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Thor Heyerdahl College – Larvik, Norway

Posted in Built by Courtney Logsdon on September 6, 2016

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Building: Thor Heyerdahl College
Location: Larvik, Norway
Address: Hoffs gate 6, 3262
Architect: Schmidt Hammer Lassen
Civil Engineer: Multiconsult
Size: 28,000 sm (301,389 sf)
Completion: 2009

AE Interest:
Vertically integrated design to promote interdisciplinary collaboration between the many programs offered [a]; natural light reaches far into the building and has proven to enhance the performance of students [b]

Sources: [a,b]


Dokk1 – Aarhus, Denmark

Posted in Built by Courtney Logsdon on September 6, 2016

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Building:  Dokk1
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Address: Hack Kampmanns Pl.2, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark (Mindebroen & Mindet)
Architect: Schmidt Hammer Lassen
Landscape Architect: Kristine Jensens Tegnestue
Civil Engineer: Alectia Consulting Engineers
Size: 35,600 sm (383,195 sf)
Completion: 2015

AE Interest:
City of Aarhus Architecture Prize in 2015 and the largest library in Scandinavia [a]; library built to convert Aarhus harbor from an industrial harbor to cityscape [b].

Sources: [a,b]

The Crystal – Copenhagen, Denmark

Posted in Built by Courtney Logsdon on September 6, 2016

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Building:  The Crystal
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Address: 1562 København, Denmark (Hambrosgade/Puggaardsgade)
Architect: Schmidt Hammer Lassen
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Construction Consultants: Grontmij
Size: 6,600 sm (71,042 sft)
Completion: 2011

AE Interest:
LEAF Award for Best Structural Design of the Year in 2011 [a]; Appears to balance on one single point [b]; unique steel skeleton providing support for most of vertical load [c]

Sources: [a,b,c]

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