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Popcentrum 013 – Tilburg, The Netherlands

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Building: Popcentrum 013
Location: Veemarktstraat 44, 5038 CV Tilburg, Netherlands
Completed: 1998
Architect: Benthem Crouwel Architects
Engineer: TU Delft
Artist: Gerald van der Kaap
Client: City of Tilburg

AE Interests: Venue for pop and rock music, meshes with parking structure as a single mass, facades and roof are clad in black EPDM rubber filled with glass wool, real CDs attached to the surface of the facades

Written by Benjamin Meinke

January 26, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Posted in Built

Hedge House Art Gallery – Wijlre, The Netherlands

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Building:  Hedge House Art Gallery
Location: Kasteel Wijlreweg 1, 6321PP Wijlre, Netherlands
Completed: 2001
Architect:  Wiel Arets Architects and Associates
Client: Jo en Marlies Eijck-Voncken

AE Interests: Built in the 17th century pleasure gardens of Wijlre Castle, sought to harmonize nature with art, includes exhibition space for art, greenhouse, and hen house

Written by Benjamin Meinke

January 25, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Posted in Built

Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum – Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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Building:  Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum
Location: Bilderdijklaan 10, 5611 NH Eindhoven, Netherlands
Completed: 2002
Architect:  Abel Cahen
Structural Engineer: Abel Cahen
Client:  Municipality of Eindhoven

AE Interests: Renovation and extension of original museum built in 1936, new building 4 times the size of original, organic integration with old building stonework and tiling facade with alternating shades of gray

Written by Benjamin Meinke

January 25, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Posted in Built

Water Tower House – Brasschaat, Belgium

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Building:  Water Tower House
Location: Brasschaat, Belgium (outside of Antwerpen)
Completed: 1996
Architect:  Jo Crepian
Project Architect: Dirk Engelen
Client:  Jan Moereels

AE Interests: Concrete water tower renovated into residential home, industrial u-glass facades, steel stairways connecting levels, reinforced concrete, galvanized steel, and glass design

Written by Benjamin Meinke

January 25, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Posted in Built

Chasse Park Apartments – Breda, The Netherlands

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Building:  Chasse Park Apartments
Location:  Nonnenveld 29, 4811 HN Breda, Netherlands
Completed: 2001
Architect:  Xaveer De Geyter Architects
Landscape Architect: West 8 Landscape Architects
Realization: ABT Bouwkunde
Engineer: Snellen, Meulemans en Van Schaaik
Client:  Chasse CV (Joint ventrue: Proper Stok Woningen, Wiliam Bouw)

AE Interests: Former military site, 5 towers of 137 apartments,  ‘campus’ dynamic, autonomous groups of buildings frame a public park, building facades interact in different ways with interior gardens

Written by Benjamin Meinke

January 25, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Posted in Built

Exhibition Building in the Former Concentration Camp – Vught, The Netherlands

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Building:  Museum National Monument, Camp Vught
Location:  Lunettenlaan 600, 5263 NT Vught, the Netherlands
Completed: 2001
Architect:  Claus en Kaan Architects
Client: Stichting Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught

AE Interests: Memorial and exhibition building marks the entrance of the former concentration camp, building forms a screen for the site, simple blank facades, horizontal bands of roman terracotta tiles alternate with rows of heavy bricks

Written by Benjamin Meinke

January 25, 2010 at 2:01 pm

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Popstage Mezz – Breda, The Netherlands

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Building:  Popstage Mezz
Location:  Keizerstraat 101 (Chassée-terrein), 4811HL Breda, The Netherlands
Completed: 2002
Architect:  Erick van Egeraat Associated Architects (EEA)
Contractor: SV Metaaldak Specialist BV, Beek en Donk
Client:  Municipality of Breda, Dienst RME, Breda

AE Interests: Theater addition onto existing building, emerges from the earth with an animal-like shape, double dome structure with empty space between, hybrid cement and steel framework, pre-oxidized copper exterior, no exterior openings, gill-like slits for the structure to breathe

Written by Benjamin Meinke

January 25, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Posted in Built

INHolland University – Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Building:  INHolland University
Location:  Posthumalaan 90, 3072 AG Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Completed: 2000, 2008 Extension
Architect:  Erick van Egeraat Associated Architects (EEA)
Structural Engineer: ABT
Contractor: Giesbers Bouw

AE Interests: Stands by the water, covered entirely in glass, cable-suspended interior bridges, golden screen façade extension, sustainable design

Written by Benjamin Meinke

January 25, 2010 at 1:46 pm

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Museum Boijmans van Beuningen – Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Building:  Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
Location:  Museumpark 20, NL-3015 CX Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Completed: 2003
Architect:  Robbrecht and Daem Architecten
Client: Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

AE Interests: Renovation, combines contemporary insertions with a historic core, simplistic design, concrete and glass

Written by Benjamin Meinke

January 25, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Posted in Built

St. Mary of the Angels Chapel – Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Building:  St. Mary of the Angels Chapel
Location:  Nieuwe Crooswijkseweg 123, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Completed: 2001
Architect:  Mecanoo Architecten
Structural Engineer:  ABT bv, Delft
General Contractor:  H&B bouw, Sassenheim
Client: R.K. begraafsplaats Rotterdam

AE Interests: Golden ceiling, wavelike “moving” wall, floating roof, tin-plated copper walls, located in St. Lawrence cemetary

Written by Benjamin Meinke

January 25, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Posted in Built

Emergency Services Centre – St Gallen, Switzerland

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Building: Emergency Services Center
Location: St. Gallen, Switzerland
Completed:  1998
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava

AE Interests: underground building, elliptical glass roof, first use of moveable roof to control daylight, sculpture appearance set in a historic background

Written by Benjamin Meinke

August 30, 2009 at 5:13 pm

Posted in Built

WTC Transportation Hub – Manhattan, New York

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Building: World Trade Center Transportation Hub
Location: Manhattan, New York
Expected Completion:  2012
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Architect of Record: Downtown Design Partnership, a joint venture of DMJM + Harris, STV Group Inc., and Parson’s Transportation
Engineering Team: Parsons; William Nicholas Bodouva & Associates; Severud Associates Consulting Engineers, P.C.; Jaros, Baum & Bolles; and Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers

AE Interests: Giant bird-like form like one being released from a child’s hands, symbol of hope, columns of light, both beauty and functionality, steel and glass design

Written by Benjamin Meinke

August 28, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Three Bridges Over the Hoofdvaart – Haarlemmermeer, the Netherlands

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Building: Three Bridges Over the Hoofdvaart
Location: Haarlemmermeer, the Netherlands
Completed:  2004
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava

AE Interests: cable-stayed bridges each having a main steel pylon in the form of a spindle, sculptural shapes, landmark designs, named the Lyre, the Harp, and the Lute

Written by Benjamin Meinke

August 28, 2009 at 2:36 pm

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High Rise Apartment Tower “Turning Torso” – Malmo, Sweden

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Building: High Rise Apartment Tower in Malmo
Location: Malmo, Sweden
Completed:  2005
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava
ME Engineer: Calatrava

AE Interests: Form based on sculpture “twisting torso”, freestanding sculptural element, nine cubes twisting 90 degrees, innovative energy requirements, energy supplied entirely by renewable resources

Written by Benjamin Meinke

August 28, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Posted in Built

Sondica Airport Terminal & Control Tower – Bilbao, Spain

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Building: Sondica Airport Terminal & Control Tower
Location: Bilbao, Spain
Completed:  2000
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava
ME Engineer: Calatrava

AE Interests: aerodynamic roof, canted glazed facade, views of the runways

Written by Benjamin Meinke

August 28, 2009 at 2:05 pm

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City of Arts – Valencia, Spain

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Building: City of the Arts
Location: Valencia, Spain
Completed: 2004
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava

AE Interests: Futuristic city within a city, complex geometry, ensemble of buildings including a planetarium, science museum, oceanarium, and arts palace, white concrete.  `

Written by Benjamin Meinke

August 28, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Posted in Built

Tenerife Opera House – Tenerife, Spain

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Building: Tenerife Opera House
Location: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Completed: 2003
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava

AE Interests: dramatic tidal wave shaped roof design, landmark structure, connects city to ocean, architects first performing arts design

Written by Benjamin Meinke

August 28, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Posted in Built

Footbridge Puente de la Mujer – Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Building: Footbridge “Puente de la Mujer”
Location: Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Completed: 2001
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava

AE Interests: asymmetrical design, cable-stayed suspension bridge, swing bridge, rotates 90 degrees between two fixed bridges to allow passage of water vessels

Written by Benjamin Meinke

August 28, 2009 at 12:46 pm

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Milwaukee Art Museum – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Building: Milwaukee Art Museum
Location: 700 N. Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Completed: 2001
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava
Architect of Record: David Kahler
Landscape Architect: Dan Kiley 

AE Interests: parabolic-shaped design, moveable wing-like sun screen is raised and lowered to control both temperature and light in the structure, organic forms, technological innovation.

Written by Benjamin Meinke

August 28, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Posted in Built

Chicago Spire – Chicago, Illinois

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Building: Chicago Spire
Location: 400 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL
Expected Completion: construction stopped
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Architect of Record: Perkins + Will
Structural Engineer: Calatrava
Structural Engineer of Record: Thornton Tomasetti
MEP: Cosentini Associates

AE Interests: twisting 2,000 ft skyscraper, will be tallest building in the US and tallest residential building in the world upon completion

Written by Benjamin Meinke

August 28, 2009 at 11:57 am

Posted in Under Construction

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