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New Central Library – Calgary, Canada

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Building: Calgary Central Library and Library Plaza
Location: Calgary, Canada
Design Architect: Snohetta
Architect of Record: DIALOG
Construction Manager: Stuart Olson
Project Manager: MHPM
Size: 240,000 sf
Currently under construction; projected to be finished in 2018

AE Interests
Oval-shaped, multi-faceted public library. Exterior is wrapped in a textured facade with translucent fritted glass panels used to screen private study areas and clear glass used for public areas. Interior centers around a four-story atrium topped with a skylight. Multi-functional building with meeting space, activity centers, cafe, theater, reading rooms, and conference rooms. [a]

Written by Daniel Awad

September 12, 2016 at 3:36 am

Posted in Under Construction

UniSA Great Hall – Adelaide, Australia

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Building: UniSA Great Hall Adelaide
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Design Architect: Snohetta
Collaborating Architect: JamFactory
Architect of Record: JPE Design Studio
Structural Engineer: Aurecon
Managing Contractor: Mossop Construction and Interiors
Size: 7000 sm (75347.3 sf) Currently under construction; scheduled to be completed by 2018

AE Interests
Multi-functional building, featuring a sports complex, swimming pool and facilities for graduations, exams, corporate and cultural events. Foyer entrance and mezzanine function space. Complex, angular facade. [a]

Video: [1]

Written by Daniel Awad

September 8, 2016 at 3:26 am

Posted in Under Construction

King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture – Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

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Building: King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture
Location: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Design Architect: Snohetta
Structural Engineer: Walter P Moore 
Size: 100,000 sm (328,085 sf)
Currently under construction; scheduled to be completed in 2016

AE Interests
Cultural Center. Guided by LEED international standards, energy-efficient. Facade is made from CNC bent stainless steel tubes that are individually formed and wrapped around the building. [a]

Video: [1]

Written by Daniel Awad

September 8, 2016 at 3:21 am

Posted in Under Construction

Nautical Club Building (Marina D’ Arechi) – Salerno, Italy

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Building: Nautical Club Building
Location: Marina d’Arechi Port Village, Salerno, Italy
Address: Via Salvador Allende, 84123 Salerno SA, Italy
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Santiago Calatrava
Construction started in 2010.

AE Interest: suspended by bridge connecting coast and marina, façade protects building from sun with use of movable lamella system, marina and building designed to help reduce beach erosion[a]
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Written by Katlin Woodburn

September 7, 2016 at 1:19 pm

Posted in Under Construction

215 Chrystie – New York City, New York

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Building:  215 Chrystie
Location: New York City, New York
Address:  215 Chrystie New York City, New York 10002
Design
Architect:  Herzog & De Meuron
Executive Architect:  Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP
Construction Manager:  Triton Construction Company
Build-able Area:  257,689 sf
Under construction: scheduled completion; 2017

AE Interest:
multi-use building (hotel and residential) including night-life capabilities, structural elements (concrete) are left unfinished and presented to the street as raw thus economically combining Architecture and Structure, Exo-Skeleton structure allows interior space to be free of columns, windows are tilted towards the sky to allow for more light permeation and added privacy [a]
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Additional Information: [1]

Written by destinygamble88

September 7, 2016 at 12:58 pm

Posted in Under Construction

National Library of Israel – Jerusalem, Israel

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Building:  National Library of Israel
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
Executive Architect:  Amir Mann –  Ami Shinar Architects and Planners Ltd.
Size 45,000 sf
Currently under construction; scheduled to be completed 2020

AE Interest: Renewal process for the library to transition from a traditional library to a digital information hub [a] to provide state of the art resources to 21st century users,mixing traditional architecture in Jerusalem with new contemporary feel, sustainable building with solar panels and a rock store in ground for naturally cool air [b] 10 floors total with 6 above composing 15,000 sf and 4 below ground composing 30,000 sf [c]

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Written by Katherine Van Herk

September 7, 2016 at 12:14 pm

Posted in Under Construction

New Gate of the Alhambra-Granada, Spain

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Name: New Gate of the Alhambra
Location: Granada, Spain
Address: 1066 Granada massacre, 18009 Granada, Spain
Architects: Alvaro Siza, and Juan Domingo Santos
Collaborators: Jose Navarro Navarro
Structural Engineers: GOP Engenharia
Industrial Engineering: Abacus Engineers
Size: 5,700 sqm
Year: In Progress

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AE Interest:

-Creates a new entrance to the Palace of Charles V (Alhambra) of Spain; contrasts light and warmth with dark and cold; aimed to disguise the massive building and enhance the castle-fortress [2]; one challenge is how to excavate the land without causing damage to the site itself; the main entrance is located underground and utilizes light-wells to illuminate the interior of the building; designed to blend into the surrounding landscape [3].

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Written by Eric J. Feuge

September 7, 2016 at 12:14 pm

Posted in Under Construction

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