via SCIA’s Facebook. The winner with the most votes received the ‘Prize of the Public’ award.  

We sincerely congratulate the winners on their exceptional achievements and thank all the participants for having shared their projects and know-how with us. 

Winners and nominees 


Winner User Contest 2020

Ney & Partners - Headquarters Cordeel (Temse, Belgium) 


  • Pieters Bouwtechniek -  Office Building Krinkels (Breda, Netherlands)
  • Baudin Chateauneuf Gentilly - Aquarium (Canet en Roussillon, France)
  • Design Engineering - Dyson Village (Malmesbury, United Kingdom) 


Winner User Contest 2020

Besix - Terraced Tower (Rotterdam, Netherlands) 


  • Stabilogic - Paris Expo Pavillon 6 (Paris, France)
  • Prodis - Sky Park Residence Apartment Blocks (Bratislava, Slovakia)
  • VK Engineering - Möbius Towers (Brussels, Belgium) 


Winner User Contest 2020

Contruss Engineering s.r.o. - Replacement Bridge over the Hracholusky Reservoir (Hracholusky, Czech republic) 


  • Tractebel Engie - Bascule Bridge (Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Stráský, Hustý a partneři s.r.o. - Pedestrian Bridge over the Railway Yard (Cheb, Czech Republic)
  • Ingenieursbureau Stendess N.V. - Bowstring Bridge (Tessenderlo, Belgium) 


Winner User Contest 2020

Ing.Stanislav Rec - Extractor Shell Reinforcement (Olomouc, Czech Republic) 


  • ANDRITZ AG - Green Power Plant Värtaverket (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Allcons Industry s.r.o. - System of Reduction SOx (Melnik, Czech Republic)
  • SNOECK Gebrs NV - Multifunctional Technologies Visitor Center (Marke, Belgium) 


Winner User Contest 2020

ZT-Büro Lener - Bregenz Festival Stage Rigoletto (Bregenz, Austria) 


  • Luggin - Ziviltechnikergesellschaft m.b.H. - Wooden Ball (Steinberg am See, Germany)
  • Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH - Ropeway Lattice Tower (Tirol, Austria)
  • AECOM - Al Janoub Stadium (Al Wakrah, Qatar) 


Winner User Contest 2020

ALLCONS Industry s.r.o. - DEWA Concentrated Solar Power Tower (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) 


Be part of the history   

We launched the first SCIA User Contest in 1992, when the software was still running on DOS, with dozens of participating projects located in several European countries. Since 2005, we have held the User Contest every other year and the number of participating projects has grown to over 100 from around the world. Many engineering firms have been participating since the beginning of the User Contest.  

In all we do, our purpose is to delight our customers by helping them create the best structural designs. The success and results with SCIA Engineer in all the projects inspire and empower us to innovate and to provide our customers with the tool that enables them to do anything they aspire. 

You can learn more about all the participating projects, their challenges and solutions applied, in the 11th edition of ‘The Art of Structural Design’ book available in a hardcover and online format.


Visit our online version of the User Contest 2020 Book

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