Kick-off lecture

Globalisation, urbanisation, climate change and a growing world population. The expectations and wishes that we as people demand from our cities, our infrastructure and our water management increases rapidly. At the same time environmental sustainability and conservation of our nature is also an important factor. How can we as engineers of tomorrow build and manage in the most efficient way, how can we apply multifunctional measures in our civil engineering designs? Together we will need to Search for space!

On Wednesday 9th of January Mott Macdonald will present during a ConcepT lunch lecture how they managed a big civil engineering project at Utrecht Central station with 35 million visitors per year. A excellent example for how in a high densely populated area solutions can found for the increasing demands of our society.

The city of Utrecht is in the centre of the Netherlands. Not only geographically, but also from a mobility point of view. This results in a high demand for space: for living, for working and for traveling. When we zoom in to Utrecht central station, this becomes even clearer. There is a demand for space for all sorts of activities. The area is booming with new developments. This lecture explains how the much-desired space is searched for, and how it is found. By not only going horizontally, but also vertically…