Montevideo - Rotterdam
A shortage of available space, especially in urban areas, compels designers to look for other solutions. High-rise construction is one of the options. The financial viability of a high-rise plan largely depends on the design of the load-bearing structure. This presents the creative design engineer with some interesting possibilities. By harmonising the load-bearing core with the facade, for example, the building can be slimmed down while increasing net functional floor area. Another example is efficiently combining concrete and steel in the support structure, which not only saves on weight but is quicker to build.