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Palazzo Lombardia – Milan, Italy

Posted in Built by Crystal Govea on September 14, 2015

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Building: Palazzo Lombardia
Location: Milan, Italy
Architect: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
General Contractor: Consorzio Torre
Completion: 2011
Height: 161 m
Stories: 39

AE Interests: curved glass facades, enclosed urban space covered with transparent Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) film, climate walls, geothermal heat pump system connected to an underground river, photovoltaic panels laminated into the south façade.


Torre Curvo/Libeskind Tower – Milan, Italy

Posted in Built by Crystal Govea on September 4, 2015

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Building: CityLife – Torre Curvo/Libeskind Tower
Location: Milan, Italy
Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
Structural Engineer: Redesco Progetti
MEP Engineer: Max Fordham and Manens–TIFS
Contractor: Tre Torri Contractor
Cost & Site Supervision: J&A Consultant
Lighting Designer: Manens–TIFS
Facade Consultant: ARUP Italy
Status: under construction
Completion: 2017
Height: 168 m

AE Interests: Steel structure clad in glass curtain walling, geometry corresponds to a portion of a dome.

MUSE Museo delle Scienze – Trento, Italy

Posted in Built by Crystal Govea on September 4, 2015

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Building: MUSE Museo delle Scienze (Museum of Science)
Location: Trento, Italy
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structure Consultant: Riccardo Giovannelli
MEP Engineers: Manens Intertecnica, GAE Engineeringr
Contractor: Colombo Costruzioni
Lighting Designer: Piero Castiglioni
Completion: 2013

AE Interests: Built on the brownfield site of a former Michelin tire manufacturing plant, LEED Gold, among the winners of the 2013 CasaClima Awards, photovoltaic panels and geothermal probes, sophisticated automatic brisesoleil and curtain system driven by temperature and solar radiation sensors, rainwater collection tank that reduces hydro water by 50%, uses local resources such as Italian bamboo.

UniCredit Tower – Milan, Italy

Posted in Built by Crystal Govea on September 2, 2015

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Building: UniCredit Tower
Location: Milan, Italy
Design Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects,
Architect of Record: Adamson Associates
Structural Engineers: MSC Associati S.r.l.
MEP Engineer: Ariatta Ingegneria di Sistemi s.r.l.; Buro Happold
Main Contractor: Colombo Costruzioni S.p.A.
Completion: 2012
Height to tip: 231 m
Floors above ground: 33

AE Interests: LEED Gold, high-rise, Italy’s tallest building, rainwater is recycled, built-in sunshading devices, asymmetrical main tower culminates in a sculptural, stainless steel spire, curved facade.


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