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Oriental Art Center-Shanghai, China

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Building: Oriental Art Center
Location: Shanghai, China
Completion: 2004
Architect: Paul Andreu
Project Manager: Felipe Starling
Accoustics: M. Vian (CSTB)

AE Interest: support structure of the 5 independent petaline Facade is composed of tight-wire space curved steel structure, the facade’s laminated incorporates laminated glass with DuPont™ SentryGlas® Plus structural interlayer, perforated metal sheeting at upper levels for sun screening,  ceiling changes colour during the night to reflect the nature of the performances inside, enclosed by one unique cantilevered roof

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Written by Jessica Spencer

August 30, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Posted in Built

Unilever German Headquarters-Hamburg, Germany

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Building: Unilever  German Headquarters
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Completion: 2009
Architect: Behnisch Architekten
Structural Enginneer: Weber Poll
Mechanical/electrical Engineer: HKP Ingenieure
Energy Consultant: TRANSSOLAR Energietechnik
Façade Consultant: Prof. Michael Lange
Façade Membrane Consultant: Form TL
Landscape: Behnisch Architekten with Enric Miralles – Benedetta Tagliabue

AE Interest: facades are wrapped in a clear foil made of ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) due to high winds, protective membrane sits 1 to 2 meters from the inner facade and is supported by a steel and aluminum frame allowing fresh air to flow into the cavity and through the operable window, no overhead lighting allowed the project team to embed a radiant cooling system in the exposed reinforced-concrete ceiling, raised floors in the offices accommodate functions of mitigating sound transmission and housing the ventilation system

Written by Jessica Spencer

August 30, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Posted in Built

Hamburg Cruise Center-Hamburg, Germany

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Building: Hamburg Cruise Center
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Completion: 2004
Architect: Renner Hainke Wirth
Architectural Engineer: Werner Sobek

AE Interest: design inspired by combining seagoing elements – the container and the sail: walls are comprised of stacked multicolored freight containers,  a dynamically shaped sail-like roof.

Written by Jessica Spencer

August 30, 2010 at 11:32 am

Posted in Built

Zurich Circle-Zurich, Switzerland

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Building: Zurich Circle
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Completion: Ongoing design
Architect: Asymptote
Structural Engineer: Thornton Thomasetti
Lighting Engineer: Bartenbach LichtLabor
Façade Consultant Billings Design Associates
Client: Unique / Flughafen Zurich

AE Interest: four towers set upon a three-story plinth that connects to the surrounding landscape; external galleries between each tower that connect the interior to the city

Written by Jessica Spencer

August 30, 2010 at 10:49 am

Posted in Proposed Design

Guangzhou Gymnasium-Guangzhou, China

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Building: Guangzhou Gymnasium
Location: Guangzhou, China
Completion: 2001
Architect: Paul Andreu
Prime Contractor:
Pearl River Enterprises Group
Project Managemers: Philippe Delaplace 
& Felipe Starling

AE Interest: three shell-shaped buildings have a semi-transparent, white colored roof designed to ensure quality uniform lighting during the day

Written by Jessica Spencer

August 30, 2010 at 10:20 am

Posted in Built

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