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Structurae Newsletter Archive


Buildings and Structures in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine is taking a heavy toll on the population but also on the infrastructure and architecture of the country. This Structurae newsletter aims to show the architectural diversity of the country and the structures and buildings that are threatened of being damaged or destroyed during this war.


20% discount on all publications

Get a 20% discount on all publications in the brandnew Structurae shop. SED 19, Seismic Isolation and Response Control, now available.

IABSE publications now available on Structurae

IABSE’s brand-new SED 18 Time-Dependent Behaviour and Design of Composite Steel-Concrete Structures as well as SED 1-17 now available on Structurae.

UEFA Euro 2020 - Europe's stadiums

For the first time, a European football championship will be played all across Europe, in 11 different stadiums.

Historic and listed structures

Historic buildings and monuments tell us the stories of the art of structural engineering. They are sources and evidence of human and structural development. Check out many significant historic structures in the new categroy: historic and listed structures.


Impressive Tunnels and media kit

Tunnels help pass obstacles and sometimes even connect entire continents. In Structurae, over 6,500 tunnels have already been documented. 

Integral Bridges and Updates about Structurae

Neue Funktionen, neue Infos und neue Kategorien, wie integrale und semi-integrale Brücken.

Amazing cable-stayed bridges

Wow! Almost 1,800 cable-stayed bridges on Structurae! For this newsletter, we have selected the ones we like best. Check them out.

Sustainability in Construction - not just a trend!

Buildings & construction are a major driver of energy demand and global CO2 emissions.


Discover the diversity of footbridges in Structurae

With over 4000 foot and cycle bridges available in Structurae, and Footbridge 2020 coming up next year, it is time to look at some elegant und unusual footbridge designs!

Stunning Hotels Worldwide

Structurae contains over 1,000 hotels worldwide. We have selected the most stunning ones in relation to design and construction. Enjoy!

Government Buildings

From May 23 until May 26 Europe is electing a new European Parliament. The European Parliament is the only institution of the EU which is directly elected by EU citizens. Check out the impressive Louise-Weiss Building in Straßbourg where the European Parliament comes to work. A small selection of government buildings of all types which can be found in Structurae is also included in our latest newsletter!

Buildings for Children

Designing and building a child care facility, a kindergarten, or a grammar school is not just a questing of designing to code. The structures need to create a nurturing environment for the children and satisfy parents and teachers that they are safe there. We present some imaginative designs that are also structurally intriguing.

Remarkable Bridges

A small selection of truly remarkable bridges out of the nearly 22,000 examples listed in the Structurae database.


Structurae's 20th anniversary!

Structurae's story began in October 1998 and for the 20th anniversary, implementation of the new logo is now complete!

Structural Art and what we learned from you in our survey

In memory and honor of Prof. David P. Billington, some of the works of structural art and their artists are presented in this newsletter and on Structurae.

Footbridge 2017 Proceedings Available in Full Text

The proceedings for Footbridge 2017 and all the individual papers are now available on Structurae in full text. Also: the Spanish journal Hormigón y Acero is being cataloged.

Case studies and reports / Survey (02/2018)

Structurae includes case studies and technical reports on a wide range of subjects relating to civil, structural and bridge engineering and construction.

Exceptional Structures Completed in 2017 (01/2018)

Last year some amazing, exciting and truly exceptional structures were completed and opened to the public. Structurae also had a great year with the introduction of My Structurae and reactivation of the literature section.


Reintroducing the Literature Section on Structurae! (11/2017) 

The Literature Section of Structurae is back! Includes a searchable index of more than 65,000 publications. Also, upcoming conferences for 2018!

My Structurae launched! (06/2017) 

You can now register for My Structurae and enjoy additional functions on Structurae that are completely free of charge and not available to unregistered users. In this newsletter, I would like to show you what you will get with My Structurae now and what may await you in the future.

Structures in Spain (04/2017) 

In Spain, engineers and architects have built extraordinary structures for centuries, even millennia. Structurae contains nearly 2300 structures from all regions of Spain.

Upcoming Bridge Events (02/2017) 

Everyone can experience them: bridges for people walking, biking, skiing... Often using unusual or daring designs, they pose their own structural challenges. Structurae contains nearly 1300 examples of all shapes and sizes from around the world.


Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridges (10/2016) 

Everyone can experience them: bridges for people walking, biking, skiing... Often using unusual or daring designs, they pose their own structural challenges. Structurae contains nearly 1300 examples of all shapes and sizes from around the world.

Euro 2016 Venues (06/2016) 

Ten cities are hosting the European soccer championships currently being held in France. Some of the stadiums were built specifically for this tournament, others were renovated, extended, etc. to UEFA standards. The smallest stadium seats 33,000 while the largest has a capacity of over 80,000 – all feats of structural engineering.

Historic Structures (02/2016) 

For millennia human civilizations have built and left traces of their culture through various structures. Many remain as monuments to builders past.


High-speed rail bridges (12/2015) 

Opened on 13 December 2015, Germany's newest high-speed rail line features several award-winning, highly innovative and record-breaking bridges.

Recent Structures in Belgium & The Netherlands (11/2015) 

During the last decade, designers in Belgium and the Netherlands have created amazing structures across both countries. Check out some of these examples.

EXPO 2015 Structures (09/2015) 

Ever since the Crystal Palace was built in 1851 for what today is considered the predecessor of all universal expositions, world's fairs have been expositions of modern architecture and innovative structures.

Change in Ownership

On May 1st, 2015 Structurae was sold back to former owner and site creator Nicolas Janberg by publishing house Ernst & Sohn.

March 2015

Towers and masts are a very interesting category on Structurae containing some of the worlds tallest structures.

February 2015

New bridge types on Structurae! Bridges and viaducts are now also classified by their construction material. Check out the new categories on steel bridges, prestressed concrete bridges, masonry bridges, etc.

January 2015

The Ulrich Finsterwalder Structural Engineering Award 2015 honors the best structures designed by engineers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Find out more about the winner, the runners-up and which other projects were submitted.


December 2014

Sacred architecture including but not limited to churches, cathedrals, temples, synagogues, mosques, mausoleums, ziggurats and other places and houses of worship.

November 2014

Structurae contains nearly 7,500 tunnels used for roads, rails, canals and other lines of communication. Check out some interesting and important examples.

October 2014

Jörg Schlaich, one of the best known German structural designers, will be 80 years old this month! This newsletter provides a small selection of his works in Germany and abroad.

September 2014

Bridges across the Rhine from Lake Constance to the Dutch border show just how diverse bridge design solutions can be!

August 2014

Check out the northeastern United States with its many bridges, skyscrapers and other structures in this summer newsletter!