Heartspace – Winner of the Yorkshire structural excellence competition
Date & Time

20 January 2021
18:00 - 19:30 GMT

Price
Free
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Heartspace – Winner of the Yorkshire structural excellence competition

Lecture
Date & Time

20 January 2021
18:00 - 19:30 GMT

Price
Free

Availability ONLINE ONLY

An online technical lecture on the creation of a now workspace between to existing buildings.

Heartspace embodies the delivery of real urban transformation – taking a neglected, utilitarian courtyard and converting it into a quadruple-height atrium under a striking feature roof. Beyond physical transformation, an once passive, empty space has been revived into a thriving, state-of-the-art hub for learning and research. 

The challenging brief unites two of the University’s most historic buildings, which were segregated and under-utilised (the Grade II listed Frederick Mappin Building and 1885 Central Wing). The result is a striking space that solves a fundamental problem of disconnect, a stunning development sympathetically fuses two historically significant buildings, housing new laboratories, offices, and social spaces. 

The engineering-driven parametric roof form crowns the new combined building as a striking feature in Sheffield’s skyline.

Speakers

Daniel Barnes, Arup
Daniel Barnes is a MIStructE chartered, Principal Structural Engineer at Arup in Sheffield with a strong track record of designing complex structures from scheme design through to completion, within challenging site constraints. He has fulfilled engineering design roles on a range of high profile education projects in addition to Heartspace including the Diamond - also at the University of Sheffield - and Steven Holl’s Reid Building at the Glasgow School of Art.

On the Heartspace project, Daniel was integrally involved in leading the design of the roof structure and new build RC courtyard structures up to RIBA Stage 4 and, during construction, oversaw Arup’s Structural and Façade Engineering delivery through a collaborative TA role - working closely with the contractor team on behalf of the client.

Paul Harrison, Eastwood and Partners
Paul Harrison is a Technical Director at Eastwood and Partners Consulting Engineers based in Sheffield. He became a Chartered member of the Institution of Structural Engineers in 2009 and is a graduate of The University of Leeds with a BEng in Architectural Engineering. 

Paul has extensive experience in the design of structures in multiple sectors including education, healthcare, residential, industrial, materials handling and energy. 

For the Heartspace project Paul led the engineering team responsible for the enabling works, alterations and strengthening of the existing listed building, construction stage design of the RC Cores and the interface between the freeform roof and the existing building.

Jamal Batineh, Waagner Biro Steel and Glass
Jamal Batineh is a Project Director and Structural Engineer at Waagner Biro Steel and Glass. He is a chartered engineer with the ICE and holds an MSc in Structural Engineering from the London South Bank University and a BSc in Engineering from the Hashemite University in Jordan.

Jamal has led and delivered several key projects for some of the leading architects worldwide and is currently responsible for all UK projects and precontracts within Waagner Biro Steel and Glass, including Heartspace.

For Heartspace, Jamal oversaw the technical design and delivery teams for the grid-shell roof, including manufacture of the steel and glass components, delivery logistics and installation on site.

Contact

Email - [email protected]

Name - Farzad Neysari

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