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Kilden Performing Arts Center – Kristiansand, Norway

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Name: Kilden Performing Arts Center
Location: Kristiansand, Norway
Address: Sjølystveien 2, 4610 Kristiansand, Norway
Architect: ALA Architects
Mechanical Engineer: Sweco Groner
Electrical Engineer: COWI
Building Engineer: Multiconsultant AS
Cost: 236,193,300 USD
Size: 265,000 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2011

AE Interests: Facade of fabricated steel frame cladded with oak, corrugated oak walls to absorb excess noise, angling of windows save energy by maximizing heat absorption

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

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Written by Abbey Zapalac

July 8, 2020 at 7:50 pm

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Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho – Kericho, Kenya

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Name: Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho
Location: Kericho, Kenya
Architects: John McAslan + Partners, Triad Architects
Structural Engineering: EngPlan
M & E Consultant: EAMS
Multidisciplinary Engineer: Arup
Contractor: Esteel Construction
Furniture Design & Entrance Doors: Studio Propilis
Lead Artist: John Clark
Awards: Light and Interior Surface category in the Surface Design Awards 2017 (Lighting), Judges Special Award in BCIA 2016 (Engineering)
Cost: $2.6 M
Size: 30,139 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2015

AE Interests: African Roman Catholic Cathedral, finger-jointed cypress timber slats, naturally ventilated roof, acoustically moderating space, ascension of roof towards the altar

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]


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Written by Abbey Zapalac

June 8, 2020 at 3:25 pm

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Bentway Park – Toronto, Canada

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Name: Bentway Park
Location: Toronto, Canada
Address: 250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3K9, Canada
Architect for Strachan Gate: Gensler
Architect for Skating Building: Kearns Mancini Architects
Structural Engineering: Blackwell
Structural Engineering for Skating Building: RJC
Electrical Engineering: DPM Energy, E-Lumen
Civil and Mechanical engineering: WSP
Geotechnical Engineering: Amec Foster Wheeler
Design Lead/Landscape Architect: Public Work
Lighting Design: Tillett Lighting Design Associates
Construction Manager: Kiewit
Fountain Design: DEW
Funding: City of Toronto and Judy & Wilmot Matthews
Awards: 2019 ASLA Professional Awards (Honor Award)
Year: 2018

AE Interests: supportive concrete columns, multifunctional space, public work that ties seven neighborhoods together, reuse of infrastructure to support new forms of public life, use of recycled construction debris, skating trail, water play zone in summertime

Art Featured in Bentway Park: [1]

Videos: [1, 2]

Articles: [1, 2, 3]


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Written by Abbey Zapalac

June 3, 2020 at 4:01 pm

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Koper Central Park – Koper, Slovenia

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Name: Koper Central Park
Location: Koper, Slovenia
Address: 6000 Koper, Slovenia
Architect: Enota
Structural Engineering: Ivan Ramšak s.p.
MEP Engineering: Nom Biro
Landscaping: Spicy Garden
Project Value: $3,300,582
Awards: 2019 Architecture Masterprize in Landscape Architecture/Public, 2019 City Brand & Tourism Landscape Award (Milan, Italy), 2019 The Plan Awards in Landscape (Rome, Italy), 2019 Big SEE Architecture Award in Landscape & Urban Space (Ljubljana, Slovenia), 2018 The Plans Awards in Landscape (Venice, Italy), 2016 Architizer A+ Awards (New York, USA)
Constructed Area: 279,862 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2018

AE Interests: monolithic building blocks, undulating urban elements, partially built, extensive unoccupied surfaces, Mediterranean vegetation

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Video: [1]


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Written by Abbey Zapalac

May 28, 2020 at 1:52 pm

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Kooroomba Chapel – Mount Alford, Australia

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Name: Kooroomba Chapel
Location: Mount Alford, Australia
Address: 168 F M Bells Rd, Mount Alford QLD 4310, Australia
Architect: Wilson Architects
Landscape Architect: Wilson Landscape Architects
Engineer: Kelvin Crofton & Associates
Consultant Contractor: Kowald Builders
Geotechnical Consultant: East Coast Geotechnical
Building Certifier: GMA Certification Group
Project Value: $300,000
Awards: 2019 QLD Architecture Awards – Darling Downs Regional Commendation (Small Architecture Project)
Size: 1291.67 sq. ft.
Year: 2018

AE Interests: hollow timber walls, vines growing along walls to blend structure in with surrounding nature, symbolic glass door, chapel nave aligned with mountain peaks

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Video: [1]


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Written by Abbey Zapalac

May 25, 2020 at 12:36 pm

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Navakitel Design Hotel – Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

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Name: Navakitel Design Hotel
Location: Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
Address: 10 Saphan Yao Road, Pho Sadet, Muang, Nakhon Si Thammarat 80000, Thailand
Architect: Junsekino Architect and Design
Interior: Junsekino Interior Design
Client: Suchada Navakitpaitoon
Size: 41,979.25 sq. ft.
Year: 2019

AE Interests: reinforced concrete structure, perforated metal to let light in, thin and sharp steel plates to melt the thickness of the building, use of steel, wood, cement, and rope

Articles: [1, 2, 3]


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Written by Abbey Zapalac

May 25, 2020 at 12:17 pm

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Bosjes Chapel – Western Cape, South Africa

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Name: Bosjes Chapel
Location: Bosjes Farm, Western Cape, South Africa
Address: R43, Worcester, 6849, South Africa
Design Architect: Steyn Studio
Project Architect: TV3 Architects
Landscape Architect: CNdV
Structural Engineer: Henry Fagan & Partners
M & E Engineer: Solution Station
Formwork Scaffolding Engineer (responsible for roof solution): PERI
Contractor: Longworth & Faul
Size: 4,628 sq. ft.
Year Completed: 2016

AE Interests: self-supporting roof with dynamic curvature, thin shell concrete, terrazzo floors and glass walls to internally reflect light, emulation of God’s wings and mountainous backdrop

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Video: [1]



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Written by Abbey Zapalac

May 25, 2020 at 11:46 am

Posted in Built