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Hovenring – Eindhoven, Netherlands

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Structure: Hovenring, Circular Cycle Bridge
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Architect: ipv Delft
Completed: 2012
Engineers: ipv Delft, Eindhoven University of Technology*, Delft University of Technology*

AE Interest: first suspended bicycle roundabout; concrete structure rather than steel; supported from beneath by columns and from above by steel cables attached to a central steel column; *engineering professors at local universities were asked to research a cable vibration problem, and they found that the wind was creating vortexes around the cables—fixed problem by applying additional dampers at cable connections

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Written by Meredith Stark

September 10, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Posted in Built

Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) – Anaheim, California, U.S.

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Structure: Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC)
Location: Anaheim, California
Design Architect: HOK
Began Construction: 2012
Expected Completion: December 2014
Project Manager & Civil Engineer: Parsons Brinkerhoff
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Enclosure Engineering: Buro Happold
General Contractor: Clark Construction
Landscape Architect: SWA Group

AE Interest: Winner of AIA TAP award for “Stellar Architecture Using BIM (Building Information Systems);” striving for LEED Platinum by using solar panels, ETFE cushions (insulating system 1/10th the weight of glass), and a solar water heater that will be incorporated into the roof structure

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Written by Meredith Stark

September 10, 2014 at 1:03 pm

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Point Resolution Bridge – Auckland, New Zealand

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Structure: Point Resolution Pedestrian Bridge
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Architect: Warren & Mahoney
Completed: 2013
Structural Engineer: Peters & Cheung
Contractor: Hawkins Infrastructure
Concrete Etching Artist: Henriata Nicholas

AE Interest: Supporting steel columns split fluidly into branches to create archways along the bridgeway, bridge design had to be modeled using Rhinoceros with parametric plug-in (Grasshopper) due to complex geometry of steel structure, concrete deck has artist-designed etchings
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Written by Meredith Stark

September 8, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Posted in Built

Incheon International Airport: Terminal 2 – Seoul, South Korea

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Structure: Incheon International Airport: Terminal 2
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Design Architect: Gensler
Began Construction: 2013
Expected Completion: 2017
Architect of Record: Heerim-Mooyoung-Gensler-Yungdo (HMGY) Consortium
Engineer: ADPI

AE Interest: Aiming to achieve LEED Platinum rating; roof to be covered in solar photovoltaic cells to reduce energy consumption; gardens, streams, waterfalls, aviaries and koi ponds inside building will reduce HVAC costs by improving air quality through natural processes
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Written by Meredith Stark

September 8, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Posted in Built

The Helix Bridge – Marina Bay, Singapore

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Structure: The Helix Bridge
Location: Marina Bay, Singapore
Architects: Cox Architecture, Architects 61
Completed: 2010
Project Engineer: Arup
Concrete Structure: Sato Kogyo Pte Ltd
Stainless Steel Helix Structure: TTJ Design and Engineering Pte Ltd

AE Interest: First ever use of helix structure in bridge design, inspired by DNA structure, uses 5 times less steel than traditional box girder bridge design, glass and perforated steel canopy
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Written by Meredith Stark

September 8, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Posted in Built