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Pierres Vives – Montpellier, France

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Building: Pierres Vives
Location: Montpellier, France
Architect: Zaha Hadid
Project Architect: Stephane Hof
Structural Engineering: Arup
Contractor: Vinci Construction France
Status: Completed in 2012

AE Interest: White concrete layers and green tinted glass. Form of building inspired from a large tree trunk that has been laid on its side.

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Written by Clint Woods

October 1, 2012 at 11:36 am

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New Century City Art Centre – Chengdu, China

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Building: New Century City Art Centre
Location: Chengdu, China
Architect: Zaha Hadid
Status: Under Construction

AE Interest: Consists of three different sized theatre halls. Made up of complex aerodynamic shapes to make it a focal point of the city and was inspired by the landscape of the Sichuan Province in China.

Written by Clint Woods

October 1, 2012 at 11:17 am

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d’Leedon – Singapore, Singapore

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Building: d’Leedon Singapore
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Architect: Zaha Hadid
Engineer: RSP
Developer: Capitaland
Contractor: Woh Hup Pte Ltd
Status: Under Construction; expected completion – 2015

AE Interest: Made of seven 36-story towers. The site is divided into five different landscapes that draw inspiration from mountainous ecosystems.

Article: 1

Written by Clint Woods

October 1, 2012 at 10:59 am

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Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion – Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Building: Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion
Location: Los Angeles, California
Status: Under construction; expected completion – 2013
Architect: HOK
Engineer: IBE Consulting Engineers
General Contractor: Hathaway Dinwiddie

AE Interests:  Uses a high window-to-wall ratio reducing energy consumption of the building along with providing day lighting. The systems of the building were designed to allow for easy reconfiguration of departments and floors. Anticipated to be a LEED Gold building.
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Written by Clint Woods

September 28, 2012 at 2:32 pm

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Capital Hill Residence – Moscow, Russia

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Building: Capitol Hill Residence
Location: Moscow, Russia
Status: Completed 2011
Architect: Zaha Hadid
Structural Engineering: Arup
Construction: Enka

AE Interests: Made of pre-cast and in-situ cast concrete, steel and glass. Uses a 22 meter tower to give master bedroom and lounge a 360 degree view of the surrounding forest.

Written by Clint Woods

September 28, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Posted in Built