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The Spring- Shanghai

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Building: The Springs (2020)
Location: Shanghai, China
Architect: Henning Larsen
Lighting: UDG
MEP: Arup
Landscape Architect: SLA
Facade Design: Inhabit

AE Interest: Mix-use development. Emphasis on response to the surroundings. Oriented to maximize light and minimize winds, which creates a comfortable outdoor courtyard. Building shape helps air quality, noise dampening, and increases presence of natural light. LEED Gold for Core and Shell.

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Written by Caleigh Spurgin

October 29, 2019 at 12:36 pm

Posted in Under Construction

K11- Shanghai

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K11 Art Mall, Shanghai, China

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Building: K11 (2013)
Location: Shanghai, China
Architect: Kokaistudios
Lighting: Isometrix
MEP: AECO
Landscape Architect: Hassell
LEED Consultant: Arup
Facade Design: KWP+SEELE

AE Interest: Retrofitted from New World Tower podium levels. Core and Shell LEED Gold Certification for Existing Buildings. Focuses on the relationship between the buildings and its surroundings. Double height atrium underground with skylight that require complicated geometric design and precision installation.

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Written by Caleigh Spurgin

October 29, 2019 at 12:36 pm

Posted in Built

Hongqiao Flower Buildings- Shanghai

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Building: Hongqiao Flower Building (2015)
Location: Shanghai, China
Architect: MVRDV
Structure: Shanghai Construction Design and Research Institute
MEP: China Team ENgineering Consultants
Landscape Architect: SWA Landscape Architecture
Sustainability Consultant: China Academy of Building Research
Facade Design: EFC Facade Design

AE Interest: The building form allows it to be self shading, thus drastically reducing energy consumption. The Flower Building also received a 3-star energy rating, a Chinese classification for the ‘Green Building Label.’ Utilizes green roofs, natural ventilation, rainwater collection, and permeable roadways.

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Written by Caleigh Spurgin

October 29, 2019 at 12:36 pm

Posted in Built