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Mercury City Tower – Moscow, Russia

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Building: Mercury City Tower
Location: Moscow, Russia
Architect: Frank Williams and Partners, M.M. Posokhin
Structural Engineer: Mosproject-2
MEP: AE Arma-Elektropanc (AE)
Number of Floors: 75
Overall Height: 1112 feet (339.92 meters)
Completed: 2013

AE Interest: Multi-Use High Rise (shops, restaurant, apartments, office spaces), Primary structural materials: steel and heat-resistant reinforced concrete, Natural lighting for 75% of workspaces, Uses less water due to mechanisms that collect melting snow for use throughout the building
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Written by Samantha Kambo

February 22, 2015 at 4:40 pm

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Dawang Mountain Resort Changsha

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Building: Dawang Mountain Resort Changsha
Location: Changsha, China
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Design Architects: Alexander Ott, Quirin Krumbholz, Stephan Sobl
Structural Engineer: Bollinger + Grohmann
MEP/HVAC: Buro Happold Ltd., Steve Macey
Year: Construction started in 2013

AE Interest: Constructed directly over an abandoned cement mining quarry pit and lake, 170 meter span, lighting is controlled via a central glass cone that brings in natural light, facade of hotel tower provides natural ventilation and innovative sun shading, architecture is integrated into the landscape

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Written by Samantha Kambo

September 10, 2014 at 2:22 pm

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Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel – Nesjavellir, Iceland

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Building: Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel
Location: Nesjavellir, Iceland
Architect: Minarc
Structural Engineer: Tov Verkfradistofa ehr
Contractor: Heidar Holt Contractors
Completion: 2013

AE Interest: Simple design does not overwhelm the natural beauty of the surroundings, blends effortlessly in with landscape, sustainable methods, high performance building that maximizes energy efficiency and lowers carbon footprint, natural hot springs in region provide hotel with geothermal heating and hot water
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Written by Samantha Kambo

September 10, 2014 at 2:19 pm

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Reforma 432 Residences

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Building: Reforma 432 Residences
Architect: Rojkind Arquitectos/ Michel Rojkind
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Project Direction and Coordination: Grupo Elipse
Completion: 2012

AE Interest: Multi-purpose building, interior is made up of customizable 70 square foot units which may be added to one another to form more complex spaces, “technical floors” located throughout the building offer structural support and are used as recreational centers for residents

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Written by Samantha Kambo

September 10, 2014 at 2:18 pm

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La Cité des Affaires – Saint-Etienne, France

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Building: La Cité des Affaires (Financial District)
Location: Saint-Etienne, France
Architect: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
Structural Engineer: Khephern Ingenierie
Completion: 2010

AE Interest: Serpentine look of the building conveys vertical and horizontal movement, pedestrian access on all three sides formed by staggered layout of entrance portals, yellow face brings light into core of building, continuous surfaces
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Written by Samantha Kambo

September 10, 2014 at 2:17 pm

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Rosewood Abu Dhabi

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Building: Rosewood Abu Dhabi
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Architect: Handel Architects
Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA)
MEP Engineer: WSP Buildings
Geotechnical Engineer: Haley & Aldrich
Completion: 2013

AE Interest: Texture and lines on a falcon’s feathers inspired the design of the building, fluid form contrasts with more rectilinear construction in area, reflective glass used
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Written by Samantha Kambo

September 10, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Posted in Built