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Arena do Morro – Natal, Brazil

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Building:  Arena do Morro
Location: Natal, Brazil
Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
Structural Engineer: PLANTAE ( Planejamento Téchicoem Arquitetura e Engenharia LTDA., Natal-RN,Brazil)
General Contractor: AR Construções LTDA., NAtal-RN,Brazil

Completed 2014

AE Interest: Open roof structure to allow light in but keep water out, concrete blocks designed to create various levels of transparency and privacy, fully naturally conditioned building, gymnasium sports field with tiered seating for 420, multipurpose rooms, terrace with ocean views [a]

Sources [a]

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Written by Katherine Van Herk

September 7, 2016 at 12:15 pm

Posted in Built

National Library of Israel – Jerusalem, Israel

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Building:  National Library of Israel
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
Executive Architect:  Amir Mann –  Ami Shinar Architects and Planners Ltd.
Size 45,000 sf
Currently under construction; scheduled to be completed 2020

AE Interest: Renewal process for the library to transition from a traditional library to a digital information hub [a] to provide state of the art resources to 21st century users,mixing traditional architecture in Jerusalem with new contemporary feel, sustainable building with solar panels and a rock store in ground for naturally cool air [b] 10 floors total with 6 above composing 15,000 sf and 4 below ground composing 30,000 sf [c]

Sources [a,b,c]

Written by Katherine Van Herk

September 7, 2016 at 12:14 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Vancouver Art Gallery – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Building:  Vancouver Art Gallery
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
Collaborating Architect: Perkins + Will
Size 300,000 sf [a]
Currently under construction; scheduled to be completed 2020

AE Interest: New building to house the Vancouver Art Gallery, covered courtyard for public use provides comfort from the elements year round, façade composed of wood that will allow the building to age and change over time [b]

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Visit the gallery page here to stay up to date [1]

Written by Katherine Van Herk

September 7, 2016 at 12:14 pm

Posted in Under Construction