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Olympic Aquatic Center – London, UK

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Building:  Olympic Aquatic Center, 2012 Summer Olympics
Location:  Stratford, London, UK
Completion: Roof complete August 2009, Bldg. complete 2011
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Structural Engineer:  ARUP
Services Engineer:  ARUP
Construction: Balfour Beatty

AE Interests:  2012 London Summer Olympics, Complex Geometry, large-span (3 supports),  Olympic Mode (w/stands) and Legacy Mode, Steel Roof Fan-Truss Structure, Software Process Maya to Rhino to Revit. Underside of roof will be red louro timber. Roofing is standing seam metal. `

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UTL2011-A, UTL2011-E, UTL2011C?

Article:
BDOnline 9/10/10 – roof

Written by Cullen Vance

June 25, 2010 at 8:00 am

Posted in Under Construction

Sports Centre – Zug, Switzerland

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Building:  Sports Centre (Sporthalle Zug)
Location:  Zug, Switzerland
Completion:  2001
Architect:  Betrix & Consolascio Architekten
AE Interests:  Amethyst coloured structural glass sheet exterior, piers supporting roof

Written by Cullen Vance

January 21, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Posted in Built

Guglielmini House – Pregassona, Switzerland

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Building:  Guglielmini House
Location:  Pregassona, Switzerland
Completion: 2002
Architect: Luca Gazzaniga
Associate:  Carlo Ceccolini
AE Interests:  Built into a steep hillside, use of assymetry and glass to incorpate natural surroundings into structure

Written by Cullen Vance

January 21, 2010 at 4:44 pm

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Ferretti Arnaboldi House – Locarno, Switzerland

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Building:  Ferretti Arnaboldi House
Location:  Locarno, Switzerland
Architect:  Michele Arnaboldi Architetto
Completion: 1999
AE Interests:  Large cantilevered concrete slabs, Use of piles and spread footings to secure foundation in soil on hillside

Written by Cullen Vance

January 21, 2010 at 4:33 pm

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Oratorio Di Porta: Brissago, Switzerland

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Building:  Oratorio Di Porta (Chiesa di Porta)
Location:  Brissago, Switzerland
Architect:  Raffaele Cavadini
Completion:  1996
AE Interests:  Reinforced Concrete Skeleton

Written by Cullen Vance

January 21, 2010 at 4:26 pm

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House Willimann – Sevgein, Switzerland

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Building:  House Willimann
Location:  Darschaleuns, Sevgein, Switzerland
Completion: 1999
Architect:  Bearth & Deplazes
AE Interests:  Gable roof, Hillside placement, Polygonal plan, Inexpensive materials making constructiong more difficult

Written by Cullen Vance

January 21, 2010 at 3:54 pm

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School – Paspels, Switzerland

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Building: School
Location:  Paspels, Switzerland
Completion:  2005
Architect:  Valerio Olgiati
AE Interests:  Reinforced Concrete Monolith,  All exterior corners are made to be perceived as right angles, Two right angles per interior room

Written by Cullen Vance

January 21, 2010 at 3:43 pm

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Liner Museum – Appenzell, Switzerland

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Building:  Liner Museum
Location:  Appenzell, Switzerland
Architect:  Gigon and Guyer
Client:  Stiftung Karl Liner
Landscape Design:  Kienast Vogt & Partner”
Completion:  1998
AE Interests:  Simple, Cost-efficient, Lighting through entrance, end, and skylights, steel shingle skin

Written by Cullen Vance

January 21, 2010 at 3:16 pm

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Production and Office Facility – Baar, Switzerland

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Building:  Production and Office Facility
Location:  Baar, Switzerland
Completion:  2002
Size:  7,800 sqm
Client:  TRUMPF GmbH & Co
AE Interests:  Laser Cutting Production, Folding Exterior Skin, Built on a Sloping Topography

Written by Cullen Vance

January 21, 2010 at 2:55 pm

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“The Hotel” – Luzern, Switzerland

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Building:  “The Hotel”
Location:  Sempacherstrasse 14, CH-6002 Luzern, Switzerland
Architect:  Jean Nouvel
Construction Cost:  $4.9 Million
Owner:  Urs Karli
Project Manager:  D.Laurent, M.Raasch, AJN
Inauguration: August 7, 2000
Original Construction of Building:  1907
AE Interests:  Rennovation,  Extensive use of metal and wood panels, Projections on all room ceilings

Written by Cullen Vance

January 21, 2010 at 2:38 pm

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The Opus Building – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Building:  The Opus Building
Location:  Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Completion:  2011
Architect:  Zaha Hadid
Project Architect:  Christos Passas
Local Architect:  Arex Consultans
Structural Engineer:  Whitbybird
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer:  Whitbybird
Facade Engineer:  Whitbybird
Fire Engineering:  SAFE
AE Interests:  Extensive use of curved glass in the void, use of lighting to enhance the view of the void at night, three separate buildings made to appear as one

Written by Cullen Vance

August 30, 2009 at 5:14 pm

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Ordrupgaard Museum Extension – Copenhagen, Denmark

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Building:  Ordrupgaard Museum Extension
Location:  Copenhagen, Denmark
Completed:  August 2005
Architect:  Zaha Hadid Architects
Design:  Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
Project Architect: Ken Bostock (Zaha Hadid)
Project Team:  Caroline Krogh Andersen (Zaha Hadid)
Modelmaker:  Riann Steenkamp (Zaha Hadid)
Associate Architect: PLH Arkitekter
Structural Engineers:  Jane Wernick Associates, Birch & Krogboe
Service Engineers:  Ove Arup & Parnters, Birch & Krogboe
Lighting Consultants: Arup Lighting
Acoustic Consultants: Birch & Krogboe
AE Interests:  extension on an existing building, natural lighting sources, an in-situ black lava concrete skin

Written by Cullen Vance

August 28, 2009 at 2:43 pm

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Central Building – BMW Plant – Leipzig, Germany

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Building:  Central Building – BMW Plant
Location:  Leipzig Germany
Completed:  2005
Architect:  Zaha Hadid Architects
Design:  Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
Project Architects:  Jim Heverin/Lars Teichmann (Zaha Hadid)
Landscape Architect: Gross. Max
Structural Engineer:  IFB Dr. Braschel AG, Anthony Hunt Associates
Lighting Design: Equation Design
AE Interests:  Engineered to have all levels of employees interacting

Written by Cullen Vance

August 28, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Posted in Built

Cagliari Contemporary Arts Centre – Cagliari, Italy

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Building:  Cagliari Contemporary Arts Centre
Location:  Cagliari, Italy
Architect:  Zaha Hadid Architects
Design:  Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
Project Architect:  Paola Cattarin
Local Architect: Luca Peralta
Environmental Sustainability:  Max Fordham LLp, Neil Smith
Mechanical and electrical system:  Max Fordham LLp, Neil Smith
Structure:  Adams Kara Taylor
Quantity Surveyor:  Building Consulting Naples, Pasquale Miele
AE Interests:  3 phase construction,  large and versatile open spaces

Written by Cullen Vance

August 28, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Guangzhou Opera House – Guangzhou, China

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Building:  Guangzhou Opera House
Location:  Guangzhou, China
Architect:  Zaha Hadid Architects
Project Director:  Woody K.T. Yao & Patrick Schumacher
Project Architect:  Simon Yu
AE Interests:  Twin boulder design, materials

Written by Cullen Vance

August 28, 2009 at 1:50 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion – Zaragoza, Spain

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Building: Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion
Location:  Zaragoza, Spain
Completed:  2008
Arhitect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Design:  Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
Project Architect:  Manuela Gatto (Associate)
Engineers:  ARUP Associates

AE Interests:  water sustainability, divided into four interlocking elements inorder to distribute the weight, use of a permeable schark-scale membrane creates a micro climate utilizing the natural airflow

Written by Cullen Vance

August 28, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Posted in Built

Port House – Antwerp, Belgium

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Building:  Port House
Location:  Antwerp, Belgium
Expected Completion: 2013
Architect:  Zaha Hadid Architects
Design:  Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
Project Architect:  Joris Pauwels
Project Support:  Bureau Bouwtechniek
Structural Engineers:  Studieburo Mouton bvba
Service Engineers:  Ingenium nv & Daidalos Peutz
Stability: Studieburo Mouton
Restoration: Origin
Special technology: Ingenium
Acoustics: Daidalos Peutz
AE Interests:  addition to an existing building, glass and aluminum panneling

Written by Cullen Vance

August 28, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Guggenheim Hermitage Museum – Vilnius, Lithuania

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Building:  Guggenheim Hermitage Museum
Location:  Vilnius, Lithuania
Completion:  2011
Architect:  Zaha Hadid Architects with Patrik Schumacher
Project Architects:  Thomas Vietzke, Jens Borstelmann

AE Interests:  digital fabrication methods, intense use of technology to bring to life the fluidity and flow of the building, building envelope

Written by Cullen Vance

August 28, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Phaeno Science Center – Wolfsburg, Germany

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Building:  Phaeno Science Center
Location:  Wolfsburg
Completed: 24 November 2005
Architect: Zaha Hadid
Project Architect: Christos Passas
Structural Engineers: Adams Kara Taylor, Tokarz Freirichs Leipold
Service Engineers: NEK, Buro Happold

AE Interests:  Europe’s largest building made of “self-compacting concrete,”  majority of building is raised off the ground allowing visitors to pass through with ease

Written by Cullen Vance

August 28, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Posted in Built

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