Ponting Bridges

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Ponting Bridges
Native name
Ponting inženirski biro d.o.o.
IndustryCivil engineering
Founded1990; 32 years ago (1990) in Maribor, Slovenia
Founder
  • Viktor Markelj
  • Marjan Pipenbaher
Headquarters
Maribor
,
Slovenia
Key people
  • Dr.Viktor Markelj (partner, managing director, senior bridge designer)
  • Marjan Pipenbaher
  • (partner, Managing director, Senior bridge designer)
Services
  • Design of varying types of bridge structures
  • (bridges, viaducts, over- and underpasses, pedestrian and cyclist bridges)
  • Tunnels
  • Galleries
  • Buildings
Websitewww.ponting.si

Ponting Bridges is a Slovenian studio for structural engineering, focusing mainly on bridge structures, with headquarters in Maribor. The practice is led by a duo of its founders, dr. Viktor Markelj and Marjan Pipenbaher, and has constructed many high-profile bridges. These include Ada Bridge in Belgrade (2012), Pelješac Bridge (ongoing), drawbridge in Gdansk (2017), Nissibi Euphrates Bridge in Turkey (2015), Puch Bridge in Ptuj (2007) and Črni Kal Viaduct in Slovenia (2004).

History

The studio was established by dr. Viktor Markelj and Marjan Pipenbaher as Ponting inženirski biro in 1990, after both left structural engineering company Gradis.[1]

Major projects

Major projects, by year of completion and ordered by type, are:

Bridges

  • Carinthian bridge, Maribor, Slovenia (1996)
  • Bridge over Mura River, highway Vučja vas - Beltinci, Slovenia (2003)
  • Črni Kal Viaduct, Slovenia (2004)
  • Viaduct Bivje, Slovenia (2004)
  • Millennium Bridge, Podgorica, Montenegro (2006)
  • Puch Bridge, Ptuj, Slovenia (2007)
  • Viaduct Bonifika, Koper, Slovenia (2007)
  • Viaduct Šumljak, highway Razdrto - Selo, Slovenia (2009)
  • Viaduct Dobruša, Slovenia (2010)
  • Viaduct Lešnica North / South, Slovenia (2007/2011)
  • Ada Bridge, Belgrade, Serbia (2012)
  • Peračica viaducts, Slovenia (2012)
  • Giborim bridge, Haifa, Israel (2012)
  • Nissibi Euphrates Bridge, highway Adiyaman - Diyarbakir, Turkey (2015)
  • High speed railway bridge no. 10, HSR Tel Aviv - Jerusalem, Israel (2017)
  • NAR Viaducts, Belgrade, Serbia (2018)

Over- and underpasses

  • Arch overpass 4-3 in Kozina, Slovenia (1997)
  • Underpass in Celje, Slovenia (2004)
  • Overpass 4-6 in Slivnica, Slovenia (2008)
  • Viaduct/overpass Grobelno, Slovenia (2015)

Pedestrian and cyclist bridges

  • Footbridge in Ptuj, Slovenia (1997)
  • Footbridge over Soča, Bovec, Slovenia (2007)
  • Studenci footbridge, Maribor, Slovenia (2007)
  • Marinič footbridge, Škocjan Caves Park, Slovenia (2010)
  • Ribja brv, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2014)
  • Pedestrian and cyclist drawbridge to Ołowianka Island, Gdansk, Poland (2017)
  • Langur Way Canopy Walk, Penang Hill, Malaysia (2018)
  • Tremerje Footbridge, Laško, Slovenia (2019)

Tunnels and galleries

  • Tunnel Malečnik, Maribor, Slovenia (2009)
  • Arcade gallery Meljski hrib, Maribor, Slovenia (2012)

Current

  • Pelješac Bridge, Croatia (under construction)
  • Kömürhan Bridge, Turkey (under construction)
  • Ada Huja Bridge, Belgrade, Serbia (preliminary design)
  • Highway bridge and parallel pedestrian bridge over Krka river, Slovenia (detailed design)
  • Railway viaduct Pesnica, Slovenia (preliminary design)

Selected works

Awards

  • 2019 Jožef Mrak Award[2] for Pelješac Bridge
  • 2019 Honorary City Certificate of Slovenska Bistrica to Dr. Viktor Markelj and Marjan Pipenbaher
  • 2019 Polish Minister of Investment and Development Award[3] to Footbridge to Ołowianka Island in Gdansk
  • 2018 City of Gdansk Award[4] to Footbridge to Ołowianka Island in Gdansk
  • 2015 SCE Award[5] to Viaduct Grobelno
  • 2012 WEF Award to Ada Bridge Belgrade
  • 2012 CES AWARD to Ada Bridge Belgrade
  • 2012 AAB Award[6] to Ada Bridge Belgrade
  • 2011 Footbridge Award[7] to Marinic Bridge
  • 2009 City seal of Maribor to Studenci Footbridge Maribor
  • 2009 Award CSS of CCIS to Studenci Footbridge Maribor
  • 2008 Footbridge Award[8] to Studenci Footbridge Maribor
  • 2007 SCE Award to Puch Bridge over Drava in Ptuj
  • 2004 SCE Award[9] to Bridge over Mura River
  • 2004 UM Award 2004: Golden recognition award to Mr. Marjan Pipenbaher and Mr. Viktor Markelj
  • 1999 Award CSS of CCIS to Footbridge in Ptuj

References

  1. "Intervju s slovenskim projektantom simbola moderne Hrvaške: "Most na Pelješac bo med petimi konstrukcijsko najzahtevnejšimi in najlepšimi Evropi"". Časopis Finance. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  2. "Častni člani in nagrajenci IZS". The Slovenian Chamber of Engineers. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  3. "Budowlane nagrody MIiR rozdane". Ministerstwo Funduszy i Polityki Regionalnej, Polska. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  4. "Najlepsze realizacje architektoniczne Gdańska lat 2016 – 2017". Sztuka Architektury. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  5. "Inženirska zbornica bo podelila nagrade za izstopajoče dosežke". The Slovenian Press Agency (STA). Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  6. "Slovenska arhitekta za Most na Adi dobila priznanje Društva arhitektov Beograda". Dnevnik newspaper. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  7. "Footbridge Awards 2011: winners announced". Bridge design & engineering. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  8. "Footbridge Awards 2008: winners". Bridge design & engineering. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  9. "Inženir leta 2006 – Viktor Markelj". Društvo gradbenih inženirjev in tehnikov Maribor. Retrieved 20 May 2020.

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