This issue of the Arup Journal begins with a focus on Eastgate, Harare's largest commercial and retail development, and the first large modern building in Southern Africa to use natural ventilation and passive cooling without mechanical air conditioning.

In collaboration with the client and architect, Arup undertook the mechanical as well as the structural and electrical engineering design for the project.

Taking a look at Sydney's International Aquatics Centre, we consider the unprecedented array of four pools, including an Olympic-standard competition pool and 850m2 of leisure waters, and look forward to further development of the system design at the Bangkok Aquatic Centre, now under construction for the 13th Asian Games.

Additional articles delve into Bridgewater Hall, Manchester - the replacement for the city's aging Free Trade Hall, and the Bevcan facility, a new flagship can-making facility at an industrial township some 60km from Johannesburg, for which we provided civil, structural, geotechnical, mechanical and electrical design, and quantity surveying.

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The Arup Journal 1997 - Issue 1