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Learning Hub (The Hive) – Singapore

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Building:  Learning Hub (The Hive)
Location: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Address: , Singapore
Design
Architect: Heatherwick Studio
Lead Architect: CPG Consultants

Civil & Structural Engineer: TYLin International
M+E Engineer: Bescon Consulting Engineers
Size: 14,000 sm (150,695 sf)

AE Interest: large courtyard linking all 12 towers; corner-less classrooms for better student-teacher interaction [a]; Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Platinum Award [a]; 10 different silicon mixtures hold together the handmade concrete towers [b]; 3D artwork cast onto concrete walls [b]; classrooms use water-filled metal coils to control air temperature (silent convection) [b]

Sources: [a, b]

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Written by mmurphy18

September 9, 2016 at 10:13 am

Posted in Built

Bombay Sapphire Distillery – Laverstoke, England, U.K.

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Building: Bombay Sapphire Distillery,
Location: Laverstroke, England, U.K.
Address:
Architect: Heatherwick Studio
(Glass House) Structural Engineer: Arup
M&E Engineer: Couch Perry Wilkes
Civil and Structural Engineer: Graham Schofield Associates
Size: 4,500 sm (48,438 sf)

AE Interest: world’s first botanical distillery that uses heat from distillery to introduce specific climates into the two glasshouses [a]; 893 glass pieces and 1.25+ km of stainless steel [a]; BREEAM Rating: ‘Outstanding’ [a]; Edwardian and Victorian historic buildings meet contemporary restoration [b]; Located in conservation area on the River Test [c]

Sources: [a, b, c]

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Written by mmurphy18

September 9, 2016 at 10:11 am

Posted in Built

Pacific Place – Queensway, Hong Kong

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Building:  Pacific Place
Location: Queensway, Hong Kong
Address: 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
Architect: Wong and Ouyang, LTD
Lead Designer: Heatherwick Studio
Design Consultant & Engineer: HDA
Size: 650,000 sm (6,997,000 sf)

AE Interest: restaurant features terrace ribbons intertwined with structural columns [a]; four mixed-used towers on four-floor shopping mall [b]; reduced energy use through clever uses of glass to provide natural glass [b]; heavy use of natural wood and stone [b]; elimination of angular edges to remove the previously dated look [c]

Sources: [a, b, c]

Written by mmurphy18

September 9, 2016 at 10:09 am

Posted in Built