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Neuapostolische Church – Zuchwil, Switzerland

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Building: Neuapostolische Church
Location:  Zuchwil, Switzerland
Structural Engineer: Conzett, Bronzini, Gartmann AG

Written by Lauren Ramos

January 31, 2011 at 2:11 pm

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Footbridges – Viamala, Switzerland

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Structure: Traversina Foot Bridge II
Location: Viamala, Switzerland
Structural Engineer: Conzett, Bronzini, Gartmann AG- Jürg Conzett


Structure: Punt da Saransuns
Location: Viamala, Switzerland
Structural Engineer: Conzett, Bronzini, Gartmann AGJürg
Conzett

Written by Lauren Ramos

January 31, 2011 at 2:01 pm

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina – Alexandria, Egypt

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Photo: Ibrahim Nafie

Building: Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Location: El Shatby, Alexandria 21526, Egypt
Architect: Snøhetta – Craig Dykers, Christoph Kapeller, Kjetil Thorsen
Structural Engineering: Mamdouh Hamza
General Contractors: Arab Contractors, Balfour Beatty Construction

AE Interests: Built on site of original 2000 year old Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Slender concrete interior will support a unique roof design that has no movement joints across its 16,000 square meter area.

Written by Lauren Ramos

September 3, 2010 at 12:16 pm

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Oslo Opera House – Oslo, Norway

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Building: Oslo Opera House
Completed: 2008
Architect: Snøhetta
Structural Engineer: Reinertsen Engineering ANS
Acoustical Consultant: Brekke Strand Akustikk, Arup Acoustic
Feasibility Design: Jane Wernick Associates
Structural Engineer of Theatrical Equipment: Jane Wernick Associates

AE Interests: Horseshoe shape dof main auditiorium is compromise between acoustics and intimacy. Built on both land and water built on 12,000 m^2 of steel sheet piling around perimeter to stabalize foundation

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Written by Lauren Ramos

September 3, 2010 at 12:15 pm

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Norwegian Embassy – Berlin, Germany

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Building: Nowegian Embassy
Architect: Snøhetta
Structural & MEP Engineers: IGH, Berlin
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Ragnhild Momrak

AE Interests: Set in pre-existing master plan and building complex. Monumental size of building mimics those characteristic of the fjord mountains in Norway.

Written by Lauren Ramos

September 3, 2010 at 12:12 pm

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Braga Stadium – Braga, Portugal

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Architect: Souto de Moura
Structural Engineer: AFA Associados
Landscape Design: Daniel Monteiro
General Contractor: Soares da Costa/Assoc/Ace
Completion: 2004

AE Interests: Steel cables form canopy which is modelled after acient Peruvian Inca’s suspension bridges. Under the field is a 5,000 square meter plaza to move from one side of the field to the other.

Written by Lauren Ramos

September 3, 2010 at 12:10 pm

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National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavillion – New York, New York

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Building: National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavillion
Location: World Trade Center Site
Architect: Snøhetta
Expected completion: 2011
Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk
Mechanical/Electrical Engineer: Jaros Baum and Bolles

AE Interests: Two original steel tridents from the Twin Towers will be enclosed within the Pavillion’s glass atrium.

Written by Lauren Ramos

September 3, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Posted in Built

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