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Cape Town Stadium – Cape Town, South Africa

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cape-town-outside   FIFA Inspection Tour: Cape Town Stadium   cape-town-construction
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Building:  Cape Town Stadium
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Address: Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa
Design Architect: GMP Architects
Collaborating Architect:  Louis Karol and Associates, Point Architects
General Contractor: Murray & Roberts, WBHO
Cost Management: AECOM
Seating Capacity: 55,000
Construction Dates: 2007 – 2009

AE Interests:
Hanging roof structure has no supports in the seating bowl and is one of most complex concrete and roof designs, its shape resembles traditional hats worn by Venda women, incorporates a translucent façade to absorb light and reduce noise [a]
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Written by John Purdy

September 6, 2016 at 2:15 pm

Posted in Built

Lambeau Field Renovation – Green Bay, Wisconsin

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lambeau-arial   lambeau-construction
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Building:  Lambeau Field
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Address: 1265 Lombardi Avenue Green Bay, Wisconsin 54304
Design Architect: Ellerbe Becket/AECOM
Collaborating Architect: Somerville, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Graef Anhalt Schloemer & Associates + Ellerbe Becket
MEP Engineer: M-E Engineers, Inc.
Construction Manager: Turner Construction Company
Seating Capacity: 81,435
Project Dates: 2011-2015

 

AE Interests:Preserved the iconic Lambeau Field while adding new facilities, built new 5 story atrium “Titletown”, completed renovations in 28 months without causing any disruption to the Packers football schedule  [a]; new south end-zone upper-deck seats include heated areas to melt snow [b],
[a, b]

Written by John Purdy

September 6, 2016 at 2:15 pm

Posted in Built

Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, California

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golden1center exterior golden 1 interior
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Building:  Golden 1 Center
Location: Sacramento, California
Address: 500 David J. Stern Walk Sacramento, California 95814
Design Architect: AECOM
Collaborating Architect: Mark Dziewulski Architect
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti/Buehler & Buehler
MEP Engineer: Henderson Engineers
General Contractor: Turner Construction
Seating Capacity: 17,500

AE Interest: LEED Gold Certified [a]; goal to be first net zero electric sports venue in North America, air vents located directly under seats to supply air directly to fans [b]; roof solar array provides 700 KW roughly 15% of power needs [c]
[a, b, c]

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Construction Plans [2]

Written by John Purdy

September 6, 2016 at 2:15 pm

Posted in Built