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Pontiac Silverdome – Pontiac, Michigan, USA

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Building: Pontiac Silverdome
Location: 1200 Featherstone Road, Pontiac, Michigan 48342
Completion Date: December 6, 1975
Estimated Cost: $55.7 million ($220 million 2010)
Structural Engineer: Geiger Engineers, David H. Geiger

AE Interests: first “permanent” low profile air-supported fabric roof to cover a stadium (very innovative)
Note: roof collapses in 2010 due to heavy snow storm

Written by Pilar Guerrero

January 31, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Posted in Built

Seoul World Cup Stadium – Seoul, South Korea

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Building: World Cup Stadium
Location: 515-6, Seongsan-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea Republic
Completion Date: November 10, 2001
Estimated Cost: $200 Million
Users: Korea Republic national football team (2001-present), FC Seoul (2004-present)
Capacity: 68,476
Architect: Beyond Space Group Architects
Structural Engineers: Geiger Engineers (responsible for roof canopy), Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd.

AE Interests: The canopy is a unique spatial network of truss members suspended from 16 masts. The canopy structure is clad with a prestressed tensile membrane of PTFE coated fiberglass fabric and polycarbonate glazing resulting in the entire roof being either translucent or transparent.

Written by Pilar Guerrero

January 31, 2011 at 2:29 pm

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BC Place Stadium – Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Building: BC Place Stadium Revitalization, New Roof
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Completion Date: 2011 (Under Construction)
Structural Engineer: Geiger Engineers

AE Interests: new retractable roof, 60,000 seat multipurpose stadium with air-supported roof made of light-weight material

Written by Pilar Guerrero

January 31, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Virginia Center Canopy – Reno, NV, USA

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Building: Virginia Center Canopy
Location: Reno, NV
Date Completed: 2007
Cost: $3 Million
Structural Engineer: Geiger Engineers, David H. Geiger

AE Interests: The 17,000 square foot cable stayed canopy covers an ice rink in winter and a 3,500 seat amphitheater in summer. The iconic structure is supported on 2 freestanding steel towers.

Written by Pilar Guerrero

January 31, 2011 at 1:57 pm

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Orange County Great Park – Irvine, California

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Project: Orange County Great Park Renovations
Location: Irvine, California
Architect: TEN Arquitectos
Landscape Architect: Mia Lehrer
Landscape Engineer: Pat Fuscoe

Awards: AIA’s 2009 Institute Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design
Status: Under construction

AE Interests: large outdoor amphitheater, active man-made canyon, botanical garden in passage way, metropolitan park of the 21st century

Written by Pilar Guerrero

August 31, 2010 at 10:48 am

Posted in Under Construction

EDUCARE Sports Facility – Jalisco, Mexico

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Project: EDUCARE High School’s Sports Facility
Location: Zapopan, Jal. Mexico
Architect: TEN Arquitectos
Construction Engineer: Ing José Ibarra – Grupo Corey
Structure Engineer: Colinas de Buen
Enamel Panels Design: Alfher
Client: Jorge Vergara
Completed: 2001

AE Interests: multipurpose spaces for school ceremonies/activities, frosted glass panels for natural light and energy saving, pool, stone-clad walls protect from strong winds/dust

Written by Pilar Guerrero

August 31, 2010 at 10:23 am

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Visual and Performing Arts Library (VPA) – Brooklyn, NY

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Project: Visual & Performing Arts Library
Location: Intersection of Flatbush Ave & Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, Kings, New York 11217 (small triangle of land)
Status: Under Construction
Architects: TEN Arquitectos
Mech/Electrical/Plumbing Engineers: ARUP
Structural Engineer: Guy Nordensen and Associates/Robert Silman Associates
Client: Brooklyn Public library (BPL)

AE Interests: irregular ‘V’ shape for pedestrian fluidity, houses studios & performance spaces and a black box theater, horizontally layered planes, public mixed use areas & courtyards, “reinforcing urban interconnections…and dissolving distinctions between interior and exterior spaces”-Norten

Written by Pilar Guerrero

August 31, 2010 at 10:04 am

Posted in Under Construction

Moncada House – Palermo, Italy

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Project: Moncada House (Apartment Complex)
Location: Palermo, Italy
Architect: Studio Nicoletti Associati
Structural Engineer: M. Stassi
Completed: 1987

AE Interests: shadows and ventilation naturally cools internal volume, curvilinear design, large window-like openings

Written by Pilar Guerrero

August 30, 2010 at 3:51 pm

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Central Concert Hall – Astana, Kazakhstan

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Project: Central Concert Hall
Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
Architect: Studio Nicoletti Associati (Manfredi Nicoletti and Luca F. Nicoletti)
Structural Engineers: Ingegneri Associati, Rome IT
Construction company: The Mabetex Group- Krüger Hoch & Tiefbau GMBH
Construction: 2003-December 2009

AE Interests: protects from harsh local climate, system of ceiling mobile panels for flexible usage

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Written by Pilar Guerrero

August 30, 2010 at 3:13 pm

Posted in Built

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