Monthly Archives: November 2013

Planning a Hydro Power Plant, Architecturally Pleasing

Conrete Student Trophy 2013

Earlier this year I was planning a hydro power station in Scheibbs (Lower Austria) for the local energy provider EVN as part of an interdisciplinary contest: the anual Conrete Student Trophy which is backed by many companies, including major players in the construction and cement industry.

CST_Wasserkraftwerk-Brandstatt

While as a civil/environmental engineer it was my responsibility ┬áto oversee and plan the hydraulic functionality, my teammates – two architects from the Technical University of Vienna – shaped the building and found a design that worked well with the hydraulics and the formative material concrete.

Recognition award

We were very satisfied with our final design – and so was the jury which had to review 21 submissions and decided to award our team with one of four recognition prizes.

The official statement including photos as well as the announcement of all the winners can be found at zement.at.