In this issue, read how we led the design and construction of the world’s highest pressure subaqueous tunnel, used parametric modelling techniques to design a dual-arched bridge in Australia, and devised the spiralling steel ribbon structure of a wedding chapel in Japan.

Lake Mead Intake No 3 is bored through the bed of this famous Nevadan reservoir to keep drinking water flowing no matter how low water levels fall; Elizabeth Quay Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge, Perth, links the city with its river through graceful and precise curves; and in Japan, The Ribbon Chapel in Onomichi must be one of the most romantic places in the world to marry and, from a design and engineering perspective, one of the most intriguing.

Other articles feature: Arnhem Station, an elegant and efficient transport hub in the Netherlands; Curtis Island Jetties, a base for shipping liquefied natural gas from Queensland, Australia; and CapitaGreen, a premium commercial development in Singapore, its remarkable ventilation strategy modelled on the respiratory system of a plant.


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The Arup Journal 2016 - Issue 1