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Town Hall Hotel – London, England, U.K.

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Building: Town Hall Hotel
Location: London, England, U.K.
Architect: rare architecture
Structural Engineer: O’Connor Sokolowski Partnership
M & E Consultant: Mendick Waring
Contractor: MP Brothers Ltd
Subcontractors and Suppliers: Euroclad (extension and skin), DuPont (coating)
Completion: 2010

AE Interests: laser cut powder coated aluminum skin reduces heat gain and allows for the entry of natural light while preserving the privacy of the hotel rooms, 98-room hotel, bar and restaurant, addition to buildings originally erected in 1910 and 1937

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Written by Sarah Meixner

September 8, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Posted in Built

Hackney Service Centre – London, England, U.K.

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Building: Hackney Service Centre
Location: London, England, U.K.
Architect: Hopkins Architects
Structural Engineer: Halcrow Group
Services Engineer: Jacobs
Contractor: Osborne Construction
Completion: 2010

AE Interests: sustainability, earned the BREEAM “Excellent” award, use of gas and wood pellet boilers and a large photovoltaic array in the glazed roof of the atrium, winner of the RIBA 2011 Regional Award, use of natural light

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Written by Sarah Meixner

September 3, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Posted in Built

One Blackfriars – London, England, U.K.

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Building: One Blackfriars
Location: London, England, U.K.
Architect: SimpsonHaugh and Partners
Structural Engineer: WSP
Services Engineer: Hoare Lea
Contractor: Brookfield Multiplex
Completion: under construction, anticipated 2017

AE Interests: 170 m tall (558 ft), 50 floors, aiming for BREEAM “Very Good” rating and Level 4 rating from the Code for Sustainable Homes, minimized footprint, double-skin facade, outer transparent glass facade, 152-room hotel, 271 residential apartments, retail space, health and fitness centre, restaurants and bars, viewing lounge

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Written by Sarah Meixner

September 3, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Manhattan Loft Gardens – London, England, U.K.

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Building: Manhattan Loft Gardens
Location: London, England, U.K.
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Structural Engineer: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Services Engineer: Hoare Lea
Construction: Bouygues UK
Completion: under construction, anticipated 2016

AE Interests: 143 m tall (469 ft) building includes 2 large cantilevers in the tower mass, 3 sky gardens, 248 residential apartments, a 150-room hotel, 42 levels, a spa, two restaurants, and a triple-height lobby.  Designed with sustainability in mind, the hotel portion will earn the BREEAM “Outstanding” ranking, while the residential component of the tower will earn a Level Four ranking from the Code for Sustainable Homes.  Recycled concrete and steel are to be utilized in the construction of the tower.

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Written by Sarah Meixner

September 3, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Posted in Under Construction