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Richard Desmond Children’s Eye Centre- London, U.K.

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Buidling Name: Richard Desmond Children’s Eye Centre
Location: Moorfields Eye Hospital, 162 City Road, London UK
Status: Completed 2007
Architect: Penoyre & Prasad
Engineer: ARUP

AE Interest: natural lighting, LED lights, use of color

Written by Meagan Wilkes

June 11, 2013 at 6:37 am

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City of London Information Centre- London, U.K.

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Buidling Name: City of London Information Centre
Location: St. Paul’s Churchyard, London
Status: Completed 2007
Architect: Make Architects
Structural Engineer: Arup
Contractor: Skanska UK

AE Interest: Steel structure with stainless steel cladding, energy efficient design, recycling of rainwater
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Written by Meagan Wilkes

June 11, 2013 at 6:25 am

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Royal Ballet School Bridge of Aspiration- London, U.K.

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Buidling Name: Royal Ballet School Bridge of Aspiration
Location: Floral Street, London, UK
Status: Completed 2003
Architect: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Structural Engineer: Flint and Neill

AE Interest: Advanced geometry, Rotating aluminum frames, LED lighting scheme

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Written by Meagan Wilkes

June 11, 2013 at 6:16 am

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Novartis Campus- Basel, Switzerland

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Building Name: Novartis Campus
Location: Fabrikstrasse 15, Novartis Campus, Basel Switzerland
Status: Completed 2009
Architect: Gehry Partners
Structural Engineer: Schlaich Bergermann und Partner
Mechanical Engineer: Aicher De Martin Zweng
Energy Consultant: Transsolar

AE Interest: open concept, sustainability, use of natural light, extensive use of glass, photovoltaic cells on roof, shades reduce solar gain and glare, natural ventilation

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Written by Meagan Wilkes

September 27, 2012 at 3:51 pm

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Singapore Civic & Culture Center- Singapore

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Building: Singapore Civic & Culture Center
Location: Vista Xchange precinct of one-north, Singapore
Status: Under construction, expected completion 2012
Architect: Aedas
Mechanical and Electrical: Mott MacDonald
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti

AE Interest: complex geometry, slanted columns and facades, floating design supported by four-story-deep wall trusses, extensive vibration analysis, sustainable design, open elevations encourage air movement, solar shading, rooftop garden

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Written by Meagan Wilkes

September 27, 2012 at 3:23 pm

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Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur Hotel- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Building: Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur Hotel
Location: 12 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Status: Completed 2010
Architect: WATG
Associate Architect: GDP Architects

AE Interest: gold tinted glass, metallic coated white glazing and cladding on exterior, one of the tallest buildings in Kuala Lumpur

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Written by Meagan Wilkes

September 27, 2012 at 2:57 pm

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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago- Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Building: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Location: 225 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago
Status: Opened June 2012
Architects: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects
Associate Architects: Solomon Cordwell Buenz, Anderson Mikos Architects
MEP Engineers: Affiliated Engineers Inc
Construction: M.A. Mortenson, Power Construction Company

AE Interest: tallest children’s hospital in the world, challenge of small site, fast construction schedule, MEP coordination, steel structure, cantilever floors, precast concrete grids on exterior, focus on soothing indoor environment to promote patient healing, pursuing LEED Silver certification

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Written by Meagan Wilkes

September 27, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Posted in Built