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San Juan Medical Center – Pamplona, Spain

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Building: San Juan Medical Center
Location: San Juan neighborhood, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
Completion: 2001
Architect: Francisco Mangado
Type of Building: Public

AE Interests: canted turrets for vertical interest, zinc-clad structure contrasts with rear apartment towers

Written by Ben Ash

January 25, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Posted in Built

UPF Library – Barcelona, Spain

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Building: UPF Library
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Completion: 1999
Architects: Lluis Clotet Ballus and Ignacio Paricio Ansuategui
Type of Building: Cultural

AE Interests: interior shows massive load-bearing columns and arches, modern and older elements, inverted pyramids of mirrored glass within the skylights reflect and expanse of water

Written by Ben Ash

January 25, 2010 at 3:28 pm

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Alonso-Planas House – Barcelona, Spain

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Building: Alonso-Planas Hosue
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Completion: 1998
Architects: Carlos Ferrater and Joan Guibernau
Type of Building: Residential

AE Interests: The sloped fold of concrete, punctured with a circular skylight, provides a sheltered workshop and viewing platform above

Written by Ben Ash

January 25, 2010 at 3:19 pm

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Terrassa City Morgue – Barcelona, Spain

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Building: Terrassa City Morgue
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Completion: 2002
Architect: Jordi Badia, BAAS Architects
Service Engineer: Consulting Lluis Duart SL
Structural Engineer: Eduard Doce
Civil Engineer: Francesc Belart
Type of Building: Religious

AE Interests: flat roof, rectilinear, glass/concrete/wood structure, an optimistic image of death (a white box somewhere between heaven and earth)

Written by Ben Ash

January 25, 2010 at 3:07 pm

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University Law Faculty – Girona, Spain

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Building: University Law Faculty
Location: Girona, Spain
Completion: 1999
Architect: RCR Arcitects (Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta)
Type of Building: Educational

AE Interests: modern fortress, three rectangular volumes on a pyramid base, sophisticated light filters for interior comfort

Written by Ben Ash

January 25, 2010 at 3:06 pm

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Swimming Palivion – Girona, Spain

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Building: Swimming Pavilion
Location: Girona, Spain
Completion: 1998
Architects: RCR Architects (Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta)
Type of Building: Sports

AE Interests: linear composition and slightly curved shaped, two horizontal planes combined to create four independent spaces, structure of rolled steel sections

Written by Ben Ash

January 25, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Posted in Built

Kursaal Auditorium – Donostia, Spain

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Building: Kursaal Auditorium
Location: Donostia, Spain
Completion: 1999
Architecture: Rafael Moneo
Structural Engineers: Javier Manterola, Corres and Associates, Jesus Jimenes Canas
Type of Building: Cultural

AE interests: Glass walls able to withstand harsh weather conditions, complex structure, blends in during the day and is illuminated at night, base formed of prefabricated slate slabs

Written by Ben Ash

January 25, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Posted in Built

M-U Housing – Urretxu, Spain

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Building: M-U Housing
Location: Urretxu, Spain
Completion: 2001
Architect: Victoria Acebo and Angel Alonso
Type of Building: Residential

AE Interests: Lightweight steel structure perched on stilts,  housing multiple residents, completely glazed in section, open courtyard

Written by Ben Ash

January 25, 2010 at 3:00 pm

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Sports Complex – Galdakao, Spain

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Building: Sports Complex
Location: Galdakao, Spain
Completion: May 2005
Principal Designers: Miguel A. Alonso del Val, Rufino J. Hernandez Minguillon, Sol Madridejos Fernandez, Juan Carlos Sancho Osinaga
Design Team: Asier Atxurra, Miguela Modrego
Technical Architects: Miguel Aldaz Garcia Mina
Type of Building: Sports

AE Interests: strategic use of longitudinal corridors for lighting, contemporary, form follows function, street facade predominately constructed of pre-cast concrete panels

Written by Ben Ash

January 25, 2010 at 2:57 pm

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Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall – Bilbao, Spain

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Building: Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall
Location: Bilbao, Spain
Completion: February 1999
Architects: Federico Soriano and Dolores Palacios
Client: Palacio Euskalduna; Euskalduna Jurengia
Type of Building: Cultural

AE Interests: Form follows function, largest stage in Europe, designed to compliment Frank Gehry´s Guggenheim Museum, cor-ten steel casting, patterned glazing on the waterfront

Written by Ben Ash

January 25, 2010 at 2:55 pm

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Jewish Museum Berlin – Berlin, Germany

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Building: Jewish Museum Berlin
Location: Lindenstrasse 9-14, 10969 Berlin (Kreuzberg), Germany
Completion: 1999
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Landscape Architect: Müller, Knippschild, Wehberg
Structural Engineer: GSE Tragwerkplaner, IGW Ingenieurgruppe Wiese
Civil Engineer: Cziesielski + Partner
MEP Engineer: Klimasystemtechnik
Lighting Designers: Lichtplanung Dinnebier KG
Contractors: Fischer Bau (Raw Construction), Werner & Sohn (Facade), Trube & Kings (Windows)

AE Interests: the design of the Museum engenders a fundamental rethinking of architecture in relation to its program; the social, political and cultural history of the Jews in Germany from the 4th century to the present

Written by Ben Ash

September 1, 2009 at 1:10 pm

Posted in Built

Imperial War Museum – Manchester, England

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Imperial

Building:Imperial War Museum
Location: Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester M17 1TZ, Great Britain
Completion: 2001
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Association with Architect of Record: Leach Rhodes Walker
Project Management: Gardiner and Theobald Management Services
Structural Engineer: ARUP
Mechanical Engineer: Mott MacDonald
Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine, Ltd.

AE Interests: the building is the interlocking of three shards representing earth, air, and water; the concept for the project is that of a globe shattered into fragments and then reassembled as an iconic emblem of conflict

Written by Ben Ash

September 1, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Posted in Built

Glass Courtyard – Berlin, Germany

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Glass

Building:Glass Courtyard
Location: Jewish Museum Berlin, Lindenstrasse 9-14, 10969 Berlin, Germany
Completion: 2007
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Architect of Record: Reese Architekten
Structural Engineer: GSE, Ingenieur;gesellschaft mbH
Raw Construction: Markische Ingenieur Bau
MEP Engineer: Clean Room Consulting Gmbh
Lighting Designer: Studio Dinnebier

AE Interests: has a transparent glass roof and curtain walls that offer unobstructed views of the garden. In the summer, sliding doors can be opened along the lower front elevation to transform the courtyard into an outdoor space

Written by Ben Ash

September 1, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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Felix Nussbaum Museum – Osnabrueck, Germany

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Felix

Building: Felix Nussbaum Museum
Location: Heger-Tor-Wall 28, 49078 Osnabrück, Germany
Completion: Summer 1998
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Architect of Record: Reinders & Partner
Structural Engineer: Watermann
Landscape Architect: Müller, Knippschild, Wehberg
Mechanical Engineer: Jäger & Partner, Beratende Ingenieure
Lighting Designer: Dinnebier Licht
Contractor: Reinders and Partner

AE Interests: precise symbolic programme with an unusual way of arranging space, questions the regular geometries of Berlin’s historical blocks

Written by Ben Ash

September 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm

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London Metropolitan University Graduate Centre – London, England

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London

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Building: London Metropolitan University Graduate Centre
Location: Graduate Centre, 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB, England
Completion: 2004
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Structural Engineer: Cadogan Tietz
Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing: WSP Group
Contractor: Costain

AE Interests: a very “Libeskind-like” form which animates a rather dull and grey part of northern London, serves not only as a facility to enhance the staff and student experience, but also as a rentable community space

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Written by Ben Ash

September 1, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Posted in Built

Memoria e Luce – Padua, Italy

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Memoria

Building: Memoria e Luce (9/11 Memorial)
Location: Giardini delle Porte Contarine, Via Giotto, 35137 Padua PD, Italy
Completion: 2007
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Structural Engineer: AMIS Agenziamilanostrutture
Lighting Design: iGuzzini
Contractor: Permasteelisa

AE Interests: features a twisted steel beam salvaged from the wreckage of the World Trade Center, lighting and architecture make the memorial intriguing and effective

Written by Ben Ash

September 1, 2009 at 12:44 pm

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Royal Ontario Museum – Toronto, Ontario

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Royal

Building: Royal Ontario Museum
Location: 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C6, Canada
Completion: 2007
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Landscape Architect: Quinn Design Associates
Structural Engineer: Arup, Halsall Associates
Mechanical Engineer: Arup, TMP Consulting Engineers
Electrical Engineer: Arup, MBII
Joint Venture Partner: Bregman+ Hamann Architects
Contractor: Vanbots Construction

AE Interests: geometry and combination of planes, intended as a renovation, but became an addition, it has become a dynamic center for the city

Written by Ben Ash

September 1, 2009 at 12:39 pm

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Studio Weil – Mallorca, Spain

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Studio

Building: Studio Weil
Location: CMO. San Carlos, Port d’Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Completion: 2003
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Structural Engineers: Adolfo Alonso Dura, Gracia Lopez Pationo
Joint Venture Partner: Jaime Vidal Contesi
Lighting Designers: Studio Dinnebier
Contractor: Goccisa

AE Interests: The architecture in its form, materiality and geometry illuminates, complements and gives voice to the art of Barbara Weil

Written by Ben Ash

September 1, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Posted in Built

The Wohl Centre – Ramat-Gan, Israel

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The Wohl

Building: The Wohl Centre
Location: Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 52900, Israel
Completion: 2005
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Architect of Record: The Heder Architecture
Project Management: Vinko Yeeffet
Structural Engineer: Josef Kahan & Partners
Mechanical and Sanitary: Ben-Zvi Consulting Engineers
Acoustic Engineer: Abraham Melzer & Uzi Livni
Electrical Engineer: Kannewischer Ingenieurbüro
Contractor: Ortam-Sahar Ltd.

AE Interests: Apparent in the form of the building is the interrelation between the dynamics of knowledge, the Book, and the unifying role of faith, the Spine.

Written by Ben Ash

August 31, 2009 at 11:30 pm

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Westside Shopping and Leisure Centre – Bern, Switzerland

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Westside

Building: Westside Shopping and Leisure Centre
Location: Riedbachstrasse 100, 3027 Bern, Switzerland
Completion: 2008
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Project Management: Sulzer and Buzzi Baumanagement AG
Structural Engineer: Ingenieurgemeinschaft Westsideb B+S Ingenieur AG / Moor Hauser & Partner AG
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: Kannewischer Ingenieurbüro
Landscape Architect: 4d AG Landschaftsarchitekten
General Contractor: ARGE TU Westside, Rhomberg Bau AG/Strabag AG

AE Interests: The architecture radically reinvents the concept of shopping, entertainment and living

Written by Ben Ash

August 31, 2009 at 11:19 pm

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The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge – Covington, Kentucky

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Building: The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge
Location: 1 Roebling Way, Covington, Kentucky
Completion: March 2008
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Architect of Record: GBBN Architects
Structural Engineer: THP Limited
Mechanical Engineer: KLH Engineering
Civil  Engineer: CCA Engineering, LLC
Contractor: Dugan & Meyers Construction

AE Interests: Curving crescent form, each room has an unobstructed view of the Cincinnati skyline

Written by Ben Ash

August 28, 2009 at 12:45 am

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Contemporary Jewish Museum – San Francisco, California

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Contemporary Jewish Museum

Building: Contemporary Jewish Museum
Location: 736, Mission Street, San Francisco, California
Completion: 2008
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Association with Architect of Record: WRNS
Project Manager: KPM Consultant
Structural Engineer: ARUP and OLMM Consulting Engineers
Mechanical and Plumbing: Ajmani & Pamidi, Inc
Electrical  Engineer: Silverman and Light, Inc

AE Interests: presents events including exhibitions, live music, film screenings, lectures and discussions, and educational activities, very geometric, extensive facade

Written by Ben Ash

August 28, 2009 at 12:44 am

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18.36.54 – Connecticut, USA

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Building: 18.36.54
Location: Connecticut, USA
Completion: 1999
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Structural Engineer: Hage Engineering, PC
Mechanical Engineer: P.A Collins, P.E
Civil  Engineer: CCA Engineering, LLC
Lighting Designers: ARUP Lighting
Windows: Steel Windows & Doors USA
Building Science Consultant: Simpson Gumphertz & Heger
Contractor: CN Renovation Co., Inc
Facade Contractor: A. Zahner Compan

AE Interests: Geometry (18 planes, 36 points, 54 lines), interior versus exterior space, “house in the landscape”

Written by Ben Ash

August 28, 2009 at 12:44 am

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The Danish Jewish Museum – Copenhagen, Denmark

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Building: The Danish Jewish Museum
Location: Galejhuset, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, København (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Completion: 2003
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Consulting Engineer: Hansen & Henneberg
Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers: Moe and Brødsgaard
Landscape Consultants: GHB Landskabsarkitekter
Exhibition Design: Kvorning Design & Kommunikation
Contractor: Tomrerfirma Gert Fogt

AE Interests: developed from Mitzvah (an obligation or a good deed) in Hebrew, form, lighting and structure are unique, interior is innovative

Written by Ben Ash

August 28, 2009 at 12:44 am

Posted in Built

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