Constructionarium is now well underway at the NEW Scottish Site at Sibbald Training in Blackridge, West Lothian.
The site has been provided from Sibbald Training to the project for aproximately 10 years.
Some Facts on the Project:
This spectacular tower was designed by Norman Foster in 1991. It is the highest point of Barcelona (588 meters) and there is a breathtaking view to the city and its hinterland.
The students will build a 9m tower of which the top 3m consists of a light aluminium fabricated spire. The main tower structure is a central hollow concrete tube with guys for stability.
Kingsgate Footbridge was designed by Ove Arup in 1967 and is a great example of a ‘simple concept elegantly expressed’. It connects Durham University and the town centre across a steep gorge and had tight financial constraint - an economical, simple solution was essential. In their scaled down version of the bridge, the students will have to ensure that the setting out of the steel supports meets very tight tolerances. The bridge consists of two precast segments that meet accurately in the centre to form a continuous structure.
In 1996, PRS, with engineer Buro Happold, was appointed to design the galleries and a linked winter garden, a covered public space to be built on part of the site of a bizarrely ugly and functionally deficient 1970s extension to Sheffield’s late Victorian town hall. The Galleries opened in 2001 as part of the Heart of Sheffield project. The £12.7m Gallery’s finishes are exposed precast concrete. Upper levels are precast elements with permanent precast concrete formwork for in-situ concrete columns.
In our scaled down version, students are teased by the setting out issues and have to cope with a rounded precast roof.