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East Tower – Guangzhou, China

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Building: East Tower (CTF Finance Centre)
Location:  Zhujiang E Rd, Tianhe, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Architect: Kohn Pederson Fox Associate
Structural Engineer : Arup
MEP Design: Parsons Brinckerhoff Consultants Private Limited
Main Contractor: China State Construction Engineering Corporation
Status: Under construction

AEinterest: 1738 feet(530 meter, 112 floors), Seismic Design with eight columns at the tower perimeter, central core with outriggers and belt trusses. Fastest elevator, 20 meter per second.

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Written by Karlie Hoh

September 4, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Posted in Built

International Sport Arena – Guangzhou, China

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Building : Guangzhou International Sport Arena
Location: Luogang Distric, Guangzhou, China
Architect: MANICA Architecture , Guangzhou Design Institute
Structural Engineer : Guangzhou Design Institute
Main Contractor: Mortenson Construction
Capacity: 18000

AE interest: Anodized aluminum panels, Low-E insulating laminated glass curtain wall, GRG reinforced glass fiber gypsum board used for kiosk and lobby, Epoxy resin sand (sand pressure) technology for seamless pavement.

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Written by Karlie Hoh

September 2, 2015 at 3:41 pm

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Guangzhou Library – Guangzhou, China

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Building: Guangzhou Library
Location: 4 Zhujiang Dong Road, Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou, China
Architect: Nikken Sekkei LTD
Main Contractor: Shenzhen Keyuan Construction Group
MEP:Guangzhou Design Institute
Construction period: February 2006 to October 2012
Building area: 8,005.00㎡

AEinterest : The world’s largest open-stack public library. Atrium cuts across the building with glazed roof. Deeply chiseled,stone exterior envelope controls sunlight.

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Written by Karlie Hoh

September 2, 2015 at 3:20 pm

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Pearl River Tower – Guangzhou, China

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Building: Pearl River Tower
Location: Jinsui Road/Zhujiang Avenue West, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China
Architect: Skidmore, Owings, & Merill(SOM), Guangzhou Design Institute
Structural Engineer: SOM
Main Contractor: Shanghai Construction Group
Sustainable and MEP Design: SOM

AEinterest: Sustainability goal “Towards Zero Energy“. The aerodynamic form, which includes the two open spaces on both facades, helps direct wind flow to push wind turbines. Internally ventilated, high performance double wall facade(N/S facade), triple-glazed facade(E/W facade), chilled radiant ceiling, solar panels. Daylighting design.

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Written by Karlie Hoh

September 2, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Posted in Built