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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


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

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Vancouver Art Gallery – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Building:  Vancouver Art Gallery
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
Collaborating Architect: Perkins + Will
Size 300,000 sf [a]
Currently under construction; scheduled to be completed 2020

AE Interest: New building to house the Vancouver Art Gallery, covered courtyard for public use provides comfort from the elements year round, façade composed of wood that will allow the building to age and change over time [b]

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Visit the gallery page here to stay up to date [1]

Written by Katherine Van Herk

September 7, 2016 at 12:14 pm

Posted in Under Construction

MKM Museum Küppersmühle, Extension – Duisburg, Germany

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Building:  MKM Museum Küppersmühle, Extension
Location: Duisburg, Germany
Address: Philosophenweg 55 · 47051 Duisburg
Architect: Herzog & De Meuron
Structural Engineer: Drees & Sommer Advanced Building Technologies
M+E Engineer: Drees & Sommer Advanced, ap-Plan
Exhibition Space: 26,910 sf
Planned Completion: 2018 

AE Interest:
Museum addition continues architectural aspects of the original industrial grain mill; materials echo original materials providing visual growth through time; grain silos are re-purposed to be corridors and an exhibition space [a].

Written by destinygamble88

September 2, 2016 at 4:26 pm

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Taipei Pop Music Center – Taipei, Taiwan

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Building: Taipei Pop Music Center
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Architect: Reiser + Umemoto, RUR Architecture PC
Local Architect: Fei and Cheng
Structural and MEP Engineering, Sustainability, Acoustitcs: Arup
Scheduled Completion: 2015

AE Interests: a pedestrian bridge connects both sites of the center and acts as a socle for the Main Hall, Hall of Fame and Industry Shell, the Main Hall is a 5000 seat auditorium, outdoor amphitheater with 3000 people standing capacity, the Industry Shell has production facilities and performance spaces, the Hall of Fame is a cube with four floors of exhibition space, a restaurant, research facilities, and a lecture hall

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Written by Casey Gragg

September 11, 2015 at 11:46 pm

Rio Olympic Park Master Plan – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Building: Rio Olympic Park Master Plan
Location: Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Status: Under Construction (to be completed by 2016)
Development Size: 292 acres
Design: AECOM
Supporting Architects: DG ArchitectureWilkinson Eyre Architects, Pujol Barcelona Architects, IMG Sports and Expedition
SMEP Engineer: Arup
Sustainability Consultant: Arup
Local Engineer: RioMais

AEInterests: winning design of international design competition, Main Press Center will be certified LEED Silver, after the park is used for the 2016 Summer Olympics the park will then be turned into the Olympic Training Centre, as well as schools and urban housing

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Written by Jordan Galloso

September 11, 2015 at 6:52 pm

The Grand Egyptian Museum- Cairo, Egypt

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Location: Cairo, Egypt
Completion: May 2012- TBC
Architect: Heneghan Peng Architects, RMC
Structural Engineer: Arup
MEP: Buro Happold
Landscape Architects: West 8, Sites
Specialist Lighting: Bruce Mau Design
Exhibition Masterplanning: Metaphor

AE Interests: Relates to land features such as the Nile’s pathway through the desert to the Mediterranean.

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Written by Nancy Varughese

September 10, 2015 at 6:14 pm

The Gate Residence – Cairo, Egypt

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Building: The Gate Residence
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Completion: 2015- 2019
Architect: Vincent Callebaut
Project Manager: Hill International

AE Interests: Callebaut has designed this coral reef inspired building to be a role model for green sustainable architecture in Cairo. A solar roof paneling and facades in the form of fish gills provides shadow in optimal areas in order to decrease mechanical ventilation. LEED gold plus certification.

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Written by Nancy Varughese

September 10, 2015 at 1:49 pm