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Stadskantoor – Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Building: Stadskantoor
Location: Meent 119, 3011 JH Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Architect: OMA
Structural Engineer: Pieters Bouwtechniek Delft
Construction: Guangzhou Construction Engineering Supervision
Competition Engineering, Structural And Installations: ABT: Rob Nijsse, Gyuszi Florian, Niek Kunnen, Harry Pasterkamp, Jeroen ter Haar
Under Construction (estimated completion date: mid-2015)

AE Interests: modular structural system and programmatic versatility, mixed-use (offices and apartments), open space on street level, the most sustainable building in the Netherlands, translucent insulation, stacked units

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Edited May2015 by YW.

Written by Yee Sang Wong

May 11, 2015 at 3:24 am

Posted in Built

Guangzhou Opera House – Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

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Building: Guangzhou Opera House
Client: Guangzhou Municipal Government
Location: Guagnzhou Opera House, Tianhe, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Facade Engineer: KGE Engineering (Zhuhai, China)
Structural Engineer: SHTK (Shanghai, China)
Acoustical Engineer: Marshall Day Acoustics (Melbourne, Australia)
Construction: Guangzhou Construction Engineering Supervision
Completed 2010

AE Interests: architectural language of fluidity and seamlessness, intricate secondary steel structure, 1800-seat auditorium, latest acoustic technology.

Video of the Guardian describing Zaha Hadid’s design process on Guangzhou Opera House.

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Edited May2015 by YW.

Written by Yee Sang Wong

May 11, 2015 at 1:59 am

Posted in Built