18.05.2020 / Xavier Font will give a lecture at the Structural Projects Conference held by Zigurat Global Institute of Technology

 

Xavier Font has been invited to give the lecture "Restoration of the Pont Trencat over the River Tordera" at the on line conference organized by Zigurat Global Institute of Technology, which will take place on July 7, 2020.


More information here.

27.02.2020 / Xavier Font at the third roundtable discussion of the El Diseño en Puentes: 2020 conference cycle held in Madrid

 

Xavier Font has been invited to join the roundtable discussion on the third session of the Bridge Design 2020 conference cycle held by de Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos in Madrid.


More information here.

30.10.2019 / Xavier Font member of the Scientific Committee for the Footbridge 2020 conference

 

Xavier Font has been invited to become a member of the Scientific Committee for the Footbridge 2020 conference, which will be held in Madrid on 21, 22 and 23 April, 2021, after being postponed due to the Covid-19.


More information here.

24.10.2019 / Xavier Font invited to become a member of the jury panel for the The City Link competition

 

Xavier Font will be member of the jury panel for The City Link competition, held by the Team Uni, for the design of a 100-meter-long pedestrian bridge across the Port of Copenhagen in Denmark, close to the existing Knipples Bridge. The results will be announced on April 23,2020. Other members of the jury panel are: Evren Başbuğ (Studio Evren Başbuğ, Turkey), Chloe Natanel Brunner (Preliminary Research Office, China), Silvia  Rizzo (LD+SR architetti, Italy) and Miguel Rosales (Rosales+Partners, United States). More information here and here.

22.10.2019 / Xavier Font invited to give a lecture at the Foro del Patrimonio Cultural de la Obra Pública 2020 conference held in Madrid

 

Xavier Font gave a lecture on the Restoration of the Pont Trencat project at the Public Work’s Cultural Heritage Forum held by de Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos in Madrid on 21 and 22 October, 2019.


More information here.

15.10.2019 / Published an article written by Xavier Font about the collapse of the Morandi viaduct in Genoa

 

The article "The Polcevera Viaduct. One year after the collapse", written by Xavier Font, has been published at the magazine L'Informatiu (no. 362 - p.66). He studies the possible causes of the collapse and the lessons that can be learned from this tragic event. The Catalan on line version of the article is available here, and the Spanish one here.

31.08.2019 / Alfa Polaris finishes the design of a new footbridge over the River Congost in Granollers

 

The construction stage document of a new footbridge over the River Congost in the Pla de Palou area has been delivered by Alfa Polaris to the Granollers City Council. The construction of this new crossing is expected to start in 2021.


More information about the proposal is available here.

08.07.2019 / Xavier Font joins the Expert Group on Public Work’s Cultural Heritage of the CICCP

 

Xavier Font has been invited to become a member of the Expert Group on Public Work’s Cultural Heritage of the Colegio de Caminos, Canales y Puertos.

17.06.2019 / Alfa Polaris member of one of the four finalist teams for a footbridge competition in Buffalo, NY

 

The team made up of ANTA Ingeniería Civil, LERA Consulting Structural Engineers, and ALFA POLARIS has been selected as one of the four finalists for the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park pedestrian bridge competition, held by Buffalo Urban Development Corporation and Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.

 

See our proposal here and additional information here.

27.03.2019 / Alfa Polaris member of the team that won the Can Feu-Gràcia Urban Upgrading competition

 

The team made up of EFA Arquitectes, Jason Portell, Xavier Peradalta and Leire Garaicoetxea Architects, and ALFA POLARIS won the Can Feu-Gràcia Urban Upgrading competition held by the Sabadell City Council.


See our proposal here.

01.02.2019 / Alfa Polaris participates at the Moynihan Train Station to Hudson Yards Pathway competition

 

Today the team made up of ANTA Ingeniería Civil, LERA Consulting Structural Engineers, SUESLAN Arquitectos and ALFA POLARIS have submitted his entry for the Metals in Construction 2019 Awards for the design of this pedestrian walkway in New York City. The winners will be announced at an event that will take place on Monday, February 25, 2019 at TheTimesCenter in New York. See the proposal here, and further information here and here.

10.01.2019 / Alfa Polaris member of the team that got the second position on the Parc del Nord Urban Upgrading competition

 

The team made up of EFA Arquitectes, Jason Portell, Xavier Peradalta and Leire Garaicoetxea Architects, and ALFA POLARIS got the second position on the Parc del Nord Urban Upgrading competition held by the Sabadell City Council.


See our proposal here.

25.06.2018 / Xavier Font gives a lecture at the IV International Conference on Structural Engineering Education

 

The lecture "Will hard skills keep on being so important for the future engineers on the upcoming digitized world?" was given by Xavier Font at the IV International Conference on Structural Engineering Education held by ACHE in Madrid from 20 to 22 June 2018.


More information here.

11.09.2017 / Xavier Font gives a lecture at the Footbridge 2017 conference in Berlin

 

Xavier Font gave the lecture "Management of constraints to create meaningful places: new footbridge over the river Mogent in Montornès del Vallès" at the Footbridge 2017 conference held by the Technische Universität Berlin on 6 to 8 September.


More information here.

18.08.2017 / Alfa Polaris member of one of the four finalist teams for a footbridge competition at the campus of Princeton University

 

The team made up of ANTA Ingeniería Civil, LERA Consulting Structural Engineers, and ALFA POLARIS has been selected as one of the four finalists for the competition for a pedestrian bridge over the Lake Carnegie at the campus of Princeton University in United States.

11.01.2017 / Published an article written by Xavier Font about the restoration of the church of the Sagrat Cor de Jesús de Vistabella

 

The article "The restoration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus church in Vistabella", written by Anna Moreno and Xavier Font, has been published at the magazine L'Informatiu (no. 351 - p.94). They show the process of restoration of this outstanding church designed by the architect Josep Maria Jujol, and study the possible causes of its curious layout. The Catalan on line version of the article is available here.

04.01.2017 / Xavier Font member of the jury for the Dobooku Awards 2016

 

Xavier Font will be member of the jury panel for the Dobooku Awards 2016, which honours the best Capstone projects from the Civil Engineering School of Barcelona (UPC). The awards will be given at the evening ceremony that will take place on 24th January 2017 at the Col·legi d'Enginyers de Camins headquarters in Barcelona.

 

More information here.

27/12/2016 / Alfa Polaris appointed to design a new footbridge in Granollers

Alfa Polaris has been commissioned by the Granollers City Council to develop the concept design and the construction stage document for a new footbridge over the river Congost. The new structure is part of the new EC Granollers Football Pitch scheme, which will be moved from the city centre to this outskirt area.

17.11.2016 / Xavier Font member of the jury for the Catalonia Construction Awards 2017

 

Xavier Font joins the jury panel for the Catalonia Construction Awards held by the Col.legi d’Aparelladors de Barcelona (CAATEEB). The awards will be given at the night ceremony that will take place on 6th July 2017 in Barcelona. The rest of the members of the jury panel will be: Jordi Gosalves (CAATEEB), Josep Maria Forteza (CAATEEB), Celestí Ventura (Uniq Residential), Natalia Crespo (SGS), Joan Camps (freelance), and Eduard Gascón (TAC Arquitectes). More information here.

09.07.2016 / Callús bridge officially opened to the public

 

The refurbished bridge over the River Cardener was inaugurated today with the attendance of representatives from the Diputació de Barcelona, promoter of the scheme, and the Callús Borough Council.

25.03.2016 / Can Gili Footbridge project featured by World Architecture magazine

 

And article about the Callus Footbridge scheme, whose design was developed by Alfa Polaris, has been included at the March issue of the Chinese magazine World Architecture, dedicated to footbridges from all around the world.

29.02.2016 / Callús bridge opens again

The deck replacement of the bridge over the River Cardener in Callús is completed and from now on the crossing is accessible again. Work on the removal of the road diversion, which was necessary for the substitution of the deck, will start today.

More information here.

10.01.2016 / Xavier Font member of the jury for the Catalonia Construction Awards 2016

 

For the second time, Xavier Font will be member of the jury panel for the Catalonia Construction Awards held by the Col.legi d’Aparelladors de Barcelona (CAATEEB). The awards will be given at the night ceremony that will take place on 9th June 2016 in Barcelona. The rest of the members of the jury panel are: Àngels Sánchez (CAATEEB), Celestí Ventura (Uniq Residential), Enric Batlle (Batlle | Roig Architects), Montserrat Bosch (UPC Polytechnic University of Catalonia), and Susana Pavón (UPC Polytechnic University of Catalonia). More information here.

27.10.2015 / Erection of the new deck for the Callús bridge begins

 

Yesterday the first section of the new deck for the bridge over the River Cardener in Callús was positioned into place. Work on the erection of the new Corten steel structure is expected to last until the end of next week. 

12.05.2015 / Montornès Footbridge opens to the public

 

The new footbridge over the River Mogent in Montornès del Vallès (Barcelona) was officially opened to the public today. Alfa Polaris was responsible for the concept design, the construction stage document and the assistance to the site supervision.

More information here.

16.03.2015 / Montornès Footbridge deck lifted to its position

 

Today the Corten steel truss deck of the footbridge over the River Mogent in Montornès del Vallès was lifted to its final position. The structure was transported to the site in three sections, which were welded together on the left bank. Two cranes were necessary for its erection. Its opening is expected in two months.

27.02.2015 / Work kicks off on deck replacement of the bridge over the River Cardener in Callús

 

Work on the deck replacement of the BV-3003 road bridge over the River Cardener in Callús (Barcelona) starts this week and is expected to last 10 months. Alfa Polaris developed the concept design and the construction stage document, and will be responsible for the site supervision. This bridge, owned by the Diputació de Barcelona, promoter of the scheme, was originally built in 1931. Its reinforced concrete deck was destroyed during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and reconstructed in 1943.

01.02.2015 / Anta Ingeniería Civil and Alfa Polaris join forces

 

Mario Guisasola, director and owner of the San Sebastian based engineering company Anta Ingeniería Civil, and Xavier Font have decided to create a new firm, Ntropia, to raise their competitiveness in the international market.

More information here.

15.01.2015 / Xavier Font member of the jury for the Catalonia Construction Awards 2015

Xavier Font has been appointed as a member of the jury panel for the Catalonia Construction Awards 2015, held by the Col.legi d’Aparelladors de Barcelona (CAATEEB). The awards will be given at the event that will take place in Barcelona on 9th June 2015. Other participants of the jury panel are: Alex Guillén (TEYCO Construction Company), Àngels Sánchez (CAATEEB), Enric Batlle (Batlle | Roig Architects), Montserrat Bosch (UPC Polytechnic University of Catalonia), and Susana Pavón (UPC Polytechnic University of Catalonia). More information here.