For many decades, architects and engineers have been designing buildings for different environments and situations. At first sight it would seem like an engineering task to design buildings in such a way that they resist these extreme forces. However, to reach the best possible results in terms of safety, aesthetics and economy, an integral collaboration between architects, structural engineers and building engineers is necessary. By taking all the different aspects of a project into account from an early stage, and in an integral and multidisciplinary approach, long-lastings and visually appealing structures can be achieved.
The symposium ‘Value of Design’ highlights both the architectural part and the engineering part of several projects which have to deal with extreme forces, focusing in the collaboration between the two disciplines. We strive for a discussion about in which way we, architects and engineers, should conceive a project that has to deal with extreme forces.
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