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City of Manchester Stadium – Manchester, England, U.K.

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Location: Manchester, England, UK
Completed: 2002
Architect: Arup Associates and Arup Group
Client: Manchester City Council
Engineers: Arup
Contract Value: £110 million
AE Interests: Two stage design that allowed the stadium to be converted from an athletics venue for the 2002 Commonwealth Games to a full on stadium, seating 48,000 people.

Written by Cristina Calderon

January 26, 2010 at 12:52 pm

Posted in Built

The Lowry Performing and Visual Arts Centre – Manchester, England, U.K.

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Location: Manchester, England, UK
Completed: 2000
Client: The Lowry Trustees & City of Salford
Architect: Michael Wilford & Partners
Engineers:  Buro Happold
Contract Value: £64 million
Contractor: Bovis Construction Limited
Gross Area: 24,000 sq.m
AE Interests: Shape; Materials used: stainless steel, perforated sheet metal, glass.



Written by Cristina Calderon

January 26, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Posted in Built

Ruskin Library, University of Lancaster – Lancaster, U.K.

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Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, England, UK
Completed: December 1996
Client: Lancaster University
Architect: MJP Architects
Engineer: Harris & Sutherland
Contractor: John Laing Plc
Contract Value: £4m
AE Interests: Raised floor allows for improved air circulation through all data and telecommunication cables. Core is used as a “noisy” space while the perimeter of the building allows for more quiet uses.

Written by Cristina Calderon

January 26, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Posted in Built

Gateshead Millennium Bridge – Newcastle upon Tyne, England, U.K.

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Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
Completed: Officially opened by Queen in May of 2002
Architect: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Client: Gateshead Council
Engineers: Gifford & Partners
Contract Value: £ 22 million
Contractor: Harbour & General
AE Interests:  Non-linear parabolic shape; Tilting action instead of traditional opening in half to allow large ships to pass under. See time-lapsed video below.

credits: Dvice article

Written by Cristina Calderon

January 26, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Posted in Built

Zollverein Kohlenwäsche – Essen, Germany

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Building: Zollverein Kohlenwäsche
Location: Essen, Germany
Status: Completed 2007
Architect: OMA / Heinrich Böll Architekt BDA DWB

AE Interest: Exposed structural members and HVAC systems.
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Edited 4/2015 EA

Written by Cristina Calderon

August 30, 2009 at 9:39 pm

Posted in Built

Waterfront City – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Building: Waterfront City
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Status: Under Construction
Structural Engineer: Arup

AE Interest: A masterplan of an brand new city/island built from the ground up including rare and fascinating shapes in architecture.
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Written by Cristina Calderon

August 30, 2009 at 9:33 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Balandra Bay – Baja California, Mexico

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Balandra Bay

Building: Balandra Bay
Location: Baja California Sur, Mexico
Status: Competition 2005
Architect: OMA
Structural Engineer: Arup

AE Interest: Embedding a five star resort into well known cliffs in Mexico.
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Written by Cristina Calderon

August 30, 2009 at 9:23 pm

Posted in Proposed Design