Extreme Forces: Reestablishing the connection between architects and engineers

For many decades, architects and engineers have been designing buildings for different environments and situations. At first sight it would seem like an engineering task to design buildings in such a way that they resist these extreme forces. However, to reach the best possible results in terms of safety, aesthetics and economy, an integral collaboration between architects, structural engineers and building engineers is necessary. By taking all the different aspects of a project into account from an early stage, and in an integral and multidisciplinary approach, long-lastings and visually appealing structures can be achieved.

The symposium ‘Value of Design’ highlights both the architectural part and the engineering part of several projects which have to deal with extreme forces, focusing in the collaboration between the two disciplines. We strive for a discussion about in which way we, architects and engineers, should conceive a project that has to deal with extreme forces.



James O’ Callaghan
Director and co-founder: Eckersley O’Callaghan
Atsuo Konishi
Senior Structural Engineer – Nikken Sekkei
Ian Bogle
Director and Founder – Bogle Architects
Kamran Moazami
Director – WSP Group
Joep Tünnissen
Senior Advisor – Arcadis Nederland BV
Paul Kalkhoven
Senior Partner, Head of Technical Design – Foster + Partners
Siebe Bakker
CHAIRMAN OF THE DAY: Founder and Director of Bureaubakker, curator 3TUBouw


8:45     Walk in / Registration

9:15     Word of welcome

9:30     Morning presentations:
            James O’Callaghan (Eckersley O’Callaghan)
            Ian Bogle (Bogle Architects) and Kamran Moazami (WSP)

12:30   Lunch break (lunch is included in your ticket)

13:45   Afternoon presentations:
            Atsuo Konishi (Nikken Sekkei)
Jοep Tünnissen (Arcadis)
            Paul Kalkhoven (Foster + Partners)

17:15   Drinks



Location: Aula Congrescentrum Delft

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VoD Comittee

The Value of Design Comittee is part of the U-base student association of the masters Building and Structural Engineering at the Civil Engineering and Geosciences faculty at the Delft University of Technology. This year's symposium is the result of the work of:

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