Archive for the ‘Built’ Category
Project: Floating Solar Array
Location: London, U.K. (Queen Elizabeth II reservoir)
Engineering, installation: Lightsource Renewable Energy
Largest floating solar array in Europe, size of 8 soccer fields, over 23,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels.
“It will have a total installed peak capacity of 6.3 megawatts and is expected to generate 5.8m kilowatt hours in its first year – equivalent to the annual consumption of around 1,800 homes.”
Building: Palau Blaugrana (arena for FC Barcelona, basketball)
Architects: HOK, TAC Arquitectes
Completion expected: 2020
AE Interest: “The New Palau Blaugrana, which will have a capacity of 12,000 for sporting events and 12,500 for social and cultural events, is a key component of a broader project to improve FC Barcelona’s facilities, including a major renovation of the Camp Nou stadium, in creating the Espai Barça sports district. Construction on the new Palau Blaugrana is expected to begin during the 2017/2018 FC Barcelona basketball season and finish during the 2019/2020 season. It will replace the 7,500-seat Palau Blaugrana, which opened in 1971.”
Building: Eurasia Tower
Location: Moscow, Russia
Architect: Swanke Hayden Connell Architects
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomesetti
MEP Engineer: Consentini
Developer: MOS City Group
Project Manager: SUMMA
AE Interests: Connected to the Moscow International Business Center (MiBC) Central Core, Eurasia Tower sits at 1,013ft, 72 stories tall. The first mixed-use steel tower in Russia houses apartments, entertainment, and office space, within a 2.2 Million sq ft GFA.
Structural Material: Composite steel/concrete core, composite steel/concrete deck floors, and steel exterior columns
Building: Wangjing SOHO
Location: Beijing, China
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Structure: Adams Kara Taylor UK, CCDI
Facade: Arup Facade HK, Inhabitat
MEP, Vt, Fire Safety, Sustainability: Hoare Lea UK, Arup Engineers
Area: 5,610,850 sf
AEInterest: “Described as “three interweaving mountains”, the towers feature curved and tapered forms. The tallest and most slender is 200 metres high, while the other two are slightly broader, with heights of 127 and 118 metres.” (Dezeen)
Building: 111 South Wacker
Location: 111 S. Wacker Dr. Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Architect: Goettsch Partners, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Electrical Engineer: Gibson Electric & Technology Solutions
Height: 681.22 ft.
AE Interests: world’s first high-rise certified LEED Gold Core and Shell, cable net wall system surrounding lobby,caisson foundation, parking garage makes up first 7 floors, 53 total floors
Building: L’Atelier Music and Dance School
Location: Normandy, France
Architects: AAVP (Atelier Architecture Vincent Parreira)
Structural Engineer: Beton Ingenerie
AE Interests: the facade is made entirely of purple slate imported from Canada usually only used for prestigious buildings, a journey into the building from the “adult rooms” at the entrance into the children’s dance and reading rooms deeper into the new building, the woodwork makes the rooms feel voluminous and large (cathedral-like), open sky windows to give natural light to the dance and reading rooms, pumice looking ceilings make the dancing room feel very “light”- (just as dancers should be light on their feet), angular form
AE Interests: based on the theme of music and contemporary art, the Metaphone was created with the help of sound designer Louis Drandel, Drandel designed the walls of the Metaphone to generate and diffuse sound, music can be played live in front of an audience or from behind closed doors, first interactive music hall in the world