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IABSE Annual Lecture 2017: Laurent Ney, Old & New - Designing in an Histori...
Wed 31 May 2017, 18:00 – 19:30 BST
Old & New - Designing in an Historical Context,
In recent years, Ney & Partners appeared as a major player in the design of footbridges and bridges at an international level. Laurent Ney, CEO of Ney Partners will talk about the design of a bridge. How this process is strongly influenced by the constraints of the site, whether the landscape, the urban setting, heritage issue or even procedural one. On the basis of recent examples, we will explore how a strong context, can influence the design of a work of art beyond purely technical considerations.
Laurent Ney, CEO Ney & Partners,
Laurent Ney is a civil and structural engineer trained at the Université de Liège, Belgium, and at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule in Aachen, Germany. From 1987 to 1989 he was a student and research assistent for the MSM administration of professor Cescotto in Liège. He was a lecturer on Construction stability from 1995 to 2001 at the Institut Supérieur d’Architecture Lambert Lombard in Liège.
Since 2005 he is a lecturer at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. From 1989 to 1996 he worked as an engineer at Bureau d’Etudes Greisch in Liège.
In 1998 he founded the engineering firm Ney & Partners in Brussels and Luxemburg. In 2012 a satellite office was opened in Tokyo, Japan.
Ney’s approach is marked by research-based design: optimization and form-finding. Constructability and sustainability are integrated into all the designs. Ney & Partners works mainly in Europe and Asia.