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Geology Museum – Shenzhen, China

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Building: Geology Museum
Location: Shenzhen, China
Architect: leeMundwiler Architects
Completion: 2013

AE Interests: angular facades, constructed with natural stone, facade designed for moss, lichen, and plants to grow on, natural lighting.

Written by Sharon Zhu

September 4, 2015 at 1:28 pm

Posted in Built

Tencent Binhai Tower- Shenzhen, China

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Building: Tencent Corporate Headquarters
Location: Shenzhen, China
Architect: NBBJ
Structural Engineer: AECOM
MEP Engineer: WSP
Facade Engineer: Thorton Tomasetti
Completion: 2016

AE Interests: curtain wall incorporates modular shading, reduce carbon emissions by 40% over typical office tower, rotation between towers to capture winds, incorporates three sky bridges.

Written by Sharon Zhu

September 4, 2015 at 1:28 pm

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KK100 – Shenzhen, China

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Building: KK100
Location: Shenzhen, China
Architect: TFP Farrells
Engineering: Ove Arup & Partners
(Structural, Fire, Wind, MEP, Traffic)
Contractor: China Construction Fourth Engineering Division Corp. Ltd.
Project Manager: Shenzhen KingKey real Estate Development Co. Ltd.
Completion: 2011

AE Interests: Tallest building in the world in 2011 (100 floors), horizontal and vertical fins reduce glare and solar gain, free cooling system used, mixed use tower, complex form at pedestrian entry, expressed steel structure, LEED Gold.

Written by Sharon Zhu

September 4, 2015 at 1:28 pm

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“City of Dreams” Hotel Tower – Cotai, Macau

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Building: “City of Dreams” Hotel Tower
Location: Coati, Macau
Completion: 2017
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Developer: Melco Crown Entertainment Limited
Structural Engineer: Mott Connell Ltd.
MEP: Jebson Consultants & Engineering Co. Ltd.
Facade Engineer: Buro Happold
Fire Engineer: Ove Arup
Traffic Engineer: MVA

AE Interests: Transfer beams and trusses used to create open spaces, complex structural web carries both gravity and lateral forces, reinforced concrete used in stair and lift core walls to create lateral stability, external exoskeleton structure.

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Written by Sharon Zhu

September 4, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Posted in Built