Building: London Olympic Stadium, 2012 Summer Olympics
Location: London, United Kingdom
Estimated Cost: $854 million
Engineering Consultants: Buro Happold
Construction: Sir Robert McAlpine
AE Interests: Designed to hold 80,000 spectators during the Olympics then partially disassemble to create a permanent 25,000 seat stadium, translucent fabric wrap around exterior of building allows it to breathe naturally, complex steel framework, sustainable design.
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Building: Olympic Velodrome, 2012 Summer Olympics
Location: London, U.K.
Cost: $168 million
Engineering: Expedition Engineering
AE Interests: London 2012 Olympics venue. Complex geometry, steel structure, light-weight cable-net roof structure, roof reflects the cycling track, natural roof lighting reduces energy costs, natural ventilation, and collects rain water. `
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Location: Dublin, Ireland
Civil Engineer: Arup
Construction Management: Mace
Cost: $900 million
AE Interests: Parametric design of roof panels to fit complex geometry with similar sized pieces.
Location: Plzeňská, Prague 5 – Smíchov, Czech Republic
Architect: D3A / Fiala Prouza Zima
Structural Engineers: Novák & Partner s.r.o., PPP s.r.o.
Facade Contractor: Sipral a.s., Marton, IPS a.s. 03, Mechanika Prostějov
Cost: $84 million
AE Interests: Cantilevered roof. Facade illuminated at night.