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Taiyuan Museum of Art – Taiyuan, China

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Project: Taiyuan Museum of Art
Location: Taiyuan, China
Client: Taiyuan City Government
Architect: Preston Scott Cohen
Structural Engineer: Zhidong Wang
Size: 40,505 square meters (435,992 square feet)
Cost: $60 million

AE Interest: Cantilevering Sections of building, abundance of natural light, steel frame structure
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Written by Ryder McGough

September 12, 2014 at 10:53 am

Posted in Built

Spiral Tower (Concept) – Barcelona, Spain

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Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects and Patrik Schumacher
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Local Architect: Ferran Pelegrina Associats SL
Structural Engineering: BOMA Brufau, Obiol, Moya & Ass. SL
M/E/P Engineering: Grupo JG. SL
Facade Engineering: Ferrés Arquitectos y Consultores.SL
Lighting Design: Architectural Lighting Solutions
Project Area: 27,650 sqm
Project Year Concepts: 2006-2011

AE Interest: The cores will be built underground and reinforced concrete, sections of tower act as cantilevers
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Written by Ryder McGough

September 12, 2014 at 1:15 am

Posted in Built

Muqarnas Tower – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Year: 2013
Senior Design Architect: Scott Duncan, AIA
Design Architect: Jackie Wong, AIA
Area: 890,000 sq ft
Structural Engineering: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Owner: Rayadah Investment Company

AE Interest:  Façade provides necessary shading in Saudi Arabian climate, Horizontal fins of varying depths on the north façade are calibrated based on the actual quantity of sun falling on this surface., LEED certification, seven-story high entrance lobby, Façade provides more premium “corner style” offices

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Written by Ryder McGough

September 10, 2014 at 2:22 pm

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Dadong Art Center – Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

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Building Name: Dadong Art Center
Architects: de Architekten Cie + MAYU architects
Location: Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Structural Engineer: Arup Amsterdam + Tien-Hun Engineering Consultant Inc.
Acoustics Consultant: Peutz & Associates + Gade & Mortensen Akustikk + Prof. Wei-Hwa Chiang NTUST
Environment Technology Consultant: Hander Engineering & Construction Inc. + I. S. Lin & Associates
Area: 36,470 sqm
Completed 2012

AE Interest: The roof shape prevents against extreme climatic conditions such as Typhoon, Wide holes in the roof guide the water to inner springs, Warm air rises to the top roof openings generating a fresh inner draft, In order to achieve optimal acoustics in both music and theater use the ceiling of the auditorium is adjustable according to music and theater modes, Sound absorption materials are also retractable behind the wood lamella

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Written by Ryder McGough

September 10, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Posted in Built

FC Bate Football Stadium – Borisov, Belarus

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Building Name: FC Bate Football Stadium
Location: Borisov, Belarus
Architect: OFIS Architects
Client: FC Bate and Government of Belarus
Area: 32000 m^2
Under Construction: 2009-2014
Contractor: Stroytres
Capacity: 13000

AE Interest: Shape provides good acoustics, Naturally ventilated covered foyer, Roof structure is made
by metal beams with metal aluminium cladding, Max height is 24 m

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Written by Ryder McGough

September 10, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Posted in Built