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CITIC Tower – Beijing, China

Posted in Built by Anna Louise Sanders on February 4, 2021

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Name: CITIC Tower
Location: Beijing, China
Address: 10 Guanghau Rd, Chaoyang District
Year: 2018
Height: 1731 ft (527.7 m)
Architect: Kohn Pederson Fox
Structural Engineer: Arup
MEP Design: WSP
Architect of Record: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design
Engineer of Record: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design
Cost Consultant: WT Partnership
Facade Consultant: ALT Limited
Fire Consultant: Arup
Lighting Consultant: Brandston Partnership, Inc.
Property Management: Jones Lang LaSalle
Vertical Transportation: WSP
Awards: 2019 CTBUH Awards of Excellence for “Best Structural Engineering” and “Best Tall Building 400 m and above”
2019 Structural Awards for “Best Tall and Slender Structure”
2020 CTBUH Award of Excellence for “Best Tall Building 400 m and above”

AE Interest: The office building is the tallest building in Beijing and the ninth tallest building in the world. The building uses belt trusses, mega columns, and a reinforced concrete core to achieve its curved architecture, designed to resemble the ‘zun’, an ancient Chinese vessel.

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St Regis – Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Built by Anna Louise Sanders on February 4, 2021

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Name: St Regis (Vista Tower)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Address: 363 E Wacker Dr, 60601
Year: 2020
Height: 1196 ft (101 stories)
Size: 1,900,000 sqft
Architect: Studio Gang Architects
Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Civil Engineer: Mackie Consultants
MEP Design: dbHMS
Architect of Record: bKL Architecture
Interior Architect: HBA
Landscape Architect: OLIN
Hotel Architect: Gensler
Facade Consultant: Curtain Wall Design Consulting
Clients: Wanda Group and Magellan Development Group

AE Interest: The curved architecture leads external wind to the two story ‘blow-through floor’ on level 83. This vacant floor is encased with 24′ perforated vertical grates that allow wind to pass through. This in combination with the liquid mass damper on a higher floor cut wind sway down by nearly 25%

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Zhenghong Property Air Harbour Office – Zhengzhou, China

Posted in Built by Anna Louise Sanders on November 7, 2019

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Building: Zhenghong Property Air Harbour Office Project
Location: Zhengzhou, China
Year of Completion: 2022
Area: 86,831 square meters
Architect: Aedas
Developer: Zhenghong Real Estate Development Co.,Ltd
Completion Year: 2022

AEInterest:
Because of the narrow lot, the complex was split into three towers and have a curvilinear design to pay tribute to the Yellow River. The building is also designed with natural ventilation channels providing circulation and air flow throughout the complex.

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Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat – Yangzhou, China

Posted in Built by Anna Louise Sanders on November 7, 2019

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Building: Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat
Location: Yangzhou, China
Year of Construction: 2017
Area: 4200 square meters
Architect: Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Architect of record: Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research & Design Institute Co., Ltd.
Landscape designer (concept): Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Engineers: Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research & Design Institute Co., Ltd.
Consultants: Bamboo Lighting Design
General contractor: CNTC
Awards: New Concept of the Year award at the AHEAD Asia Awards and Landscaping and Outdoor Spaces award at the AHEAD Asia Awards

AEInterests:
The complex is built partly out of re-purposed old buildings. Some walls in the building were constructed only out of recycled brick, having no structural and lateral support added in other than the bricks themselves. This brick wall was constructed to pay tribute to Ancient Chinese Architecture.

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Hanhai Luxury Condos – Zhengzhou, China

Posted in Built by Anna Louise Sanders on November 7, 2019

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Building: Hanhai Luxury Condos
Location: Zhengzhou, China
Area: 21500 square meters
Architects: Amphibianarc and Archimorphic
Landscape Design Consultant: AECOM
Curtain Wall Design Consultant: Zhongnan Curtain Wall
Constructor:Eastern Construction Group, China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Corporation, Huaxia Construction Group

AEInterest:
The space is split into nine high rise residential building and three additional buildings surrounding a large garden. The condos are meant to combine nature and architecture, taking inspiration from the Vertical Forest. The building is also designed with natural cross ventilation and solar exposure.

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