Harmony In Bridge Design semineri

Sabancı Üniversitesi tarafından organize edilen “Design Thinking Seminars” serilerinin ilk Prof. Enzo Siviero tarafından "Harmony In Bridge Design" konusunda gerçekleşecek.

Bilgi Merkezi’nde yer alan Collaboration Space’in açılış etkinliği kapsamında düzenlenen “Harmony In Bridge Design” semineri 21 Mart Çarşamba günü saat 15.00'de yapılacak. 

"Harmony In Bridge Design" konulu seminer tüm Sabancı Üniversitesi mensuplarının katılımına açık olup, aynı anda facebook sayfamızdan canlı olarak izlenebilecek.  


The bridge is the architectural work that best combines the shape rules with the structure and composition ones. The design of the bridge is, in the most classic consideration, a cultural act that has its roots in the ancient triad firmitas, utilitas, venustas, which Vitruvius himself coined, wherein structural form and function coincide. 

The bridge is also an object through which we can perceive and experience the place, a unique fact that, through the form exalted by the structure, confirms the true identity of a context. There is also a close link between bridge and perception:  in its use, some links from the bridge to the territory and from the territory to the bridge can be created . However, when small and medium sized constructions are concerned, the ability to model the material in all the different directions enables us to create some very special effects, such as reducing the perception of the thickness of the deck or improving the profiles where the roadway intersects the waterway. This requires exploiting the plastic properties of concrete, avoiding those standardised bridge schemes which simply make the bridge rest on its supports, which undermine the opportunity of giving character to the location. The following examples illustrate the approach to the work-context-landscape-suggestions “dialogue”, which is  fascinating and which is considered not only in the research into the type as the founding moment for the structural design, but also as a basic assumption to encourage ongoing research into the formal potential that concrete offers in order to understand the meaning and the perception of the infrastructure of the landscape. 

About  Prof. Ing. Arc. Hc. Enzo Siviero

Born 1945 in Vigodarzere (Padua). In 1969, he graduated in Civil Engineering at the University of Padua. Full professor of Bridges at the University IUAV of Venice until October 2015, At present he is Rector University eCampus Italy.

He is Consultant Professor at the College of Civil Engineering of Tongji University, Shanghai-China, Adjunct Professor at Fuzhou University and Chang’An University, Xi’An-China, member of CUN, National University Council at the Ministry of Education in Rome (2007-2016).

Awarded the honorary degree in Architecture by Politecnico di Bari in 2009.

Known bridge designer, his traveling exhibition BRIDGING PONTEGGIANDO is internationally recognized as an excellent synthesis between educational research and profession. Al Idrisi Award in 2015 and Capo Circeo European Award in 2017. He has curated exhibitions on structural architecture figures such as Calatrava, Zorzi, Miozzi, Mimram, Torroja and Schlaich. He has organized national and international workshops and conferences.

Vice President of RMEI (Reséau Méditerranéen des Ecoles d’Ingénieurs) and of SEWC (Structural Engineers World Congress). He is also Deputy General Secretary of EAMC (Engineering Association of Mediterranean Countries).