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SCIA User Contest

SCIA User Contest 2023

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

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.  

SCIA User Contest 2023

126 international structural and civil engineering projects participated in the User Contest 2023. 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 and it also awarded one project with the Special Prize of the Jury for the advanced implementation of BIM. We also asked the public to select their favorite projects via SCIA’s Facebook. The winner with the most votes received the ‘Prize of the Public’ award.  

We 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

Superhub - Pieters Bouwtechniek

Winner Category 1: Buildings < 6.000m²

Pieters Bouwtechniek Delft B.V. -- SuperHub, Meerstad, Netherlands 


  • FIRM Engineering -- Assuria Hermitage High-Rise B Building, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • InCA Ingénieurs Conseils Associés -- Extension Philharmonie, Luxembourg
  • S.C. TERIFIANT PROD S.R.L. -- Urban Symbol on Top of Existing Multi-Story Underground Parking, Oradea, Romania 
Ney Mohammed Tower

Winner Category 1: Buildings > 6.000m²

Ney & Partners -- Mohammed VI Tower, Rabat, Morocco 


  • HESCON s.r.o -- Nivy Station, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Van Rossum bv -- Tower 'WTC Ten', Amsterdam, Netherlands 
  • BESIX SA -- Tour Triangle, Portes de Versailles, Paris, France 
MONOD-PIGUET Bowstring Bridge

Winner Category 2: Civil Structures

MONOD-PIGUET + ASSOCIES Ingénieurs Conseils SA -- Bowstring Bridge, Genève, Switzerland 


  • Ingenieursbureau Stendess N.V. -- Viaduc over the ‘La Mayenne’ River, Château-Gontier, France
  • ISD -- Cable-stayed Footbridge, Sallanches, France
  • Tractebel-engie -- Arch Bridge, Bissegem-Marke, Belgium 
Steel Plant 'Isdemir BF1', Iskenderun, Turkey

Winner Category 3: Industrial Buildings and Plants

Allcons Industry s.r.o. -- Steel Plant ‘Isdemir BF1’, Iskenderun, Turkey 


  • Schroeder & Associés S.A. -- Strander Extension, Sassenheim, Luxembourg
  • SNOECK -- De Eyckenhoeve, Geel, Belgium 
  • Establis -- Artislach Extension, Buggenhout, Belgium
Multi-functional Sports Hall, Jihlava, Czech Republic

Winner Category 4: Special Projects

Artstat s.r.o -- Multi-functional Sports Hall, Jihlava, Czech Republic 


  • Ing. Jan Bořek -- Meluzínka Observation Tower, Habartov, Czech Republic
  • Sarens -- Crane SGC-140, Worldwide
  • ALTRAD COMI SERVICE -- Aqueduc of Roquefavour, Aix-en-Provence, France
Stage Grill Opera Garnier, Paris, France

Winner Special Prize of the Jury


'The Art of Structural Design’ book

You can learn more about all the participating projects, their challenges and solutions applied, in the 12th edition of ‘The Art of Structural Design’ online book.

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