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The Chapel of St. Ignatius and the Gayle and Tom Benson Jesuit Center – New Orleans , Louisiana

Posted in Built by Cesar Gonzalez on July 20, 2021

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Name: The Chapel of St. Ignatius and the Gayle and Tom Benson Jesuit Center
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Address: 6363 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118
Architect: Trahan Architects
Civil Engineers: Morphy Makofsky Inc
Acoustic: Threshold
Visualization Studio: Eleven
Land Surveyors: Gandolfo Kuhn
Project & Cost Management: Cost + Plus
Completion: 2022

AE Interest: Diffuse natural lighting will “wash” the space within the Chapel walls to evoke calmness and warmth. This was design was inspired to create a connection with the sky and heavens.

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Xiake Island Eco City Exhibition Center – Wuxi, China

Posted in Built by Cesar Gonzalez on July 5, 2021

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Name: Xiake Island Eco City Exhibition Center
Location: Wuxi, China
Address: Xia Ke Lu, Jiangyin Shi, Wuxi Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China
Architect: Shuishi
Client: China Jinmao & Dreameast
Size: 2800 sm
Completion: 2020

AE Interest: Glass fiber Reinforced Concrete used at the lower part to perfectly wrap the lower structure. Elevated lower level opens up space for people to walk through the park area freely.

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Q2 Stadium – Austin, Texas

Posted in Built by Cesar Gonzalez on June 29, 2021


Name: Q2 Stadium
Location: Austin, Texas
Address: 10414 Mc Kalla Pl, Austin, TX 78758
Architect: Gensler
Structural Engineer: Walter P Moore
Construction: Austin Commercial
Year of Completion: 2021

AE Interest: Such precaution was taken into consideration due to climate issues MLS teams have had in Dallas and Houston from Texas weather. Because of this, the stadium was designed with opening and oriented in such a way that natural breezes can blow through the venue. Unique construction methods had to be thought of to support the “second largest roof in MLS”. One of the methods were making the roof a cable supported structure which also allowed the ability to stay under budget due to the use of less steel. Built in 7 months the metal roof structure was also designed to amplify the noise back to the fans during loud games.

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Hilton Palacio Del Rio – San Antonio, TX

Posted in Built by Cesar Gonzalez on June 16, 2021

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Name: Hilton Palacio Del Rio
Location: San Antonio, TX
Address: 200 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Architecture: Cerna & Garza Architects
Construction: Zachry Construction
Building Size: 230 ft
Year Completed: 1968

AE Interest: The Entire Project only took 202 working days due to its special technique of stacking prebuilt rooms. The rooms were being built at a near by site 7 miles away. The workers became so efficient due to the repetition, they were able to stack 17 rooms per day by crane.

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6 X Guadalupe – Austin, Texas

Posted in Built by Cesar Gonzalez on June 14, 2021

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Name: 6 X Guadalupe
Location: Austin, TX
Address: 400 W. 6th St | Austin, TX 78701
Architecture: Gensler
Construction: JE Dunn Construction
MEP Engineering: WYLIE Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineers: LJA Engineers
Commercial Developer: Lincoln Property Company
Residential Developers: Kairoi Residential
Landscape Design: Nudge Design
Building Exterior Lighting: Cline Bettridge Berstein (CBB) Lighting Design
Facade: Gensler (with help from Curtainwall Design Consulting (CDC))
Height: 840 ft
Floors: 66

AE Interest: Will be the tallest building in Austin upon completion.

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Lo Barnechea City Hall – Lo Barnechea, Chile

Posted in Built by Cesar Gonzalez on May 31, 2021

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Name: Lo Barnechea City Hall
Location: Lo Barnechea, Chile
Address: El Rodeo 12777, Lo Barnechea, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Completion Date: 2017

Architecture: Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos
Civil Engineering: Ruiz y Saavedra
Constructors: Proyekta
Building Size: 15,921 m2

AE interest: As can be examined in picture 3, Lo Barnechea City Hall is “entirely solved in a reinforced concrete structure.” The concrete is “whitewashed” due to an elements called “incorporated titanium dioxide” which gives its current color.

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Tianjin Juilliard School – Binhai, China

Posted in Built by Cesar Gonzalez on May 26, 2021

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Name: Tianjin Juilliard School
Location: Binhai, China
Address: Yujiapu Financial District, Binhai, Tianjin, China
Architecture: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Contractor: MCC Tiangong Group Co. Ltd.
Structural Engineers: ARUP
Completion: October 2020
Size: 350,000 ft2

AE interest: The structure has “four faceted pavilions housing a 690 seat concert hall, a 299 seat recital hall, a 225- seat black box theater.” There are five glass bridges inside that span over a interior public space as seen in image 2.

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Fenix I – Rotterdam, Netherlands

Posted in Built by Cesar Gonzalez on March 26, 2021

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Building: Fenix I
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Architects: Mei Architects and Planners
Structural Engineer: ABT Delft
Construction: ABT Delft
Steel Construction: CSM Steel Structure
Installation Consultant: Techniplan Advisers
Building Physics Consultatn: LBP | Sight

AE Interest: This structure was built on top of an old warehouse that was already in sight. As shown in the last image, there had to be steel structure installed right through the ware house in order for it to stand.

Merdeka PNB118-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Posted in Built by Cesar Gonzalez on March 26, 2021

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Building: Merdeka PNB118
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Completion: 2022
Architect: Fender Katsalidis Architects
Structural Engineer of Record: Arup
Structural Engineer Design: Robert Bird Group
Civil: Arup
Height: 2,113ft (tip) / 1,640ft (Occupied)
Floors: 118 (Above Ground)

AE Interest: Upon completion, it will be the second tallest building in the world. It will share the city with the Petronas twin Towers. The shape of the building was designed to resemble the silhouette Tunku Abdul Rahman when he lifted his right hand and chanted Merdeka which means freedom. The events was when he declared freedom for Malaysia, one of the most important moments in the country.

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