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Exzenterhaus Bochum – Bochum, Germany

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Building: Exzenterhaus Bochum
Location: Bochum, Germany
Status: Completed 2012
Architect: Gerhard Spangenberg
Engineer: Schlaich Bergermann and Partner
AE Interests: Complex structural components, 25 cm floor slab with maximum cantilever length of 4.5 m, Geo-technical engineering solutions; built on top of WWII bomb shelter, near subway line
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Written by Charles Lander

September 27, 2012 at 4:13 pm

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Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion – Dovre, Norway

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Building: Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion
Location: Dovre, Norway
Status: Completed 2011
Architect: Snohetta
Structural Engineer: Kristoffer Apeland, Trond Gundersen
Contractor: Prebygg
AE Interests: Steel frame and wood core, Organic wood core designed using 3D modeling and manufactured by robot-controlled milling machine

Snohetta‘s project information
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Written by Charles Lander

September 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm

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Alexandria Library – Alexandria, Egypt

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Building: Alexandria Library
Location: El Shatby, Alexandria, Egypt
Architect: Snøhetta
Structural Engineer: Hamza Associates
Consruction: Arab Contractors, Balfour Beatty Construction
Size: 915,000 sq. ft.
Completed 2001

AE Interests: Originally, the oldest library in the world, tragically destroyed in 48b.c. New building: Bold geometry, natural daylighting, reflective pools used for the building’s cooling and help clean the surrounding air.
In 1989, UT graduate Craig Dykers entered the international design competition with the newly founded firm, Snøhetta, and won!  Craig became a co-founder and partner in the firm. `
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Written by Charles Lander

September 27, 2012 at 3:26 pm

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Museum of the North Expansion – Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.

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Building: Museum of the North Expansion
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Status: Completed 2005
Architect: Hammel Green & Abrahamson
Engineer: Hammel Green & Abrahamson
AE Interests: Mixture of complex curvilinear and angular geometry, custom aluminum panel cladding
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Written by Charles Lander

September 27, 2012 at 3:07 pm

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Valley Performing Arts Center – Northridge, California, U.S.

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Building: Valley Performing Arts Center
Location: Northridge, California
Status: Completed 2010
Architect: Hammel Green & Abrahamson
Engineer: Hammel Green & Abrahamson
AE Interests: Sustainable design, LEED Gold Certified, Integration of HVAC, mechanical, and acoustic systems

Valley Performing Arts Center
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Written by Charles Lander

September 27, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Posted in Built