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The Bexley Business Academy – London, U.K.

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Building Name: The Bexley Business Academy
Location: Yarton Way, London, U.K.
Status: Completed 2003
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold

AE Interest: mechanical external louvers automatically track the sun’s path to optimize light and shade, double layered East and West facades, majority of spaces are naturally ventilated, flexible floor plan, fast-track construction

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Written by Emily Lamon

June 11, 2013 at 5:42 pm

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Royal Victoria Dock Bridge – London, U.K.

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Building Name: Royal Victoria Dock Bridge
Location: Royal Victoria Dock
Status: Completed 1999
Architect: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Structural Engineering: Techniker

AE Interest: inverted Fink Truss, sender shape reduces wind resistance at the elevated height that allows ships to pass underneath, supports a 40 person gondola that travels across the river

Written by Emily Lamon

June 11, 2013 at 4:45 pm

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Crystal Palace Concert Platform – London, U.K.

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Building Name: Crystal Palace Concert Platform
Location: Crystal Palace Park Sydenham Hill, London, UK
Status: Completed 1997
Architect: Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd
Structural Engineers: Atelier One

AE Interest: constructed from a continuous surface of self-weathering steel, acoustics

Written by Emily Lamon

June 11, 2013 at 4:29 pm

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The Wellcome Trust Gibbs Building – London, U.K.

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Building Name: The Wellcome Trust Gibbs Building
Location: 215 Euston Rd, London, UK
Status: Completed 2004
Architect: Hopkins Architects
Structural Engineer: WSP Consulting Engineers

AE Interest: houses a Thomas Heatherwick sculpture in the main atrium, double skin glazed facade, flexible floorplans, addition to original Wellcome Trust headquarters
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Written by Emily Lamon

June 11, 2013 at 12:39 pm

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Manila Arena – Manila, Philippines

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Building: Manila Arena
Location: Manila, Philippines
Status: Expected completion in 2014
Architect: Populous
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
General Contractor: Hanwha Engineering and Construction Corp.

AE Interests: Will be the world’s largest indoor arena at 50,000 seats, simple unsymmetrical geometry will allow all seats to face one focal point

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Written by Emily Lamon

September 29, 2012 at 11:45 am

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Aviva Center – Dublin, Ireland

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Building: Aviva Center
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Architect: Populous
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold 
Status: Completed 2010

AE Interests: Complex parametric design, site responsiveness, progressive steel horseshoe-shaped truss system, sustainable design

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Written by Emily Lamon

September 28, 2012 at 6:32 pm

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Amway Events Center – Orlando, Florida, U.S.

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Building: Amway Events Center
Location: Orlando, Florida
Status: Completed 2010
Architect: Populous
Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore Engineers and Consultants
General Contractor: Hunt Construction
Estimated Cost: $480 million

AE Interests: First LEED Gold arena in the NBA, LED light tower, expansive glass curtain wall, sustainable design

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Written by Emily Lamon

September 27, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Posted in Built