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Viaduc de la Savoureuse – Montbéliard, France

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Bridge: Viaduc de la Savoureuse
Location: crosses the Savoureuse valley between Montbéliard and Belfort, France
Completed: 2011
Architect: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Bridge Designer:  Jean Muller International (Egis Group)
Structural Consultant: COREDIA
Civil Engineer: Effiage TP
Geotechnical Consultant: Fondasol
Project Manager: Setec

AE Interests: Bridge is part of a high-speed train link, covers a distance of 800 m of the 1,300 m rail, Lateral girders span between a series of parallel steel portal frames, tetrapod piles support the duct while bearing down on tapered concrete pads. [a]
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Written by Tamar Solomon

September 8, 2016 at 12:24 pm

Posted in Built

Mary Rose Museum- Portsmouth, UK

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Building: Mary Rose Museum
Location: Portsmouth, UK
Address: Main Rd, Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3PY, United Kingdom
Architect: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Interior Architect: Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will
Structural and M&E Engineer: Ramboll
General Contractor: Warings
Project Manager: Second London Wall

AE Interests: Museum built to host the hull of Henry VIII’s warship, designed from the inside-out to accommodate the environmental conditions needed in order to preserve the hull, the structure is like a jewel box with its most precious contents protected inside, [a] interior is completely dark with light only concentrated on objects on display and under walkway handrails, re-creates a claustrophobic atmosphere of the lower deck of a ship. [b]

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Virtual Tour of Interior

Written by Tamar Solomon

September 8, 2016 at 2:21 am

Posted in Built

Weston Library – Oxford, UK

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Building: Weston Library
Location: Oxford, UK
Address: Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, United Kingdom
Original Exterior Architect: Sir Giles Gilbert Scott
Interior Renovations Architect: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Structural Engineer: Pell Frischmann
Environmental Engineers: Hurley Palmer Flatt
General Contractor: Mace
Size: 18,828 sq. meters

AE Interests: one of the Bodleian libraries, contemporary interior renovations, new arcaded entryway and restored façade, construction while library still in use, saved time and money by re-using foundation,  [a] architect’s goal to preserve and update original design while also creating easier access to materials and encouraging the public inside. [b]

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Construction Time-Lapse Video
Tour Inside the Building with Architect’s Commentary

Written by Tamar Solomon

September 7, 2016 at 12:31 pm

Posted in Built