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One Hyde Park – London, England, U.K.

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Building: One Hyde Park
Location: London, UK
Completed: 2009
Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Structural: Arup
Main Contractor: Laing O’Rourke
Services Engineer: Cundall

AE Interests: High-end architectural housing, technical details, expressed structure.

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Written by Alizain Maredia

June 13, 2013 at 7:49 am

Posted in Built

The London Imax Cinema – London, England, U.K.

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Building: The London Imax Cinema
Location: London, England
Completion Date: 1999
Architect: Avery Associates Architects
Structural Engineer: Anthony Hunt Associates
M&E Engineer: RYME
Facade Mural: Howard Hodgkin
Acoustics Consultant: Bickerdike Allen

AE Interest: Largest Screen in Britain, and one of the biggest in the world.
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Written by Alizain Maredia

June 13, 2013 at 7:32 am

Posted in Built

Kinderspital Zürich – Zurich, Switzerland

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Building: Kinderspital Zürich
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Building Status: Built
Architecture firm: Herzog & De Meuron
Partners: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Christine Binswanger (Partner in Charge)
Project Team: Mark Bähr (Project Manager), Jason Frantzen (Associate)
Alexandria Algard, Maximilian Beckenbauer, Alexander Franz, Ondrej Janku, Christoph Jantos, Johannes Kohnle, Severin Odermatt, Blanca Bravo Reyes, Raúl Torres Martin, Mika Zacharias
Structural engineering: ZPF Ingenieure AG, Basel
Landscaping: August Künzel, Münchenstein
General planning: Gruner AG, Basel
Visualization: Bloomimages, Hamburg

Client: Kinderspital Zürich – Eleonorenstiftung, Zurich, Switzerland

AE Interest: 3-storey reflects the desire to create a child-friendly building, reminiscent in both scale and materiality of pavilion-style structures, and differs from the usual hospital stereotype.

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Written by Alizain Maredia

September 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Posted in Built

Stade Bordeaux Atlantique – Bordeaux, France

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Building: Stade Bordeaux Atlantique
Location: Bordeaux, France
Building Status: Conceptual Masterplan
Planned Completion: 2015
Architecture Firm: Herzog & de Meuron
Partners: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Stefan Marbach
Project Architect: Tobias Winkelmann (Associate), Thomas de Vries
Client: City of Bordeaux, France

Construction Consortium:
General Planning: Vinci / Fayat, Paris, France
Architecture: Herzog & de Meuron supported by Group 6 and Stadia Consulting Group
Landscape: Michel Desvigne Paysagiste, Paris, France

AE Interest: With the spectators in mind the open ceiling structure does not show through on the inside of the stadium, to avoid distracting the spectators’ attention.

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2012fallmwf

Written by Alizain Maredia

September 30, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Skolkovo University District – Skolkovo, Russia

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Building: Skolkovo Univerity District
Location: Skolkovo, Russia
Building Status: Conceptual Masterplan
Partners: Herzog & de Meon, Stefan Marbach, David Koch
Project Architects: Olga Bolsnina, Tomislav Dushaov, Tobias Winkelmann
Client: Skolkovo Foundation, Moscow, Russia
AE Interest: The University’s scheme integrates into its surroundings by disappearing into the landscape with features such as: low-rise (2-3 story) architecture, numerous openings and views into the interior, the gardens and traditional materials.

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2012fallmwf

Written by Alizain Maredia

September 28, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Corus Entertainment Building – Toronto, ON, Canada

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Building: Corus Entertainment Building
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Architect: Diamond and Schmitt Architect
Advising Company: exp Global Inc.
Building Developers: Toronto Economic Development Corporation (TEDCO)
Mechanical engineer: Dan Curley of Smith & Anderson

AE Interest: Achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold status for the project’s environmental sustainability.

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2012fallmwf

Written by Alizain Maredia

September 28, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Posted in Built

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012 – London, England, U.K.

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Building: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012
Location: London, United Kingdom
Comlition: Jun 2012
Dismantled: October 2012
Architect: Herzog & de Meon and Ai Weiwei
Structural Engineer: Arup – Stuart Smith
Client: Serpentine Gallery
AE Interest: The building is 1.4 meters underground and meant to have this invisible feeling from far away.

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Written by Alizain Maredia

September 28, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Posted in Built