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Capital City Complex – Moscow, Russia

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Building:  Capital City Complex
Location: Moscow, Russia
Architect: NBBJ
Structural Engineer: ARUP
MEP Engineer: ARUP
Main Contractor: Inrecon
Completion: 2010
Height of Moscow Tower: 301.8m (76 floors)
Height of St. Petersburg Tower: 257.2m (65 floors)

AE Interests: eight central mega columns for enhanced structural efficiency, stacked box effect is created by 2 cantilevers on each vertical segment while not compromising continuity of the main vertical structure, one mechanical floor for each 15 floor segment on which vertical load is transferred from corner and central columns to mega columns via perimeter belt truss

Article 1, Article 2

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Written by Derek Jahelka

September 4, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Posted in Built

World Expo 2017 – Astana, Kazakhstan

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Building: World Expo 2017
Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
Architect: Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture LLP
Structural Design: Werner Sobek
MEP: PositivEnergy Practice (PEP)
Completion: 2017 (predicted)

AE interests: Two phase existence (phase 1:expo mode, phase 2: conversion to office and research park/residential neighborhood), focus on sustainable energy to match theme of expo, designed to maximize solar harvesting while minimizing sites energy use

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Written by Derek Jahelka

September 4, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Evolution Tower – Moscow, Russia

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Building: Evolution Tower
Location: Moscow, Russia
Architects: RMJM Group (in collaboration with artist Karen Forbes)
Structural Engineer:GK-Techstroy
Engineer of Record: Gorproject
MEP Engineer/Main Contractor: Renaissance Construction Company
Facade: VELKO-2000; Josef Gartner & Co; ST-Facades; Technologica
Formwork: PERI
Completion: 2015

AE Interests: Self climbing corner column formwork for the spiral-shaped rectangular columns with crane independent climbing systems (see video 2), 245.9 meters tall, 55 floors each is twisted by 3° in relation to the preceding one, totaling 135°, nominated as a finalist for ‘Best Tall Building in Europe’ by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Article 1, Article 2

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Written by Derek Jahelka

September 4, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Posted in Built

Administrative Complex on Varshavskaya Street – St.Petersburg, Russia

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Building: Administrative Complex on Varshavskaya Street
Location: Varshavskaya St., St.Petersburg, Russia
Architect: Architectural Bureau A.Len
Project Manager: S.Oreshkin
Project Chief Architect: R.Andreeva
Project Chief Engineer:A.Vainer
Completed: Proposed Design (2013)

AE Interests: Internal terraced atrium,  textured metal patterned facades, varying office building height to create terraced effect, stained glass designs in atrium and first floor glazing give feeling of “lightness” to complex, large cantilever over street level

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Written by Derek Jahelka

September 2, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Posted in Proposed Design