News and latest projects
Lars Keim becomes Managing Director and Partner
We are pleased about strengthening the board of management! Since the beginning of the year, our long-standing employee, Lars Keim, together with Martin Stumpf, has been managing our office in Basel.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019
Merry Christmas to all our partners, colleagues and friends and best wishes for a Happy New Year!
Conversion school and residence "Gute Herberge" in Riehen
Since the summer of 2018, the more than 100-year-old building in the canton of Basel-Stadt has been extensively rebuilt and modernised. We were able to plan the seismic retrofitting and accompany the implementation on site. To strengthen the entire support structure, the roof slab acts as a diaphragm and is connected to the masonry walls.
Seismic Award 2018 for Roche Bau 1
We are thrilled about the 1st prize at the Seismic Award of the Swiss Foundation of Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering for our high-rise project Roche Bau 1 in Basel. At the award ceremony last Monday, we were honoured together with the client and the architects from Herzog & de Meuron for the innovative design of one of the most earthquake-resistant buildings in Switzerland.
SIA Zürich – wh-p Ingenieure at the Pecha Kucha evening on the theme „Material World?“
On 27.9.2018 the SIA Zurich hosted a Pecha Kucha evening where aspiring and young members talked about the way they perceive, use and develop materials. At this exciting event, Giuseppe Morlino talked about how materials are handled from an engineer's point of view.
Floor slab Bau 2 completed
On 22.08.2018 the floor slab of Bau 2 was completed on schedule. Due to the partial dig-and-cast construction method, most of the exterior walls in sub-basement 2 could already be erected independently. The work on the exterior walls in sub-basement 3 is also progressing steadily. The first phase of the eastern of the two cores is also well advanced, so that the installation of the climbing formwork can begin soon.
Competition for new sports facilities in Chur
In cooperation with Porr Suisse, Degelo Architekten and Ritter Schumacher we won the 3rd prize in the competition for a new football stadium and a new ice rink.
wh-p Ingenieure on tour in Oslo
Every two years, we are looking forward to an office trip with unknown destination. This year’s surprise trip brought us to Oslo, where we spent three great and sunny days.
Oekolampadmatte is being sanitized
A small and pretty pavilion containing a saleroom and a public toilet is currently under construction at the Oekolampadmatte in Basel. Together with Caesar Zumthor, WH-P has provided planning services for the timber structure with its innovative masonry façade. For the vertically laid bricks from Belgium a special high adhesive mortar was being developed.
competition for the extension of the Belvédère School in Lausanne
Congratulations to office oblique for winning the 3rd prize in the design competition for the extension of the Belvédère School in Lausanne.
Congratulations to Ritter Schumacher for winning the 2nd prize
In the design competition for the extension of the Reichshof Stadium in Lustenau, Austria our competition team could achieve the 2nd prize out of 17 works.
Meret Oppenheim tower rises
In the heart of Basel next to the SBB railway station the Meret Oppenheim high-rise is currently under construction. wh-p Ingenieure has provided planning services in work stage 1 to 3. Architect: Herzog & de Meuron.
Excavation pit for Roche Tower Bau 2
Reaching a height of 205 m the Roche Tower Bau 2 will be the tallest building in Switzerland and will even exceed Bau 1 nearby. The first step of the pit has been excavated. The slab to start with the top-down construction is actually under construction. This method enables the superstructure and the underground structure to be built simultaneously. Architect: Herzog & de Meuron.
1st prize in the Heidelberg Convention Centre design competition
Congratulations to Degelo Architekten for winning the 1st Prize in the design competition for the Heidelberg Convention Centre.
Krümmung Trägt - Curves Carry
Our new book offers both engineers and architects alike the opportunity to develop an holistic understanding in structural engineering using strut-and-tie models. Using principles, examples, and implemented projects, our manual serves for daily use at study, in an engineering or an architectural office. The book may be obtained at the net cost price of only SFr15 from our office.
Congratulations to EM2N for the 1st prize
In the competition for the commercial area Quartier Heidestrasse in Berlin we supported the architectural design team with concepts for the superstructure and the facade support structure. Half of the ten buildings are planned as twelve storey structures.
Congratulations to ds.architekten for the 4th prize
In the two-stage competition for the replacement buildings for the Centre for Geriatric Psychiatry "Haus im Wald" and the Centre for Crisis Intervention "Haus am Hügel" wh-p Ingenieure AG provided structural consultation.
Congratulations to Caesar and Markus for winning the 3rd prize
Together with the architects, we developed an external reinforced concrete structure for the tendered competition for the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute. The reinforced concrete ribbons are planned without joints. The facade carries the slab loads. This allows for a design with column-free facade zones.
Demolition begins in preparation for Bau 2
The internal demolition of Bau 43 is almost completed. From January 2017, demolition work will commence on the building to make room for Bau 1’s big brother.
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Our new website
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