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111 West Wacker – Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Building: 111. West Wacker Drive
Location: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Completed: 2015
Architect: Handel Architects and Epstein
Structural Engineer:  Halvorson and Partners
Forensic Engineer: Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Developer: Related Midwest

AE Interest: forensic engineering, re-engineered structure for new architecture, glazed facade

Floor Plans: Ground Level, Residential [1,2]
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Written by Kelley Grabner

February 23, 2015 at 10:22 pm

Apple Campus 2 – Cupertino, California, U.S.

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Building: Apple Campus 2
Location: Cupertino, California, U.S.
Architect: Foster + Partners
Landscape Architect: OLIN
Structural Engineer: Arup
Civil Engineer: Kier & Wright
Contractor: DPR/Skanska
Status: Under construction
Project Cost: $5 billion
Size: 2.8 million sqft
Move-in date: April 2017

AE Interest: Building uses 100% renewable energy, site generates energy with fuel cell plants and photovoltaic plants, eliminate off haul of soil during construction by redistributing excavated soil throughout landscape, energy efficient radiant cooling, innovative glazing design

Videos: [1]
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Written by Kelley Grabner

September 10, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Library and Learning Centre University of Economics Vienna – Vienna, Austria

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Building: Library and Learning Centre University of Economics Vienna
Location: Vienna, Austria
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Structural Engineer: Vasko und Partner Ingenieure
M&E Engineer: Vasko und Partner Ingenieure
Façade & Lighting Engineer: Arup
Construction: Granit
Completed 2013

AE Interest: high-quality exposed concrete, innovative formwork composed of alkus solid plastic panels, façade engineering

Articles: [1] [2]
Videos: [1] [2]
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Written by Kelley Grabner

September 10, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Posted in Built

Digital Museum – Pecica, Romania

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Building: Digital Museum
Location: Pecica, Romania
Architect: Claudiu Ionescu
Constructor: S.c. Start S.r.l.
Construction Time: 5 months
Completion Year: 2013

AE Interest: tilted reinforced concrete walls, N-S orientation and surrounding pavement form a solar sun dial, building located in an active seismic zone
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Written by Kelley Grabner

September 10, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Posted in Built

Messner Mountain Museum at Plan de Corones – South Tyrol, Italy

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Building: Messner Mountain Museum at Plan de Corones
Location: South Tyrol, Italy
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Structural Engineer: IMP
Mechanical Engineer & Fire Protection: Jud & Partner
Electrical Engineer: Studio GM
Status: Under construction
Date: 2012-2014

AE Interest: building embedded in a mountaintop, maintains near-constant internal temperature, glass canopy projecting over museum entrance

Articles: [1]
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Written by Kelley Grabner

September 10, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Datong Art Museum – Datong, China

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Building: Datong Art Museum
Location: Datong, China
Architect: Foster + Partners
Status: Under construction
Completion Date: 2013 [not yet confirmed]

AE Interest: roof composed of interconnected pyramids, efficient passive design responds to climate in Datong, North and Northwest orientation minimizes solar gain of building

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Written by Kelley Grabner

September 9, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Posted in Under Construction