Louvre, Paris
Louvre, Paris

—2017

EUROPEAN COPPER FOR ARCHITECTURE  AWARD

 

—ProjeCt
Maersk Building, Copenhagen, Denmark

—Category
International

—Description
The 15-storey façade completed here by Waagner-Biro in 2016 is an aluminium element façade with storey-high glass and panel fields. Horizontal elements made of GFRC (glass-fibre reinforced concrete) as well as vertically arranged shading elements clad in copper are installed over these façade elements. Integrated into the shading elements are movable panels expanded with copper mesh which can be moved to cover the glass panes.

—2017

SOLID BAUPREIS (SONDERPREIS)

 

—ProjeCt
Louvre Abu Dhabi, UAE

—Category
International

—Description
The open dome construction, situated on Saadiyat Island, has a diamter of around 180 metres, making it roughly the size of five football pitches and is made from steel profiles. The construction weighs around 8,000tons and is bearing on the building beneath at only four points. It consists of 500,000 single parts, 10.968 steel elements and 2.796 knots.

—2017

EUROPEAN STEEL DESIGN AWARD

 

—ProjeCt
Louvre Abu Dhabi, UAE

—Category
International

—Description
The open dome construction, situated on Saadiyat Island, has a diamter of around 180 metres, making it roughly the size of five football pitches and is made from steel profiles. The construction weighs around 8,000tons and is bearing on the building beneath at only four points. It consists of 500,000 single parts, 10.968 steel elements and 2.796 knots.

 

—2015
 SOLID BAUTECH-AWARD (MAIN AWARD)
 

—Project
Baku Tollgate, Baku/AZE

 

—Category
International

 

—Description

The new international terminal of the Airport in Baku boasts the form of a tricorn. The design has a clear geometric shape: the building shell is defined from a spherical surface by intersecting cones with differend radii. It comprises close to 25,600m² of roofing as well as 25,700m² of façade. The access bridges add an additional 10,600m². The demanding performance package noct only incleded the building shell itself, but also the supporting steel framework of the façade and roof.

—2011
 SOLID BAUTECH-AWARD
(RECOGNITION AWARD),
EUROPEAN STEEL DESIGN AWARD


—Project
Baku Tollgate, Baku

 

—Category
International

 

—Description
The Toll Gate, Baku was Waagner-Biro's first project in Azerbaijan. It boasts a massive elliptical arch, nearly 70m long, that spans a toll gate on the access road to the airport.

—2010
SOLID BAUTECH-AWARD, RECOGNITION AWARD
 

—Project
The Blob, Eindhoven


—Category
International


—Description
The "blob" in Eindhoven is an impressive example of a geometric design that defies any attempt at categorization.

No one can say where the walls end and the roof begins.

—2009
EUROPEAN STEEL DESIGN AWARD
 

 —Project
DR Byen, Kopenhagen

 

—Description
Waagner-Biro wrapped the façade of the DR Byen building in Copenhagen in a particularly interesting design. The headquarters of the national Danish Broadcasting Corporation is blanketed in a steel wire-grid system, which carries the panel-like glass elements of the façade.

—2008
GULF STATE BUILDING AWARDS
SPECIALIST CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR


—Description

The Gulf State Building Award is awarded for the highest

standards in the region's construction industry. In 2008,

the award went to Waagner-Biro's steel and glass technology.

—2008
SOLID BAUTECH-AWARD
 

—Project
White City, London


—Description
The roof on the central mall of the White City in London, shows how to make a shopping experience even more exciting. Waagner-Biro has covered the heart of the shopping centre with a free form surface of steel and glass using over 5,000 rods, 1,600 nodes, 1,700 triangular discs and 1,600 panels.

—2007
THE CHICAGO ATHENAEUM

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARD
 

—Project
Lugner-Steg, Vienna


—Description
The Lugner-Steg in Vienna is a glazed suspension bridge. Despite its span of 30m parallel to the road and being 19m above the carriageway, it is freely suspended without pillars: a project that the internationally recognized architectural museum, "Chicago Athenaeum", considered worthy of an award.

—1997
EUROPEAN STEED DESIGN AWARD
 

—Project
South Vienna Heating Plant, Vienna


—Description
Austria's largest fossil fuel-fired heating plant was designed by the Austrian architect Martin Kohlbauer and given a distinctive façade constructed by Waagner-Biro.

—1991
EUROPEAN STEED DESIGN AWARD
 

—Project
Palmenhaus Schönbrunn, Vienna


—Description
Waagner-Biro had already built the Palm House that was opened in 1882 in Schönbrunn in Vienna. After several years of technical and political debate about the best way to rehabilitate the listed building, in 1986 Waagner-Biro was finally commissioned to comprehensively renovate the steel construction and the glazing. In 1991, the company was awarded the European Steel Design Award for its work on the project.