Building: Estadio Unico Ciudad De la Plata
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Architect: Roberto Ferreira & Arquitectos Asociados (RFArq)
Structural Engineer: Weidlinger Associates Inc. – Matthys Levy
Contractor: Birdair General Contractors
AE Interest: First stadium in South America with PTFE membrane-covered stadium; Design of two intersecting circles creates a unique game atmosphere dividing both teams.
Building: Perth Arena
Location: Perth WA 6000, Australia
Architect: ARM Architecture & Cameron Chisholm Nicol (CCN)
Sustainability Engineer: WSP Built Ecology
Structural Engineering: Aurecon
AE Interest: One of the largest roof-mounted photo-voltaic arrays in Western Australia. Water-less urinals; Low energy fluorescent lighting in dome.
Building: Bao’an Stadium
Location: Shanez, China
Year Completed: 2011
Architect: Meinhard von Gerkan and Partners (gmp) with Stephan Schütz & David Schenke
Structural Engineer: shlaich bergermann und partner – Sven Plieninger with Wei Chen
Lighting Design: Schlotfeld Licht
AE Interests: Pillars inspired by the immense bamboo forests found throughout China. They create an identity that expresses the allure of the region generating a forest like feel.
Building: Universiade Sports Center
Location: Shenzen, China
Architects: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Nicolas Pomränk
Structural Concept and Design Roof: schlaich bergermann und partner – Sven Plieninger with Wei Chen
Facade Planning: Shen and Partner
AE Interest: Unique connection with the natural habitat in Shenzen. Crystalline structures in the form of stones and rocks represent continuity and stability, blending with the mountains and hills surrounding the complex.
Building: Marlins Ball Park
Location: Miami, Florida, U.S.
General Contractor: Hunt Construction Group
Construction Firm: Moss Construction Management
Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore (roof) / BNI Engineers (stadium bowl)
AE Interest: First LEED Silver Certified retractable roof stadium in baseball. Retractable outfield glass wall that allows patrons to enjoy the Miami skyline during a game.