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Elephant House – Copenhagen, Denmark

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Building: Elephant House
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Architect: Foster and Partners
Structural and Mechanical Engineer: Rambøll with Buro Happold
Landscape Architect: Stig L Andersson Architects

AE Interest: An adult male elephant weighs 5.5 tons and can exert a 15 ton horizontal load on a wall. The interior walls are The glazed roof canopies are randomly patterned with leaves from four species of tree to create naturalistic dappled light.

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Written by Jonah Wolf

September 12, 2014 at 11:54 am

Posted in Built

Primorsky Aquarium – Vladivostok, Russia

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Building: Primorsky Aquarium
Location:Vladivostok, Russia
Architect: OJSC Primorgrajdanproekt
Structural Engineer/Contractor: NPO Mostovik, Ltd.
Status: In Progress

AE Interest: Curtain walls fabricated from custom thermal glass only made in Spain for maximum thermal insulation. Building will hold over 25,000 tons of water total, one of the largest aquariums in the world. Aquarium glass in the largest tank (7,000 tons) is up to 2 feet thick (0.6m).

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Written by Jonah Wolf

September 12, 2014 at 11:36 am

Posted in Built

9/11 Memorial and Museum – New York, NY, U.S.

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Building: 9/11 Memorial and Museum
Location: New York, NY, U.S.
Architect: Handel Architects
Landscape Architect: Peter Walker and Partners
Underground Museum Architect: Davis Brody Bond
Pavilion Architect: Snøhetta
Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk
Museum Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Fountain Structural Engineer: DEW Water Architecture
Completed: 2011

AE Interest: Each reflection pool recirculates 52,000 gallons of water per minute. The stone and metal parapets that line each pool and bear victim names have built in heating and cooling systems specifically designed to allow visitors to comfortably touch the names year round.

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Written by Jonah Wolf

September 12, 2014 at 11:02 am

Posted in Built

Phoenix International Media Center – Beijing, China

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Building: Phoenix International Media Center
Location: Beijing, China
Architect: Shao Weiping of BIAD UFo
Structural Engineers: Shu Weinong, Zhu Zhongyi, Zhou Sihong, Zhang Shizhong, Shen Zhenkai, Wang Yi, Bu Longgui
Contractor: Beijing Tianrun Construction Co.
Steel Structure: Jiangsu Huning Steel Mechanism Co.
Interior Design: SAKO Architects
Completed: 2014

AE Interest: Each structural steel member is a continuous loop along the cross-section, tied at the base and secured at the top by a service bridge that acts as a counter-balance to wind forces. Fixed to this structure, is the overlapping facade which doubles as the frame for the glazing and the housing for the MEP.

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Written by Jonah Wolf

September 10, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Posted in Built

Singapore National Stadium – Kallang, Singapore

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Singapore National Stadium  Singapore National Stadium 3  Singapore Hub 2  Singapore Hub 3 (exploded)
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Building: Singapore National Stadium
Location: Kallang, Singapore
Architect: DP Architects
Structural Engineer: Arup
Contractor: Dragages Singapore
Environmental Engineer: Phoenix Solar
Completed: June 2014

AE Interest: At 1,023 ft in diameter, Singapore National Stadium exceeds the span of Texas Cowboys Stadium (902 ft) as the largest dome structure in the world. Phoenix Solar installed over 75,000 sq. ft of solar arrays, resulting in 60% less total energy consumption than traditional stadiums. Also, the only venue in the world custom-built for soccer, rugby, and cricket.

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(This post edited by Arizona Dabrusin on 9/9/14)
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Written by Jonah Wolf

September 8, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Posted in Built