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European Central Bank – Frankfurt a.M., Germany

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Building: European Central Bank
Location: Frankfurt a.M., Germany
Completion: 2014
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Structural Engineer: B+G Ingenieure
Climate Design: Arup
Plumbing & Hvac: Ebert-Ingenieure
Lightning Design: Bartenbach LichtLabor

AE Interests: 607′ linked double-tower, dynamic spatial sequences.

Virtual tour (4min),
Feature-length story vision to reality (45min)

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Edited 4/2015 GB

Written by Joshua Atkins

April 18, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Garden Bridge – London, England, U.K.

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Building: Garden Bridge
Location: London, England
Completion: 2017
Architect: Thomas Heatherwick (Heatherwick studio)
Landscape Architect: Dan Pearson
Engineers: Arup

AE Interest: Pedestrian bridge over the river Thames, catalyst for urban renewal, elevated garden.

Updated 12/2014 by GB.
See 3rd image for announcement of final approval – ref. BDOnline.

Written by Brooks Barnhouse

March 2, 2015 at 1:10 am

Chausseestrasse 43 – Berlin, Germany

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Building Name: Chausseestrasse 43
Location: Berlin, Germany
Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
Structural & MEP Engineer: PORR
Completion: 2015

AE Interest: Complex form. Libeskind-designed 3D metallic stoneware tile facade designed to clean themselves and the air.


Written by Justin Nevill

September 10, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Guosen Securities Tower – Shenzhen, China

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Building: Guosen Securities Tower
Location: Shenzhen, China
Status: Ongoing proposal since 2010
Client: Guosen Securities Co, Ltd.
Architect: Massimiliano + Doriana Fuksas
Structural Engineer: Arup

AE Interest: 228 m tall office building, first ecological skyscraper in Shenzhen, explores new concepts in vertical public spaces


Written by Alex Gross

September 9, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Dorobanti Tower – Bucharest, Romania

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Building: Dorobanti Tower
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Status: Under Construction
Client: Smartown Investments
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Project Architect: Markus Planteu

AE Interest: 200 m tall (55 floors) residential building, chamfered diamond form with meandering structural lattice, built to withstand intense seismic activity

Website: 1


Written by Alex Gross

September 9, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Blossom Gate – Xiangyiang, China

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Front View  Interior Structure  Concept Precedent

Building: Blossom Gate
Location: Xiangyiang, China
Completion: Expected Completion in 2013
Design Team: Prechteck (now penda designhouse)

AE Interest: This entrance to China’s largest myrtle garden serves as an entrance and a gathering space. The influence for the form comes from Chinese calligraphy which can be seen in the massive arches that are meant to look like the the trailing strokes of a calligraphy brush. The structure is to be composed of large bamboo space frames covered in long, single, bamboo poles. In order to mimic the trailing ends of a brush stroke the poles will be spaced-out at the intersection of the frames on each side.


Written by Thanos Metaxas

September 9, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

North Point Harbour Urban Plan – Hong Kong, China

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Building: North Point Harbour Urban Planning Concept
Location: Hong Kong, China
Status: Winning Design, Proposed
Architect: Chris Y. H. Chan + Stephanie M. L. Tan

AE Interests: Organic architecture, ‘wall of cells’, building relationships, and improvement of living quality in heavy urban areas. Other interests include the use of free flowing forms to transform a typical square grid city structure into an interactive and expandable urban model.

Written by Brandon Comisarenco

September 9, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Posted in Proposed Design


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