PE MASCE CEng MICE, Global Spearhead Director, High-Rise Buildings
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“No matter how big and complex the project — multi-million euro projects in the public realm — we always make time for pure creativity.”
In his more than 15 years as an engineer, Shonn Mills has acquired an impressive portfolio of major international projects, often incorporating bridges and transport infrastructure and including business and retail developments, and public buildings such as stadiums and airports. Long span structures were an early area of expertise.
As Global Divisions Director for Ramboll’s high rise structures, Shonn is expert in engineering for areas of seismic activity and, to disseminate this expertise, founded Ramboll's dynamics task group which he chairs.
Anfield new stadium
A change of ownership at Liverpool Football Club was the catalyst behind the desire for a new, 73,000 seat landmark stadium, with substantially expanded facilities. Ramboll's structural, infrastructure and ground engineers were involved at an early stage of the design process for the Stanley Park site adjacent to Anfield, working closely with HKS architects. The new owners were keen to make reference in proposed new arena to the club's potent history and association with Anfield – home of the club since 1892.
Gateway to St. Petersburg
In early 2010, NCG appointed Ramboll as lead designer of the redevelopment of Pulkovo Airport, which is one of the most ambitious aviation projects currently underway in Europe.
Miroslaw Balka installation, Tate Modern
Tate Modern, London's home of international modern art, is located in a converted power station. Its cavernous former Turbine Hall is 152m x 24m and 30m high, and is the venue for a series of large-scale installations. Miroslaw Balka is the tenth artist to contribute to The Unilever Series, creating a house-sized, light-tight walk-in box on stilts — a sensory deprivation experience.
We worked closely with Balka to finalise the structural design, taking into account a number of constraints, including the floor loading capacity and structural limits of the Turbine Hall. Balka requested that the temporary structure be minimal in detail and portable — the Tate remains open during most art construction works. Balka wanted visitors to be able to walk around the box as well as underne ...