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Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel – Barcelona, Spain

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Building: Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Address: Plaça d’Europa, 50, 08902 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
Architect: Jean Nouvel, Ribas & Ribas Arquitectos
Structural Engineers: Manuel Arguijo y Asociados, S.L.
Floor Area: 22,000 m²
Completion: 2012

AE Interests:
27-stories; palm tree inspired windows[a]; Vertical garden connecting the two towers; reflective white facades to reduce sun exposure on the East, West, and South sides of the building; matte black facade on the North face to absorb the limited amount of sunlight, energy efficient design [b]
[a,b]

Written by hallierae32

September 7, 2016 at 11:24 pm

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Himalayas Center – Shanghai, China

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Building: Himayalas Center
Location: Shanghai, China
Address: 1188弄1号 Fangdian Rd, ShiJi GongYuan, Pudong Xinqu, China, 201204
Architect: Arata Isozaki 
Developer: Zendai Group
Theater Design: Theatre Projects

Size: 155,000 sqm
Completion: 2010

AE Interests:
Multi-functional cultural complex; hotel, theater, art mueseum, and retail center; “organic forest” facade and “crystaline cubes” [a]; combines nature with humanism [b]
[a,b]

Written by hallierae32

September 7, 2016 at 2:11 pm

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One Central Park – Sydney, Australia

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Building:  One Central Park
Location: Sydney, Australia
Address: 28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
Design Architect: Jean Nouvel
Collaborative Architect: PTW Architects
Structural: Aedis, Robert Bird Group
Botanist: Patrick Blanc
M+E Engineer: Arup
Size: 67,626 square meters
Completion:2014

AE Interests:
Multi-purpose; 34-Story residential tower and 12-story retail tower [a], exotic plant life wrap the North and East facades[b], plants act as natural sun control, 1st residential tower in Sydney to achieve a 6 Green Star rating; monumental cantilever, cantilever reflects sunlight to an overshadowed adjacent park and to the tower’s plants [c]
[a,b,c]

Written by hallierae32

September 7, 2016 at 2:11 pm

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