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Lansingerland-Zoetermeer Station – Zoetermeer, Netherlands

Posted in Built by A.J. Brown on April 9, 2021

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Building: Lansingerland-Zoetermeer Station
Address:  Lansingpad, 2718 RM Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Completion Date: 2019
Client: Municipality of Zoetermeer
Architects: Team V Architecture & Arcadis
Structural Engineer: Arcadis
General Contractor: VOBI
Geotechnical Analysis: Arcadis
Landscape Architect: Team V Architecture & Arcadis
Concrete Suppliers: Concrete Valley & mbX

AE Interest:
Intersection of railway lines, light rail, bus routes, motorway, and bike lanes. 11,000 m2 of total space.
Designed with ability to expand. Natural appearance. Mimics nearby cityscape with specialized concrete “branches”. Tall and inviting waiting areas. Natural stone, wood finishes, and lit primarily by daylight. Open green spaces and clear sightlines for passenger ease.

Awards:
2020 Winner Gemma Smid Architectuurprijs (local architecture award), 2019-2020 Included in Architecture in the Netherlands Yearbook, 2020 Shortlisted Blue Print Awards, category ‘Best Public-Use Project — Public Funding, 2019 Shortlisted Betonprijs (Dutch Concrete Award)

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Rainier Square Tower – Seattle, Washington

Posted in Built by A.J. Brown on April 9, 2021

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Building: Rainier Square Tower
Address:  1340 4th Avenue Seattle, Washington
Completion Date: 2020
Developer: Wright Runstad & Company
Architect: NBBJ
Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
MEP Engineer: MacDonald-Miller
General Contractor: Lease Crutcher Lewis
Geotechnical Analysis: Hart Crowser
Steel Contractor: Supreme Group

AE Interest:
Second tallest building in Seattle. 59 stories (850 ft tall). Office, Retail, and residential spaces. Curved curtain walls and sloping floors. Pays homage to neighboring buildings and local environment. Solar positioned steel prisms to increase energy efficiency. Bends to preserve views of and from building next door. New composite “Speedcore” made of 536 panels. Structure completed in 10 months at reduced cost. Anchored secant-pilled shoring wall at base. Performance based seismic design.

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