Bridge design. Can a methodological approach be defined to guarantee a good solution?
(Knight Architects, High Wycombe, UK)
|Tagung:||IABSE Conference: Creativity and Collaboration – Instilling Imagination and Innovation in Structural Design, Bath, United Kingdom, 19-20 April 2017|
|Veröffentlicht in:||Creativity and Collaboration|
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Every design process is intended to devise a solution (S) to a problem (P). Bridge design is a creative activity, more cognitive (deliberate or spontaneous) than emotional. A sequence of steps where a designer should stop to go from P to S can be set. Although they cannot guarantee that S will be the best of the solutions, following a methodological approach as the one outlined in this article, a good solution which satisfactorily meets all the project requirements shouldn't be a pipe- dream.