Victor Buyck wins twice with Northern Spire and Schuttebusbrug in the steel construction awards!
Great day for Victor Buyck: in the Netherlands, De Schuttebusbrug in Zwolle won the Steel Award 2020, on the same day 'The Northern Spire' won the Belgian Steel Award Competition 2020 in the category 'international projects'. On Tuesday 13 October 2020, both the Dutch Steel Prize and the Belgian Steel Construction Competition were awarded, corona proof via an online event.
The Schuttebusbrug in Zwolle, built by Victor Buyck on behalf of BAM Infra Netherlands, was chosen as the laureate by the jury and received the trophy in the category Infrastructure.
The jury also praised the bridge as 'delicious engineering art and construction spectacle'.
This special bridge is a steel-concrete bridge, consisting of approximately 1,000 tons of steel, which stands out for its S-shaped curve and the architectural woodwork underneath. Victor Buyck completed the construction of this bridge at record speed, including one of the most complex drive-in operations in history!
We would like to thank our partners for the wonderful cooperation:
- Gemeente Zwolle
- BAM Infra Nederland
- ipv Delft creatieve ingenieurs
- SETZPFANDT Beratende Ingenieure GmbH & Co. KGe
The 'Northern Spire' in Sunderland won the Belgian Steel Construction Competition in the category 'International'. For the first time, the laureate was chosen on the basis of an online vote, with more than 2,000 votes cast, a great success.
This project has already won several international awards and the Belgian public also clearly appreciated our beautiful cable-stayed bridge. Not only because of the size of the bridge and its iconic character, but mainly because of the well thought out methodology, in which the pylon was transported and assembled in one piece. This gives this special steel bridge an extra dimension, "made in Belgium"!
We thank our partners for the wonderful cooperation:
- Sunderland City Council
- Farrans Construction (JV Partner)
- Roughan & O'Donovan
- Buro Happold
A nice recognition for 2 of the most challenging bridges of the past few years, congratulations to all who have involved with these projects!