Begin of planning of the project “Wupperaue”

Within the project “Assisted living in Wupperaue” a two-storey building will be created, consisting of two bars and a glazed atrium with basement under and underground parking. The client is the owner community Frielingsdorf. PUL implements the structural and detailed design.

The AOK Main Building, Bodenseekreis, is taken into operation

The new part of the main building of the AOK regional office Bodenseekreis has been taken into operation.

Completion of the new BW Bank Building, Böblingen

The building was constructed as a branch of the BW Bank, commissioned by the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg in Böblingen. The supporting structure is designed as a spatial structure of disks, plates and supports in reinforced concrete. The challenge in construction projects often lies in the integration of different and diverging disciplines.

The multi-functionality of components as an architectural design element, physical barriers, carrier media and parts of the structure require the integrative cooperation of all planners involved. The new building of the BW Bank in Böblingen (architect: Kauffmann Theilig und Partner) is an example of such an integrative effort. Through extremely careful planning it is possible to dissolve highly stressed structural points, such as a cantilevered shear wall, while following the architectural concept, and to make use of them as support for facade embellishments and utility lines. The spatial Finite-Element-Model was an important component in the development of the structure.

2. Prize for Highway Bridge Schierstein

Our entry for the comnpetion for the highway bridge crossing the Rhein near Schierstein wins the 2. prize.

2. Prize for the Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge Kirchheim-Rohrbach

The pedestrian and cycle bridge in Kirchheim-Rohrbach, Heidelberg, was awarded the 2nd prize. It was designed in collaboration with the architects asp (Arat Siegel & Partner). The structure consists of two curved concrete structures. The paved surface lies on a slender, curved T-beam with a 6% slope, supported by steel columns.

Award for “Exemplary Building”, Bodenseekreis 2000-2006

The production and administration building of the company Scheidegg received the award for “Exemplary Building”. The new building reflects the companies precise attitude to its work. Accurate lines and details were the basis for envisioning this attitude.

German Bridge Design Award 2006 for the La Ferté Steg

The “La-Ferte-Steg” has been awarded with the German Bridge Design Award. Unanimously, the jury has nominated the “La-Ferte-Steg” in Stuttgart as the winner in the category pedestrian bridges. The “La-Ferte-Steg” is a particularly harmonious engineering structure, which is fully convinced in every detail and has an excellent fit into its surroundings. The designer Dr.-Ing. Matthias Schüller receives the prize for his outstanding engineering achievement.

Anniversary Calendar 100 Years Concrete-Calendar

The October calendar page of the Jubilee 2006 calendar shows the airport tower Dusseldorf. The Tower was a 2-storey floor building planned by us and completed in 2002.

Guided tours “Civil Engineering in Stuttgart”

The first Tour on Saturday, September, 09 th 2006 is leading to objects of the engineering offices Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner, and Peter and Lochner.
For more information please contact the Chamber of Engineers or the Engineering Academy.

Inauguration of the Assembly-Hall in Stuttgart-Münster

Inauguration of the Sports- and Assembly Hall in Stuttgart-Münster on September, 25th 2006. The hall consists of a three-storey building – mainly built of reinforced concrete. The roof was build as steel composite construction.

Architektouren der Bayerischen Architektenkammer

Tour zum “Kokon” im Innenhof der KVB München. Der “Kokon” als Rankgerüst für Kletterpflanzen im Innenhof des KVB-Verwaltungsgebäudes in München entstand aus der Vorstellung der Landschaftsarchitekten, weg vom üblichen Baumgrün eine Großskulptur mit unregelmäßiger “Feinstruktur” zu schaffen. Mit einfachsten Mitteln aus verzinktem Betonstahl von 20 mm Durchmesser hergestellt, wird die schlanke, biegeweiche “Masche”, an den Knotenpunkten verknüpft, im Endzustand zur stabilen Gitterschale. Das Objekt erhielt beim Verzinkerpreis 2004 eine Anerkennung.

Silo building in Ulm in a “high-rise aethetics”

Article in the journal “Consulting engineers”, edition June 2006. The article reports about the new silo building for Schapfenmühle in Ulm-Jungingen, built in 2004.