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Northern Lights Cathedral – Alta, Norway

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Building: Northern Lights Cathedral
Location: Alta, Norway
Address: Markedsgata 30, 9510 Alta, Norway
Architect: Schmidt/Lassen/Hammer
Partner Architect: Link Arkitektur A/S
Engineer: Rambøll AS, Alta
Main Contractor: Ulf Kivijervi AS
Completed: 2013
Size: 20634 sf

AE Interests:
Tall spire (approximately 154 ft), titanium facade reflects northern light phenomena off of the building, raw concrete interior [a]
[a]

Interesting articles: [a, b]

Written by sabrinaransbarger

September 7, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Posted in Built

Halifax Central Library – Halifax, Canada

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Building: Halifax Central Library
Location: Halifax, Canada
Address: Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 1E9, Canada
Architect: Schmidt/Hammer/Lassen
Local Architect: Fowler Bauld & Mitchell (prime consultant)
Concept Design: Ove Arup
Structural & Civil Engineer: SNC Lavalin, Inc.
MEP: CBCL Limited
Completed: 2014
Size: 156077 sf

AE Interests:
Targeting LEED Gold certification, rainwater collection and distribution system, all landscaping is watered only by natural rainfall [a], open green terrace roof
[a]

Videos: 1, 2

Written by sabrinaransbarger

September 7, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Posted in Built

Cloud Pavilion – Shanghai, China

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Cloud Pavilion exterior  Cloud Pavilion Interior  Cloud Pavilion plan
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Building: Cloud Pavilion
Location: West Bund District, Shanghai, China
Architect: Schmidt/Hammer/Lassen
Local Architect: Tongji Architectural Design Institute
Size: 1615 sf

AE Interest:
Permanent version of cloud pavilion in the 2013 Shanghai West Bund Biennial for Architecture and Contemporary Art [a], multi-purpose space, ceiling lights up at night to create cloud-like shape [b]
[a, b]

Videos: 1

Written by sabrinaransbarger

September 7, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Posted in Built