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Man City Stadium Designer And Olympic Structural Engineer Wins Gold Medal Award

Written by Gabi Champagne | Engineering Competitions | Thursday 26th June 2014 15:56:00 GMT

Tritram Carfrae, designer of the Beijing 2008 Olympics' 'Watercube' and Manchester City's football stadium, has won the Gold Medal award, the most prestigious prize for a structural engineer.

Olympic Engineer: Tristram Carfrae, winner of the Gold Medal award for his structural work

Olympic Engineer: Tristram Carfrae, winner of the Gold Medal award for his structural work

Tristram Carfrae has been awarded the prestigious Gold Medal award by the Institution of Structural Engineers.
 
The award has been given to recognise Tristram’s contribution to the science and profession of structural engineering. This is after the design of remarkable structures all over the world, including The Beijing 2008 Olympics ‘Watercube’, the Helix Bridge in Singapore and the City of Manchester Stadium. 
 
In the process, he worked with Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, Philip Cox and Thomas Heatherwick – some of the greatest names in architecture.
 
Nick Russell, president of the Institution of Structural Engineers said: “The Gold Medal is the most prestigious prize we have, and its award sees Tristram join a group of engineering giants – the figures who have made truly historic contributions to engineering.’
 
Tristram is incredibly proud to be recognised by the Institution. He said: “This is an exciting time for our profession, with the next decade promising to be full of opportunity.”
 
Finally, he hopes that it is possible to inspire a new generation of budding Gold Medallists. 
 

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