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Les Bains des Docks – Le Havre, France

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Building: Les Bains des Docks (Aquatic Center)
Location: Le Havre, France
Completion: July 2008
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Client: Mairie du Havre, CODAH

AE Interests: Clean geometric design with a very organic character, minimized echoing and sound carriage

Written by Brogan Heilmann-Jensen

September 9, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Posted in Built

National Museum of Qatar – Doha, Qatar

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Building: National Museum of Qatar
Location: Doha, Qatar
Expected Completion: December 2014
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Client: Qatar Museums Authority

AE Interests: The interlocking disks that compose the building are of varying curvature and diameter, both the exterior and interior are made up of interlocking disks, seeks LEED Silver certification relying mostly on creating shady and cool areas with thermal buffer zones within the disks

Written by Brogan Heilmann-Jensen

August 26, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Posted in Under Construction

100 11th Avenue – Chelsea, New York

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Building: 100 11th Avenue
Location: Chelsea, New York
Completion: 2010
Client: Cape Advisor Inc., Alf Naman Real Estate Advisors
Design Architect: Jean Nouvel
Executive Architect: Beyer Blinder Belle
Structural Engineer: DeSimone Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer: AKF Engineers
Geotech Engineer: Langan Engineering
Construction Manager: Gotham Construction

AE Interests: Every glass panel of the curtain wall is tilted at a different angle, there are over 1,650 different window panes across the curved surface, LEED certified, the curtain wall captures daylight differently throughout the day and the year

Written by Brogan Heilmann-Jensen

August 26, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Posted in Built

Culture and Convention Center – Lucerne, Switzerland

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Building: Culture and Convention Center, “KKL”
Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Completion: 2000
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Acoustic Engineer: Russell Johnson

AE Interests:  the overhang that reaches 45 meters on the diagonal with a height of 21 meters, the structure is aligned with the environment rather than dominating it

Written by Brogan Heilmann-Jensen

August 26, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Posted in Built

Puerta America Hotel – Madrid, Spain

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Building: Puerta America Hotel, “Museum for a night”
Location: Madrid, Spain
Completion: 2000
Architects: Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, Ron Arad, David Chipperfield, Kathryn Findlay
Engineers: Rosskopf & Partner
Client: Silken Group
Budget: $94 Million

AE Interests: 19 architects and designers, ‘flowing’ three-dimensional shapes in the rooms

Written by Brogan Heilmann-Jensen

August 26, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Posted in Built

Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom – Stilwerk 2010 – Vienna, Austria

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Building: Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom – Stilwerk
Location: Vienna Austria
Completion: December 2010
Architects: Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Collaborators: Pipiloti Rist, Alain Bony, Henri Labiole, Patrick Blanc
Engineers: Werner Consult Ziviltechniker, Ingenieurconsulent für Bauween, Terrell International, Altherm Engineering, Baden, Buri Müller Partner
Clients: UNIQA Praterstrasse Projekterrichtungs GmbH, ARGE bau-control UNIQA

AE Interests:  Illuminated ceilings, traditional Viennese architecture, slanting/floating roof, 182 bedrooms and suites, panoramic views on the 18th floor

Written by Brogan Heilmann-Jensen

August 26, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Posted in Built

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