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Swiss School of Engineering for the Wood Industry- Biel-Bienne, Switzerland

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Architect: Meili and Peter
Completion: 2000
Structural Engineer: Conzett, Bronzini, Gartmann
Site Management: Hofmann and Huggler
Project Team: Marcel Meili, Markus Peter, Zeno Vogel, Andreas Schmidt, Thomas Schnabel, Othmar Villiger, Thomas Kuhne, Urs Schonenberger, Marc Loeliger
Address: Solothurnstrasse 102, 2504 Biel-Bienne

AE Interests: large scale wood structure, prefabricated elements create skeletal frame, shear and lateral forces on large windows is taken up by solid panels between frames

Written by Jocelyn Citty

January 27, 2010 at 8:31 am

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Friedrich Durrenmatt Centre- Neuchatel, Switzerland

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Architect: Mario Botta
Start Construction: 1997
Completion: 2000
Client: Swiss Confederation
Address: Chemin du Pertuis-du-Sault 74, 2000 Neuchatel

AE Interests: Built into hillside, annex of Durrenmatt’s house, arched pavilion displays Swiss landscape

Written by Jocelyn Citty

January 27, 2010 at 7:47 am

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Vocational School- Wittenberg, Germany

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Architectural Design: Architects + bmp Gorres and Kraatz
Architectural Supervision: bc-bauconsuit GmbH
Completion: 1999
Client: Landkreis Wittenberg
Address: Mittelfeld 50, 06836 Lutherstadt Wittenberh

AE Interests: Lateral wind loads supported mostly by glass and a thin steel frame, integrate technology in the classroom

Written by Jocelyn Citty

January 27, 2010 at 7:40 am

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Sobek House- Stuttgart, Germany

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Architect: Werner Sobek Engineering and Design
Completion: 2000
Client: Werner Sobek
Structural Engineer: Werner Sobek Engineering and Design
Address: Roemerstrasse 128

AE Interests: Completely recyclable, Emissions free, Energy self sufficient, No interior doors or walls, All electrical power from solar panels on roof

Written by Jocelyn Citty

January 27, 2010 at 7:29 am

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Museum of Fantasy- Bernried, Germany

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Architect: Behnisch, Behnisch, and Partner
Completion: 2001
Client: Staatliches Hochbauamt Munchen I
Structural Engineer: Pfefferkern + Partner
Building Physics Engineer: Ingenieurburo Langkau Bayer Bauphysik
Landscape Architect: Luz and Partner
General Contractor: Dyckerhoff and Widmann AG
Address: Am Hirschgarten 1, 82347 Bernried

AE Interests: Slab roof and cantilevered balconies, Long and horizontal shape stretches to lake

Written by Jocelyn Citty

January 27, 2010 at 7:23 am

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Swiss Re Building- Munich, Germany

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Architect: BRT Architects
Competition: 1999
Completion: 2001
Client: Swiss Re Germany AG
Landscape Architects: Martha Schwartz, Peter Kluska
Address: Dieselstrasse 11, Unterfohring

AE Interests: Hanging hedge on perimeter frame that employees can walk on, garden on roof

Written by Jocelyn Citty

January 27, 2010 at 7:09 am

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House S- Ludwigsburg, Germany

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Architect: Bottega + Ehrhardt
Completion: 2002
Client: Willibald Slavicek

AE Interests: Fusion of roof and facade, large overhang, interior is spacious and flooded with light

Written by Jocelyn Citty

January 27, 2010 at 7:03 am

Posted in Built

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