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INHolland University – Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Building:  INHolland University
Location:  Posthumalaan 90, 3072 AG Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Completed: 2000, 2008 Extension
Architect:  Erick van Egeraat Associated Architects (EEA)
Structural Engineer: ABT
Contractor: Giesbers Bouw

AE Interests: Stands by the water, covered entirely in glass, cable-suspended interior bridges, golden screen façade extension, sustainable design

Written by Benjamin Meinke

January 25, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Posted in Built

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen – Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Building:  Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
Location:  Museumpark 20, NL-3015 CX Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Completed: 2003
Architect:  Robbrecht and Daem Architecten
Client: Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

AE Interests: Renovation, combines contemporary insertions with a historic core, simplistic design, concrete and glass

Written by Benjamin Meinke

January 25, 2010 at 1:41 pm

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St. Mary of the Angels Chapel – Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Building:  St. Mary of the Angels Chapel
Location:  Nieuwe Crooswijkseweg 123, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Completed: 2001
Architect:  Mecanoo Architecten
Structural Engineer:  ABT bv, Delft
General Contractor:  H&B bouw, Sassenheim
Client: R.K. begraafsplaats Rotterdam

AE Interests: Golden ceiling, wavelike “moving” wall, floating roof, tin-plated copper walls, located in St. Lawrence cemetary

Written by Benjamin Meinke

January 25, 2010 at 1:36 pm

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Emergency Services Centre – St Gallen, Switzerland

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Building: Emergency Services Center
Location: St. Gallen, Switzerland
Completed:  1998
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava

AE Interests: underground building, elliptical glass roof, first use of moveable roof to control daylight, sculpture appearance set in a historic background
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Written by Benjamin Meinke

August 30, 2009 at 5:13 pm

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WTC Transportation Hub – Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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Building: World Trade Center Transportation Hub
Location: Manhattan, New York
Expected Completion:  2012
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Architect of Record: Downtown Design Partnership, a joint venture of DMJM + Harris, STV Group Inc., and Parson’s Transportation
Engineering Team: Parsons; William Nicholas Bodouva & Associates; Severud Associates Consulting Engineers, P.C.; Jaros, Baum & Bolles; and Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers

AE Interests: Giant bird-like form like one being released from a child’s hands, symbol of hope, columns of light, both beauty and functionality, steel and glass design
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Written by Benjamin Meinke

August 28, 2009 at 3:07 pm

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Three Bridges Over the Hoofdvaart – Haarlemmermeer, the Netherlands

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Building: Three Bridges Over the Hoofdvaart
Location: Haarlemmermeer, the Netherlands
Completed:  2004
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava

AE Interests: cable-stayed bridges each having a main steel pylon in the form of a spindle, sculptural shapes, landmark designs, named the Lyre, the Harp, and the Lute
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Written by Benjamin Meinke

August 28, 2009 at 2:36 pm

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High Rise Apartment Tower “Turning Torso” – Malmo, Sweden

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Building: High Rise Apartment Tower in Malmo
Location: Malmo, Sweden
Completed:  2005
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava
ME Engineer: Calatrava

AE Interests: Form based on sculpture “twisting torso”, freestanding sculptural element, nine cubes twisting 90 degrees, innovative energy requirements, energy supplied entirely by renewable resources
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Written by Benjamin Meinke

August 28, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Posted in Built