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Estadio Unico Ciudad De la Plata – Buenos Aires, Argentina

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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
Completed: 2003

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.
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Written by Ruben Cardoza

September 10, 2014 at 11:02 pm

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Perth Arena – Perth WA 6000, Australia

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Building: Perth Arena
Location: Perth WA 6000, Australia
Architect: ARM Architecture & Cameron Chisholm Nicol (CCN)
Sustainability Engineer: WSP Built Ecology
Structural Engineering: Aurecon
Completed: 2012

AE Interest: One of the largest roof-mounted photo-voltaic arrays in Western Australia. Water-less urinals; Low energy fluorescent lighting in dome.
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Written by Ruben Cardoza

September 10, 2014 at 10:56 pm

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Bao’an Stadium – Shenzen, China

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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.
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Written by Ruben Cardoza

September 10, 2014 at 10:40 pm

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Universiade Sports Center – Shenzen, China

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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
Completed: 2011

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.
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Written by Ruben Cardoza

September 10, 2014 at 10:36 pm

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Marlins Ballpark – Miami, Florida, U.S.

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Building: Marlins Ball Park
Location: Miami, Florida, U.S.
Architect: Populous
General Contractor: Hunt Construction Group
Construction Firm: Moss Construction Management
Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore (roof) / BNI Engineers (stadium bowl)
Completed: 2012

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.

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Written by Ruben Cardoza

September 10, 2014 at 10:31 pm

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