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National Bank of Kuwait – Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Building: National Bank of Kuwait
Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Lighting Engineers: Claude Engle
Completion: 2018

AE Interests: structural innovation with a highly efficient passive form, tower’s cylindrical form opens like a shell to the north to avoid solar gain, southern façade is shaded by a series of concrete fins providing structural support also, achieved LEED Gold rating in temperatures that can rise to 45°C

Articles: [1, 2]

Written by shukanbhakta

December 11, 2018 at 2:54 am

Posted in Built

Kuwait International Airport – Sabhan, Kuwait

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Building: Kuwait International Airport
Location: Sabhan, Kuwait
Architect: Foster + Partners
Collaborating Architect: Gulf Consult
Structural Engineer: Arup
Completion: 2020

AE Interests: glazed openings that filter daylight while deflecting direct solar radiation, large expanse of roof-mounted photovoltaic panels, each façade spans 1.2 kilometers, extends from a 25-meter-high central space, tapering concrete columns, organic forms draw inspiration from the shape and movement of Kuwait’s traditional dhow sailing boats

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Written by shukanbhakta

December 11, 2018 at 2:54 am

Posted in Built

Apple Dubai Mall – Dubai, UAE

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Building: Apple Dubai Mall
Location: Dubai, UAE
Architect:Foster + Partners
Collaborating Architect: WSP
Structural Engineer: Foster + Partners, WSP
Completion: 2017

AE Interests: celebration of the sun, using the abundant daylight to create a special ambiance within, carbon-fiber shutters fold around the oriel window, movement of these “solar wings” echo’s the motion of an eagle flapping its wings, edges give customers a place to admire the view

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Written by shukanbhakta

December 11, 2018 at 2:54 am

Posted in Built

Free University of Berlin – Berlin, Germany

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Building: Free University of Berlin
Location: Berlin, Germany
Architects: George Candilis, Shadrach Woods, Manfred Schiedhelm, Alexis Josik, Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer: Jean Prouvé
Original Completion: 1963

AE Interests: wide spread, modular spaces, instrument not monument, corten steel, corrosion, aluminum, rust, roof terrace, courtyard, load bearing wood, cedar wood, bronze patina, team X,  Le Corbusier inspired

Articles [1,2,3]

Written by mbataeut

October 31, 2018 at 12:20 pm

Posted in Built

Diamond Ranch High School – Pomona, California

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Building: Diamond Ranch High School
Location: Pomona, California
Architect: Morphosis Architects
Structural Engineer: Arup
MEP Engineer: Arup
Civil Engineer: Andreasen Engineering, Inc.
Landscape Architect: Fong & Associates
Construction: 1997 – 1999

AE Interests: form is influenced by surrounding topography, construction attempted to minimize the displacement of earth, space is designed to foster social interaction

Articles: [1, 2]

Written by Megha Murthy

October 31, 2018 at 9:23 am

Posted in Built

DJI Headquarters – Shenzhen, China

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Building Name: DJI Headquarters
Location: Shenzhen, China
Architect: Foster + Partners
Expected Completion: 2019
AE Interests: Floating volumes cantilevered from central cores by large mega-trusses and circular profiled steel hangers, Innovative suspension structure reduces the need for columns, Sky bridge that doubles as a launch pad for drones.

Articles [1, 2]

Videos [1]

Written by Gerardo Martinez

October 26, 2018 at 12:57 pm

Posted in Built

Walbrook Square, Bloomberg London HQ – London, England, U.K.

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Building: Walbrook Square, Bloomberg London HQ
Location: London, England, U.K.
Completion: 2017
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineering: AKTII
Lighting and Metalwork (ceiling): SAS International

AE Interest: Sustainability, office building with pedestrian plazas, restoration of temple at site, 210meter high central ramp for circulating between floors, fresh-air ventilation at floors flowing to central atrium, complex stone shading elements. Winner of 2018 Stirling Prize.

Article: 1, 2
Video:  1,

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Written by Madhumitha Venkataraman

October 10, 2018 at 5:26 pm

Posted in Built

Abu Dhabi World Trade Center – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Building Name: Abu Dhabi World Trade Center (Al Raha Beach Development)
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Architect: Foster + Partners
Completion: Undergoing construction since 2008

AE Interests: Environmental computer analysis, sinuous dynamic plan, reactive louvered shading system angled to minimize solar gain depending on orientation, soaring central atrium, form rooted in a sustainable environmental strategy that relies on a series of passive controls.

Articles: [1,2]

Written by Gabrielle Garcia

October 3, 2018 at 11:59 am

Posted in Built

The Bund Finance Center – Shanghai, China

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Building: The Bund Finance Center
Location: Shanghai, China
Architect:  Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studios
Structural Engineer: ECADI
Landscape Architect: Martha Schwartz Partners
Lighting Engineer: BPI

Completed: 2017

AEInterests:
3 tiered moving veil of bronze tubes to suit occasions; Pivotal connection between old and new sectors

Articles, Videos:
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Written by Jordan Stirling

August 6, 2018 at 2:32 pm

Posted in Built

South Beach – Singapore

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Building: South Beach
Location: Downtown Singapore
Architect:  Foster + Partners
Collaborating Architect: Aedas 
Structural Engineer: Arup
Mechanical/ Environmental Engineer: Parsons Brinckerhoff 
Lighting Engineer: Lightcibles 
Landscape Architect: ICN Design International
Completed: 2012

AEInterests:
Curves in the building direct winds and collect water; aligns with Singapore’s vision of a city in a garden with sustainable features, sky gardens, and the lightweight, tree-like canopy; cofferdams stabilize soil

Articles, Videos:
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Written by Jordan Stirling

August 6, 2018 at 2:10 pm

Posted in Built

Citic Bank Headquarters – Hangzhou, China

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Building: Citic Bank Headquarters
Location: Hangzhou, China
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural and Mechanical Engineeering: East China Architectural Design Institute
Completed: 2016

AE Interests:
Shape inspired by ancient ‘dou’ or ‘ding’ vessel; Iconic but harmonious with cityscape;  exterior gold lattice

Articles, Videos:
[a1/v1]

Written by Jordan Stirling

August 5, 2018 at 6:11 pm

Posted in Built

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology – Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Building: Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
Location: Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Architect: Foster + Partners
Landscape Architect: Gillespies
Acoustic Engineer: Sandy Brown
Contractors: Al Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading and Hip Hing Construction Company (Phase 1A); Arabian Construction Company (Phase 1B)
Client: Mubadala Development Company

AE Interest:
The science and technology institute is powered by a 10MW solar PV plant, the PV modules on the Masdar City boundary are the largest in the Middle East; the buildings are fitted with water efficient fixtures, smart water reduction and monitoring technologies and efficient laundry systems; [a] the wastewater, recycled at the city’s treatment plant, is also reused for irrigation; the project used special concrete mixtures and sustainable forest woods to reduce carbon emissions. [b]
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Written by danarauseo

November 8, 2017 at 11:00 am

Posted in Built

Tower – Dallas, Texas

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Project: 70-story tower (proposed)
Location:  Dallas, Texas
Architect: Foster + Partners
Developer: H. Ross Perot Jr.’s Hillwood real estate firm

AE Interest:  70-story, 1 million-square-foot tower, round plan, diagrid mega-frame lateral stability system.  If built, will be tallest building in Dallas, Texas.

Article: [1]

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Written by Gregory Brooks

March 29, 2017 at 11:12 am

Posted in Proposed Design

Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank Headquarters – Hong Kong, China

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Building: HSBC Headquarters
Location: Hong Kong Island
Address: Hong Kong, China
Completed: 1986
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineers: Ove Arup and Partners
M + E Engineers: Roger Preston and Partners
Size: 99,000 m². Three Towers at 29, 36, and 44 stories high
Awards: Won Structural Steel Award, Royal Academy Premier Architectural Award.

AE Interests: Building based upon three foundation towers with pre-cast materials situated in to complete the structure (a). The building maintains notable versatility allowing the bank to easily alter space to meet their needs (b).

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Written by chendrickson16

September 8, 2016 at 9:09 pm

Posted in Built

Century Tower

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Building: Century Tower
Location: Bunkyo-ku Tokyo, Japan
Completion: 1991
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer: Arup
M+E Engineer: J Roger, Preston and Partners
Size: 26,590 meters², 136.6 meters tall, two towers 19 & 21 stories tall.
Awards: Lightweight Medal Cladding Award, Institution of Structural Engineers Special Award.

AE Interests: Expanded on the Foster design idea of HSBC Headquarters to create an office environment with high quality architecture and originality (a).  Previously due to fire regulations combining an open office atrium with open floor space had been prohibited; however, using smoke activated baffles, inspired by airplane wing flaps, and fans, the smoke could be drawn out by increasing air flow to desired levels (a).

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Written by chendrickson16

September 8, 2016 at 9:07 pm

Posted in Built

50 UN Plaza

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Building: 50 UN Plaza Residential Appartment
Location: First Avenue and 46th Street New York City, USA
Architect: Foster + Partners; with SLCE collaborating
Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk Group
M +E Engineer: Flack and Kurz
Size: 309,300 ft²;42 story’s

AE Interests: Situated Across the Street from United Nations Headquarters in New York (a). Constructed with an environmental conscience using recycled materials and recycled water for irrigation purposes. (b)

(a)  (b)

Written by chendrickson16

September 8, 2016 at 9:06 pm

Posted in Built

Oceanwide Center – San Francisco, California

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Building:  Oceanwide Center
Location: San Francisco, California
Address: 50 1st Street (S. Mission St. / 1st St.)
Architect: Foster+Partners
Collaborating Architect: Heller Manus Architects
Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
M+E Engineer: Foster + Partners/Taylor Engineering/Engineering Enterprise
Size 219,885sm (2,366,822sf)

AE Interest:
mixed-use high-rise, 2 towers, 605-foot tall residential tower, new public space [c], 850-foot tall hotel, residential and office tower – it will be the tallest residential project on the West Coast, 1.35 million square feet of office space and 650,000 square feet of residential units.  Open layout is supported by an innovative orthogonal structural system [d] developed for seismic stability. [a]

Sources: [a,b,c,d,e]

News:
ArchDaily16May2016-Oceanwide Center Receives San Francisco Planning Commission Approval [e]

 

 

Written by Gregory Brooks

August 10, 2016 at 12:21 pm

Posted in Built

Proscenio Cultural Centre – Bogotá, Colombia

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Architect: Foster & Partners
Completion Date: Undecided

Details: Recently approved, team yet to be assembled.
1500 seat theater, Rehearsal Rooms, Restaurant on the 15th floor, Exhibition Hall, School of Performing Arts with a special block for children and one for adults, which has a library, video library, listening room, computer center, auditorium for 300 people, cafes and classrooms and trials for up to 1500 students

AE Interests: Translucent skin, cantilevers, combination steel and concrete structure, multifunctional purpose

Written by Marshall Allen

September 9, 2015 at 9:33 am

Posted in Built

High Court of Justice and Supreme Court – Madrid, Spain

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Building:  High Court of Justice and Supreme Court
Location: Madrid, Spain
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Client: Comunidad de Madrid
Appointment: 2006

AE Interests: Building communities, full height atrium, glass and steel façades allowing for transparency yet minimize unwanted solar gain

Written by Callen Holguin

September 8, 2015 at 4:06 pm

Posted in Built

Faena House – Miami-Beach, Fl, U.S.

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Building: Faena House
Location: Miami- Beach, USA
Architects: Foster and Partners
Structural Engineer: Permasteelisa
Developer: Molteni Group
Height: 18 floors
Completion: By the end of 2015

AEInterests: Curvilinear, sleek smooth lines, designed to reduce need for cooling during the summer, large balconies with glass everywhere, built to withstand hurricanes

Written by Steven Wilson

September 4, 2015 at 1:18 pm

Posted in Under Construction

New City Hall – Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Building: New City Hall
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Design Architect: Foster + Partners
Architect of Record: BBRCH-Minond
Structural Engineers: Curutchet-Del Villar Ingenieros Civiles
MEP Engineer: Estudio Grinberg
Main Contractor: CRIBA
Completion: 2015

AE Interests: LEED Silver, reinforced-concrete roof, continuous wave form, four-story high atrium, long-span structure, skylights, interior courtyards

Written by Kyle Brown

September 3, 2015 at 2:36 pm

Posted in Built

Abu Dhabi Central Market – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Building: Abu Dhabi Central Market
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer: Halvorson and Partners
MEP Engineer: BDSP Partnership
Facade Consultant: Arup
Contractor: Arabian Construction Co.
Completion: 2012

AEInterests: Individual facade glazing using Arabic geometry, green roofs, high energy efficiency, open roofs to implement natural lighting and cooling.

Written by Tarek El-Afifi

September 2, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Posted in Built

Alpha Apartments in Lewisham – Sydney Australia

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Building: Alpha Apartments
Location: Lewisham, Sydney, Australia
Architect: Tony Owen Partners
Completion: 2015

AE Interests: Ecologically sustainable development, hexagonal pod-like façade (manufactured as a single aluminum extrusion). Alpha’s construction was a way to prove contemporary design can be as cost-effective as traditional designs. Top levels exit onto terraces through hexagonal sky units with panoramic views of the surrounding parklands, two-story lounges on every floor foster a sense of community among residents.

Articles: [ 1 , 2 ]

Written by Eric Nunez

September 2, 2015 at 1:25 pm

Mexico City International Airport – Mexico City, Mexico `

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Building: Mexico City International Airport
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Architects: Foster + Partners, FR-EE (Fernando Romero EnterprisE)
Master Plan Design: Arup
Structural Engineering: Arup
M+E Engineer: Foster + Partners
2018 note: Under construction

AE Interests: Maximum span of 170 meters, single light-weight grid shell roof structure, prefabricated, sub floor services, natural ventilation, roof harvests solar energy and captures rain water.

Articles: 1
Videos: 1,
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Written by Sydney Valentine Moore

April 9, 2015 at 1:13 am

Posted in Built

Hermitage Plaza Towers – La Defense District, France

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Building: Hermitage Plaza Towers
Location: La Defense District, France
Architect: Foster and Partners
Structural Engineers: LERA
General Contractor: Turner Construction
To be Completed: 2019

AEInterest: Tallest in Western Europe (1,017ft), Diamond-shaped in plan, Tapers outwards as the grow in height, diagrid structure, BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating, angled façade to provide self-shading and draw fresh air, technical rooms placed strategically to save space.

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Written by Laith Quntar

March 2, 2015 at 2:49 am

Posted in Built

Apple Store – Huangzou, China

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Building:  Apple Store
Location:  Huangzou, China
Architect:  Foster + Partners
Completed: 2015

AE Interest:
“The main area inside the store features a 9m high space where the upper floor projects 12m from the rear wall”,
large sheets of glass: 11 large double-glazed panels, each 15m tall. [1]

Articles: 1, 2
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Written by Gregory Brooks

February 23, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Posted in Built

Honeycomb – New Providence, Bahamas

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Building: Honeycomb
Architects: BIG, HKS, Michael Diggiss Architects
Location: New Providence, Bahamas
Estimated Year of Completion: 2016
Partners In Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
Project Leader: Sören Grünert
Design Team: Benzi Rodman, David Spittler, Jenny Shen, Karen Shiue, Lujac Desautel, Romea Muryn, Brian Foster
Local Architect: HKS architects
Executive Architect: Michael Diggiss Architects (MDA)
Client: Tavistock Group / New Valley LLC
Developer: Howard M. Lorber, Tavistock Group

AE Interest: Honeycomb facade mimics the natural design of coral formations. Vertical columns of the honeycomb structure supports pools in each condo.
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Written by Andrew Chien

September 14, 2014 at 11:41 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Ilham Baru – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Building: Ilham Baru
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Status: Under Construction (expected completion in 2014)
Architect: Foster + Partners
Associate Architect: SA Architects

AE Interest: Innovative self-bracing rigid structure, large column-free spaces acomodate its mixture of functions

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Written by nicogiraldo92

September 12, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Posted in Built

Willis Headquarters at Lime Street – London, U.K.

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Building: Willis Headquarters a Lime Street
Location: London, UK
Status: Completed, 2008
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer: Whitbybird
Client:   The British Land Co plc, Stanhope plc

AE Interest: distinctive saw-tooth design to prevent overheating, reduce air conditioning usage and optimize the amount of natural light, a six-story planted “green wall” concept on the North side façades encourages biodiversity on the site, building services equipment is all highly energy efficient and centrally controlled to maximize performance.

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Written by nicogiraldo92

September 12, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Posted in Built

Elephant House – Copenhagen, Denmark

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Building: Elephant House
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Architect: Foster and Partners
Structural and Mechanical Engineer: Rambøll with Buro Happold
Landscape Architect: Stig L Andersson Architects

AE Interest: An adult male elephant weighs 5.5 tons and can exert a 15 ton horizontal load on a wall. The interior walls are The glazed roof canopies are randomly patterned with leaves from four species of tree to create naturalistic dappled light.

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Written by Jonah Wolf

September 12, 2014 at 11:54 am

Posted in Built

El Aleph – Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Building: El Aleph
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Completed: 2012
Architect: Foster and Partners
Collaborating Architect: Berdichevsky-Cherry
Structural Engineer: Jose Noberto, Galay and Buro Happold
M+E Engineer: Estudio Grinner

AEInterest: sustainable (recycled or local) materials, vaulted concrete structure, flexible glazed screens, bronzed aluminum glazing and sunscreens, façade oriented to protect from various sun intensities

Article: 1
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Written by Laith Quntar

September 11, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Posted in Built

Apple Campus 2 – Cupertino, California, U.S.

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Building: Apple Campus 2
Location: Cupertino, California, U.S.
Architect: Foster + Partners
Landscape Architect: OLIN
Structural Engineer: Arup
Civil Engineer: Kier & Wright
Contractor: DPR/Skanska
Status: Under construction
Project Cost: $5 billion
Size: 2.8 million sqft
Move-in date: April 2017

AE Interest: Building uses 100% renewable energy, site generates energy with fuel cell plants and photovoltaic plants, eliminate off haul of soil during construction by redistributing excavated soil throughout landscape, energy efficient radiant cooling, innovative glazing design

Videos: [1]
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Written by Kelley Grabner

September 10, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Datong Art Museum – Datong, China

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Building: Datong Art Museum
Location: Datong, China
Architect: Foster + Partners
Status: Under construction
Completion Date: 2013 [not yet confirmed]

AE Interest: roof composed of interconnected pyramids, efficient passive design responds to climate in Datong, North and Northwest orientation minimizes solar gain of building

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Written by Kelley Grabner

September 9, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Posted in Under Construction

425 Park Avenue Building – New York, New York, U.S.

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Building: 425 Park Avenue Building
Location: New York City, New York
Status: Scheduled to break ground in 2015
Client: L&L Holding Company
Architect: Foster + Partners

AE Interest: 687 ft. tall (41 Stories) office building, complex external frame allowing for column-free floor space, expected to achieve LEED Gold status.

Website: 1….

Written by Alex Gross

September 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Posted in Built

Imperial War Museum – Manchester, England, U.K.

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Building Name: Imperial War Museum
Location: Manchester, U.K.
Architect: Foster and Partners
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Interiors: Casson Mann
Year Completed: 2014

AE Interests: Connected with surrounding park, barrel vaulted roof, aircraft held by concrete fins that widen at the top.
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Written by Trevor Greenberg

September 9, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Posted in Built

Imperial College London Business School – London, England, U.K.

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Building: Imperial College London Business School
Location: London, UK
Status: Completed 2004
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Quantity Surveyor: Davis Langdon  / Mott Green Wall
M+E Engineering: Buro Happold
Landscape Architect: Charles Funke Associates
Lighting Engineer: Buro Happold

AE Interest: Dramatic Glass Panel Facade

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Written by Michael Cobb

June 21, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Posted in Built

Imperial College London Faculty Building – London, England, U.K.

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ICL-Faculty Building

Building: Imperial College London Faculty Building
Location: London, United Kingdom
Completed: 2004
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineers: Buro Happold
MEP Engineers: Buro Happold
Project Manager: GTMS

AE Interest: Blue Glass Plate Facade, heated by waste heat generated by the power plant under the building, uses chilled beams for cooling

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Written by Michael Cobb

June 21, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Posted in Built

Bishop’s Square, London, U.K.

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Location: London, England
Status: Completed 2005
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer: Arup
M+E Engineer: Hoare Lea
Landscape Architect: Townshend Landscape Architects

AE Interest: Largest commercial photovoltaic intallation in Europe (2005).

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Written by Juan Carlos Fornino

June 12, 2013 at 11:30 am

Posted in Built

Stockley Park, London, U.K.

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Building: Stockley Park (office park)
Location: West London, England
Completion: 1990

AE Interest:

“..the 140ha site accommodated a loose arrangement of low-rise, high-tech offices around lakes set within verdant parkland. Within the first five or so years buildings were completed by Arup, Norman Foster, Troughton McAslan, Ian Ritchie, SOM and Eric Parry..”  –BDOnline

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Written by utLondon2013

June 12, 2013 at 10:17 am

Posted in Built

The Bexley Business Academy – London, U.K.

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Building Name: The Bexley Business Academy
Location: Yarton Way, London, U.K.
Status: Completed 2003
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold

AE Interest: mechanical external louvers automatically track the sun’s path to optimize light and shade, double layered East and West facades, majority of spaces are naturally ventilated, flexible floor plan, fast-track construction

Written by Emily Lamon

June 11, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Posted in Built

The Round Tower House – England, U.K.

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Building: The Round Tower
Location: Gloucestershire, England
Completion: 2012
Structural Engineer: Price & Myers
Main Contractor: GL50 Properties
Concrete Contractor: Stallard Construction
Architect: De Matos Ryan

AE Interests: Having suffered aging, neglect and fire, the original castle tower and subterranean dungeon were salvaged to create a medieval/contemporary hybrid residence. Naturally lit and ventilated by the open-air courtyard, this underground villa features glass-walled rooms, sun terrace, and an outdoor pool. The central interior feature is the round skylight that illuminates the interior while reflecting the circular design of the turret above. The substantial thermal mass of the concrete walls help regulate interior temperatures, proving that preserving the past while fostering innovation is the greatest strength of projects such as this.

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Written by Christopher Lawrence

February 22, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Posted in Built

The James H. Clark Center- Palo Alto, California, U.S.

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Building: The James H. Clark Center
Location: Palo Alto, California
Completed: 2003
Architect: Foster & Partners
Architect of record: MBT Architecture
Structural Engineer: Middlebrook & Louie
MEP Engineer: AlfraTech
Civil Engineer: Brian Kangas Faulk
General Contractor: Hathaway Dinwiddie

AE Interest: Glass Curtain Wall, external balconies are corridors, open, interactive laboratories, red-tiled canopies for solar shading, structural steel frame

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Written by Katelyn Beiter

December 6, 2012 at 12:15 am

Posted in Built

The Sage Gateshead – Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England, U.K.

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Building: The Sage Gateshead
Location: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England
Completed: 2004
Architect: Foster and Partners
Specialist Engineer: Buro Happold
Structural Engineer: Connell Mott MacDonald
Contractor: Laing O’Rourke

AE Interests: curved glass and stainless steel building with three performance spaces that are acoustically insulated from each other; acoustics were improved using concrete containing extra air bubbles; ceiling panels can be raised or lowered to manipulate the room’s sound profile; the three main performance halls (Hall One, Hall Two, and the Northern Rock Foundation Hall) are not contiguous and have gaps between the walls and ceilings

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Written by Priscilla Nguyen

December 4, 2012 at 7:40 pm

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Vietinbank Towers – Vietnam

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Building: Vietinbank Towers
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Completion: 2015 (expected)
Structural Engineers: Halvorson & Partners
Mechanical Engineers: David Stillman Associates
Local Consultants: Vinaconex R+D
Project Management: Turner International
Architect: Foster & Partners

AE Interests: This 3,229,172 square foot mixed-use development will consist of 68- and 48-story towers to be joined by a seven-level podium. The project incorporates numerous high-impact sustainable design methodologies and technology. A combined heat and power plant will supply domestic hot and heating water supplied by waste heat from the CHP. Similarly, the tower will incorporate groundwater cooling, groundwater and rainwater recycling, desiccant dehumidification and an integrated daylighting system as well as an innovative “green spine” concept uses water features, plantings and recycled dehumidified air to cool and improve the air quality in the atria and podium spaces.

Written by Christopher Lawrence

November 6, 2012 at 9:51 pm

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Al Haramain High Speed Rail – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Building: Al Haramain High Speed Rail
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Status: Under construction
Architect: Foster + Partners
Collaborating Architect: Dar Al Riyadh
Structural & Mechanical Engineers: Buro Happold
Landscape Architect: Capita Lovejoy
Lighting Consultant: Jason Bruges Associates

AE Interest: Complex flexible vaulted steel roof stands up to harsh climates, color coordinated stations, tradition gateway arches from Islamic style, solid facades to reduce solar gain, maximizes shading and use of daylight, glazed entrances hidden behind mashrabiya and deep overhanging roof canopies, stations oriented based on path of the sun, lighting, grey water recycling, superstructure.

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Written by Michelle Gilhousen

September 29, 2012 at 11:42 pm

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3Beirut – Beirut, Lebanon

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Building: 3Beirut
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Status: Under construction, complete in 2014
Architect: Foster + Partners
Co-Architects: Samir Khairallah & Partners
Mechanical and Electrical Engineers: AME, Tambourji
Landscape Architect: Vladimir Djurovic

AE Interest: North facade faces the harbor while the south facade side steps down in height integrating the buildings with the surroundings, green roofs, environmentally friendly, maximizes natural light and ventilation to reduce energy, sustainability, tourist attraction, pedestrian consideration, greenery.

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Written by Michelle Gilhousen

September 29, 2012 at 11:07 pm

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Zayed National Museum – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Building: Zayed National Museum
Location: Saaidyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Status: Under construction, complete in 2016
Architect: Foster + Partners
Local Architect: Planar
Engineers: WSP/BDSP AKT
Environmental Engineers: Transsolar

AE Interest: Sustainability, mix contemporary form with traditional Arabic design, five solar thermal towers act as thermal chimneys to control flow of cool air and draw the air up vertically, negative pressure on the lee of wing profiles draw the hot air out through air vents at the top of the towers, made of lightweight steel structures to resemble feathers on a bird’s wing.

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Written by Michelle Gilhousen

September 28, 2012 at 2:29 pm

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Winspear Opera House – Dallas, Texas, U.S.

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Building: Winspear Opera House
Location: 2106 Boll Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Architect: Foster + Partners (Spencer de Grey)
Architect of Record: Kendall/Heaton Associates, Inc.
Design Engineer: Buro Happold (Mike Cook)
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
Acoustical Engineer: Sound Space Design
Construction: Linbeck
Completed 2009

AE Interests: Grand shading structure at entrance, aluminum cladding, red glass facade, 2,200 seat auditorium, acoustic isolation strategies, white gold-leaf balcony acoustic baffles, l.e.d. giant chandelier – retracts into ceiling.   `

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Written by Mark Rocha

September 28, 2012 at 2:13 pm

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Portia Winery – Burgos, Spain

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Building: Portia Winery
Location: Burgos, Spain
Status: Completed 2010
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural and Mechanical Engineer: ARUP
Contractor: FCC
Project Manager: Pointec
Lighting Consultant: Claude Engle

AE Interest: Uses natural topography to aid wine process, reducing building’s energy use and maximizing efficiency,  concrete structure of Corten steel, roof has photovoltaic cells and concrete to cool interior.

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Written by Aliasgar Amiji

September 28, 2012 at 12:56 pm

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Langley Academy – Slough, England, U.K.

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Building: Langley Academy
Location: Langley Road, Langley, Berkshire, SL3 7EF
Status: Completed 2008
Architect: Foster + Partners
Project Architect: Nigel Dancey, Iwan Jones
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Main contractor: Wates

AE Interest: Large energy savings of 150 tons annually, solar hot water system helps save 20% in energy consumption by harnessing rain water from the roof, energy-efficient, shaded by horizontal and vertical louvers, round science labs lifted in the middle of the room supported by columns, visible infrastructure of ceiling.

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Written by Michelle Gilhousen

September 26, 2012 at 2:17 pm

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More London Development – London, U.K.

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Building: More London Development
Location: London, UK
Completion: under construction
Architect: Norman Foster (masterplan)
Construction Delivery/Construction Management: Mace
Client: More London Development

AE Interest: BREEAM outstanding rating

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 14, 2011 at 3:56 pm

The Bow, Calgary, Canada

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Building: The Bow
Location: Calgary, Canada
Completion: 2011
Architect: Foster & Partners
Structural Engineer: Halcrow Yolles
Climate Engineer: Transsolar
MEP: Cosentini Associates

AE Interest: First steel tower in Calgary, three sky gardens, Radiant heating and cooling systems.

Written by Nate Conrad

January 31, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Posted in Under Construction

National Museum of African American History and Culture – Washington D.C., U.S.

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Building: National Museum of African American History and Culture
Location: National Mall, Washington D.C.
Client: Smithsonian Institution
Architect: Foster & Partners
Status: Proposed Design
Budget: $500 million

AE Interests: Complex spiral geometry, large cantilevered volume.  Sunken courtyard / entry.

Written by Jimmy Principe

October 28, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Free University Library, Berlin Germany

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Building: Free University Library
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed: September 2005
Owner: Free University
Architect: Foster + Partners

AE Interests:  Double skinned facade that uses natural ventilation, separation of the flooring structure from the outer facade allows natural light to penetrate into the stacks, interesting dome shape and interesting floor slab shapes.

Written by Jimmy Principe

September 2, 2010 at 2:20 pm

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Wembley Stadium – London, U.K.

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Building: Wembley Stadium
Location: London, UK
Completed: 2007
Architect: Foster + Partners and Populous
Structural Engineer: Mott Stadium Consortium
General Contractor: Multiplex Constructions Ltd.
Client: Wembley National Stadium Limited
M+E Engineer: Mott Stadium Consortium

AE interests: Retractable Roof, Largest covered football stadium in the world, 133 meter high arch

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Written by Eugene Polendo

August 31, 2010 at 5:18 pm

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Torre Caja Madrid Tower – Madrid, Spain

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Building: Torre Caja Madrid Tower
Location: Madrid, Spain
Architect: Foster + Partners
Completed: 2009
Structural Engineer: Halvorson and Partners
General Contractor: FCC and Dragados
AE interests: Largest bank in Spain, two concrete cores support the building

Written by Eugene Polendo

August 31, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Posted in Built

Palace of Peace and Reconciliation – Astana, Kazakhstan

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Building: Palace of Peace and Reconciliation
Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
Architect: Foster + Partners
Completed: 2006
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
General Contractor: Sembol Construction
AE interests: Steel frame pyramid, 1,500 seat opera house

Written by Eugene Polendo

August 31, 2010 at 4:58 pm

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Beijing International Airport, Terminal 3 – Beijing, China

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Building: Beijing International Airport, Terminal 3
Location: Beijing, China
Completed: 2008
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer: Arup
Client: Beijing Capital International Airport Company Ltd.
AE Interests: World’s largest and most advanced airport, first building to break 1 million square meter barrier.

Written by Eugene Polendo

August 31, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Posted in Built

National Arena Scotland – Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.

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Building: National Arena Scotland
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Architect: Foster + Partners
Completion: Under Construction
Structural Engineer: ARUP
Client: Scottish Exhibition Centre Ltd

AE Interests: Will be the largest indoor arena in Scotland, translucent material allows light to exit at night, steel roof that spans 120 meters.

Written by Eugene Polendo

August 31, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Swiss Re HQ – London, England, U.K.

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Building: Swiss Re Headquarters also known as 30 St Mary Axe and the Gherkin
Location: 30 St Mary Axe, City of London, England
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer: Arup
Construction: Skanska
MEP Engineer: Hilson Moran Partnership
Completed 2003

AE Interests: daylighting, natural ventilation, dia-grid structure, sustainability, parametric model, aerodynamic form.  `
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Written by Aalok Bhattarai

August 25, 2010 at 8:10 am

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City Hall – London, U.K.

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Building: City Hall
Location: 110 The Queens Walk
Completed: 2003
Architect: Foster and Partners
Architect of Record: Ken Shuttleworth
Structural Engineer: Arup
M+E Engineer: Arup
Contractor: Mace and Waagner Buro AG

AE Interests: Distorted glass sphere that improves energy efficiency

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Written by Mark Rocha

June 25, 2010 at 8:15 am

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Millennium Bridge – London, England, U.K.

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Structure: Millennium Bridge
Type: Suspension
Location: Bankside to the City of London, England
Completed: February 2002
Architects: Arup, Foster and Partners and Sir Anthony Caro
Contractors: Monberg Thorsen and Sir Robert McAlpine
Images: Arup and Foster+Partners websites

AE Interests: pedestrian bridge, delicate steel cable structure, horizontal frequency dampeners.
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Written by Aalok Bhattarai

June 24, 2010 at 1:01 pm

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Great Court, British Museum – London, U.K.

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Building: Queen Elizabeth II Great Court at the British Museum
Location: Great Russell Street, London WC1
Renovation completed: December 2000
Architect: Foster and Partners
Structural and MEP Engineer: Buro Happold

AE Interests: daylighting, complex double-curved glass roof over square space, grid -shell structure.

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Written by Aalok Bhattarai

June 23, 2010 at 12:10 am

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The Reichstag – Berlin, Germany

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Building:  The Reichstag
Address:  Platz der Republic 1 11011 Berlin, Germany
Completion: 1999
Architect:  Foster and Partners
Consultants:  Arup
AE Interest:  Dome, 360 Degree view

Written by Paul Carr

January 27, 2010 at 1:13 am

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North Greenwich Transportation Interchange – London, England, U.K.

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Building: North Greenwich Transportation Interchange
Location: London, England
Architect: Foster and Partners
Contract Value: £15.5 M
Client: London Underground Ltd.
Structural Engineer: Anthony Hunt Associates
Services Engineer: Max Fordham Associates
Quality Surveyor: MDA
Project Management: Capital Project Consultancy

AE Interests: Complex per-erected steel trusses, tubular steel columns, box section steel rafters

Written by nickwilliams2009

January 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm

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The Great Glasshouse, National Botanic Garden of Wales – Llanarthe, U.K.

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Location: Llanarthe, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
Completed: 2000
Architect:  Foster & Partners
AE Interests: Largest single span glass house that mirrors the hilly landscape. Supporting structure is made up of tubular steel and aluminum glazing that minimize materials used and maximizes light transmission. The temperature conditions on the inside and out of the glass hill are constantly monitored by a computer system that automatically adjusts each glass flap for optimum energy consumption. The building also uses collects rainwater for various uses and uses a biomass boiler that burns timber trimmings as its primary heat source which creates a highly sustainable building.

Written by Cristina Calderon

January 26, 2010 at 1:30 pm

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Jiushi Corporation Headquarters – Shanghai, China

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Building: Jiushi Corporation Headquarters
Location: Shanghai, China
Completed: 2001
Architect: Foster + Partners
Co-architects: East China Architectural Design and Research Institute
Structural Engineers: Shanghai General Arts Design & Engineering Co., Ltd
Client: Juishi Corporation
Consultants: Obayashi, Claude Engle

AE Interests: no internal columns in combination of curved floor plates, concrete core structure, triple skin ventilation glazing system decreasing buildup of solar heat, floors stepped back for terrace sectioned façade

Written by Sophia Kim

January 24, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Posted in Built

Canary Wharf Underground Station – London, England, U.K.

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Building: Canary Wharf Underground Station
Location: London, England
Completed: 1999
Architect: Foster + Partners
Strutural Engineers: Ove Arup & Partners
Client: Jubilee Line Extension Project (JLEP)

AE Interests: Glass canopies cover station entrances; fair-faced concrete, stainless steel, and glass were the only materials used in the stations construction; concrete diaphragm tunnel walls are left exposed.

Written by lindseylohberg2009

January 24, 2010 at 8:08 pm

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Congress Centre – Valencia, Spain

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Building: Congress Centre
Location: Valencia, Spain
Architect: Foster & Partners
Consultants: Arup, Davis Langdon & Everest, Claude and Danielle Engle
Client: City of Valencia
Date Completed: 1998

AE Interests: Follows vernacular local architecture, aerodynamic roof, used mostly local materials

Written by Joshua Atkins

January 24, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Posted in Built

Masdar City – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Building: Masdar City
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Completion Expected: 2016
Architect: Foster + Partners

AE Interest: Carbon-neutral, Zero-waste

Written by Stephen Mathai

September 27, 2009 at 10:37 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Russia Tower – Moscow, Russia

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Location: Moscow, Russia
Completed: canceled on 12 February, 2009
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineers: Halvorson and Partners
Contractors: Satori, Soletanshstroy

AE Interests: tallest building in Europe, green building, sustainable design, structural

Written by Alec Gagnon

September 14, 2009 at 10:11 pm

McLaren Technology Centre – Woking, U.K.

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Building: McLaren Technology Centre
Location: Woking, United Kingdom
Completed: 2004
Architect: Foster and Partners

AE Interests: daylighting, natural ventilation, reuse of lake water (one third pumped naturally and two thirds via filtration system)

Written by Aalok Bhattarai

September 2, 2009 at 12:12 am

Posted in Built

Reichstag Building Dome – Berlin, Germany

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Building: New German Parliament Reichstag
Location: Ebertstraße 10117 Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Completed: 1999
Architect: Foster and Partners
Architect of Record: Foster and Partners
Structural Engineer: Leonhardt, Andrae und Partner
Project Manager: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Projektsteuerung

AE Interests: Radical energy strategy, uses vegetable oil as bio-fuel
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Written by Mark Rocha

September 1, 2009 at 11:52 am

Posted in Built

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts – Norwich, U.K.

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Building: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Location: Earlham Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4
Completed: 1978
Architect: Foster and Partners
Architect of Record: Foster and Partners
Engineer: Anthony Hunt Associates

AE Interests: Early exploration into lightweight, flexible structures
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Written by Mark Rocha

August 28, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Posted in Built

Crystal Island – Moscow, Russia

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Building: Crystal Island
Location: Nagatino Peninsula
Completion: Approved
Architect: Foster and Partners
Architect of Record: Foster and Partners

AE Interests: World’s largest building, a vast tent-like superstructure that acts as city inside a building for apartments, hotels, and schools
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Written by Mark Rocha

August 28, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

American Air Museum – Cambridgeshire, U.K.

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Building: American Air Museum
Location: Cambridgeshire CB2 4QR
Completed: 1997
Architect: Foster and Partners
Architect of Record: Foster and Partners
Structural Engineer: Arup

AE Interests: Single vault enclosure that is covered by a powerful arc
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Written by Mark Rocha

August 28, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Posted in Built

Milla Viaduct – Millau, Tarn Valley, France

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Bridge: Milla Viaduct
Location: Millau, Tarn Valley, France
Completed: 2004
Architect: Foster and Partners
Architect of Record: Chapelet-Defol-Mousseigne
Structural Engineering: EEG Simecsol and Greisch
Contractor: Eiffage Construction
Fabricator: Freyssinet (stay cables)
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Formwork: PERI Formwork and Scaffolding

AE Interests: Cable stayed masted structure with minimal intervention in the landscape
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Written by Mark Rocha

August 28, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Posted in Built

Khan Shatyr Entertainment Centre – Astana, Kazakhstan

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Building: Khan Shatyr Entertainment Centre
Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
Completion: 2010
Architect: Foster Partners
Local architects: Linea Tusavul Architecture, Gultekin Architecture
Consultants: Buro Happold, Charles Funke Associates, Claude Engle, ALKAS Consulting, Istanbul Technical University
Mechanical Engineer: Vemeks Engineering Ltd
Electrical Engineer: HB Teknik

AE Interests: extreme climate control, seasonal solar shading, structure – tallest tensile structure in the world
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Written by Aalok Bhattarai

August 28, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Posted in Built

Capella Singapore – Singapore, Singapore

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Building: Capella Singapore
Location: 1 The Knolls Sentosa Island
Completed: 2009
Architect: Foster and Partners
Architect of Record: DP Architects Pte Ltd
Structural Engineer: Web Structures
Civil Engineer: Web Structures
Contractor: Tiong Seng Contractors

AE Interests: Integrating historic buildings into master plan by using natural contours of the site
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Written by Mark Rocha

August 28, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Posted in Built

Smithsonian American Art Museum – Washington D.C., U.S.

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Building: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Location: 1000 Jefferson Dr SW
Completed: 2007
Architect: Foster and Partners
Architect of Record: Smith Group Inc.
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Roof Contractor: Josef Gartner

AE Interests:  Roof composed of vaults that interlock to create soft curved valleys
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Written by Mark Rocha

August 28, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Posted in Built

Banyan Tree Corniche Bay – La Gaulette, Mauritius

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Building: Banyan Tree Corniche Bay
Location: La Gaulette, Mauritius
Completion: 2011
Architect: Foster Partners
Local architect: d’Unienville & Associates Architects Ltd
Structural Engineer: Arup Sigma
MEP Engineer: Arup Sigma

AE Interests: local, natural, sustainable materials, natural ventilation, solar power
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Written by Aalok Bhattarai

August 28, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Posted in Under Construction

California State University Channel Islands – Camarillo, California, U.S.

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Building: California State University Channel Islands
Location: 1 University Dr, Camarillo, CA
Completed: 2008
Architect: Foster and Partners
Architect of Record: Leo A Daly / Gruen Associates
Structural Engineer: THP Limited
Landscape Architect: AHBE
Contractor: HKA

AE Interests: Prominent roof canopy as an effective environmental device
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Written by Mark Rocha

August 28, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Posted in Built

Chesa Futura – St Moritz, Switzerland

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Building: Chesa Futura
Location: St Moritz, Switzerland
Completed: 2004
Architect: Foster Partners
Local Architect: Kuchel Architects
Consultants: Arup, Davis Langdon & Everest, Emmer Pfenninger Partner AG, EN/ES/TE AG, Peter Walker & Partners, Reflexion AG

AE Interests: bubble-like form, local timber, pilotis elevation
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Written by Aalok Bhattarai

August 28, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Posted in Built

Al Faisaliah – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Building: Al Faisaliah
Location: Po Box 4148 Riyadh 11491 Olaya Street Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia
Completed: 2000
Architect: Foster and Partners
Consultants: Buro Happold, Brian Clarke, Sandy Brown Associates, WET design

AE Interests: cantilevered sunshading, energy-efficient glass, changeable partition system
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Written by Aalok Bhattarai

August 28, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Posted in Built

Museum of Fine Arts – Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Building: Museum of Fine Arts
Location: Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, United States
Completion: 2009
Architect: Foster and Partners and Childs Bertman Tseckares Inc
Consultants: Weidlinger Associates, Davis Langdon, Shooshanian Engineering Inc., Gustafson

AE Interests: Central Park mimicked landscape, climate control, daylighting
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Written by Aalok Bhattarai

August 28, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Posted in Built

200 Greenwich Street, World Trade Center – New York City, New York, U.S.

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Building: 200 Greenwich Street also referred to as Two World Trade Center
Location: 200 Greenwich Street, New York City, New York 10007, United States
Completion: 2012
Architects: Foster and Partners and Adamson Associates
Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk
Developer: Silverstein Properties
Consultants: Edgett Williams, Jaros Baum & Bolles Consulting Engineers and Permasteelisa SPA
Mechanical/electrical: Jaros Baum and Bolles

AE Interests: daylighting, light-sensored artificial lighting, sustainability, wedged rooftop
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Written by Aalok Bhattarai

August 28, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Spaceport America – Las Cruces, New Mexico, U.S.

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Building: Spaceport America
Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
Completion: 2010
Architect: Foster + Partners
Local architects: SMPC Architects, URS Corporation

AE Interests: daylighting, landscape-inspired sinuous shape, natural ventilation, private spaceport, solar thermal panels, underfloor radiant cooling and heating
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Written by Aalok Bhattarai

August 28, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Posted in Built

Hearst Tower – New York City, New York, U.S.

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Building: Hearst Tower
Location: 300 West 57th Street, New York City, New York
Completed: 2006
Architect: Foster and Partners
Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk
MEP Design: WSP Flack + Kurtz Inc.
Contractor: Turner Construction

AE Interests: daylighting, light-sensored artificial lighting, reuse of collected rainfall, sustainability
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Written by Aalok Bhattarai

August 27, 2009 at 1:21 am

Posted in Built