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Olympic Aquatic Center – London, U.K.

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Building:  Olympic Aquatic Center, 2012 Summer Olympics
Location: Stratford, London, UK
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Structural Engineer: Arup
Services Engineer: Arup
Construction: Balfour Beatty
Roof Completed August 2009
Building Completed 2011

AE Interests:  2012 London Summer Olympics, Complex Geometry, large-span (3 supports), Olympic Mode (w/stands) and Legacy Mode, Steel Roof Fan-Truss Structure, Software Process Maya to Rhino to Revit. Underside of roof will be red louro timber. Roofing is standing seam metal. `
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Written by Cullen Vance

June 25, 2010 at 8:00 am

Posted in Under Construction

Sports Centre – Zug, Switzerland

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Building:  Sports Centre (Sporthalle Zug)
Location:  Zug, Switzerland
Completion:  2001
Architect:  Betrix & Consolascio Architekten
AE Interests:  Amethyst coloured structural glass sheet exterior, piers supporting roof

Written by Cullen Vance

January 21, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Posted in Built

Guglielmini House – Pregassona, Switzerland

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Building:  Guglielmini House
Location:  Pregassona, Switzerland
Completion: 2002
Architect: Luca Gazzaniga
Associate:  Carlo Ceccolini
AE Interests:  Built into a steep hillside, use of assymetry and glass to incorpate natural surroundings into structure

Written by Cullen Vance

January 21, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Posted in Built

Ferretti Arnaboldi House – Locarno, Switzerland

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Building:  Ferretti Arnaboldi House
Location:  Locarno, Switzerland
Architect:  Michele Arnaboldi Architetto
Completion: 1999
AE Interests:  Large cantilevered concrete slabs, Use of piles and spread footings to secure foundation in soil on hillside

Written by Cullen Vance

January 21, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Posted in Built

Oratorio Di Porta: Brissago, Switzerland

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Building:  Oratorio Di Porta (Chiesa di Porta)
Location:  Brissago, Switzerland
Architect:  Raffaele Cavadini
Completion:  1996
AE Interests:  Reinforced Concrete Skeleton

Written by Cullen Vance

January 21, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Posted in Built

House Willimann – Sevgein, Switzerland

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Building:  House Willimann
Location:  Darschaleuns, Sevgein, Switzerland
Completion: 1999
Architect:  Bearth & Deplazes
AE Interests:  Gable roof, Hillside placement, Polygonal plan, Inexpensive materials making constructiong more difficult

Written by Cullen Vance

January 21, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Posted in Built

School – Paspels, Switzerland

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Building: School
Location:  Paspels, Switzerland
Completion:  2005
Architect:  Valerio Olgiati
AE Interests:  Reinforced Concrete Monolith,  All exterior corners are made to be perceived as right angles, Two right angles per interior room

Written by Cullen Vance

January 21, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Posted in Built

Liner Museum – Appenzell, Switzerland

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Building:  Liner Museum
Location:  Appenzell, Switzerland
Architect:  Gigon and Guyer
Client:  Stiftung Karl Liner
Landscape Design:  Kienast Vogt & Partner”
Completion:  1998
AE Interests:  Simple, Cost-efficient, Lighting through entrance, end, and skylights, steel shingle skin

Written by Cullen Vance

January 21, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Posted in Built

Production and Office Facility – Baar, Switzerland

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Building:  Production and Office Facility
Location:  Baar, Switzerland
Completion:  2002
Size:  7,800 sqm
Client:  TRUMPF GmbH & Co
AE Interests:  Laser Cutting Production, Folding Exterior Skin, Built on a Sloping Topography

Written by Cullen Vance

January 21, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Posted in Built

“The Hotel” – Luzern, Switzerland

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Building:  “The Hotel”
Location:  Sempacherstrasse 14, CH-6002 Luzern, Switzerland
Architect:  Jean Nouvel
Construction Cost:  $4.9 Million
Owner:  Urs Karli
Project Manager:  D.Laurent, M.Raasch, AJN
Inauguration: August 7, 2000
Original Construction of Building:  1907
AE Interests:  Rennovation,  Extensive use of metal and wood panels, Projections on all room ceilings

Written by Cullen Vance

January 21, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Posted in Built

The Opus Building – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Building:  The Opus Building
Location:  Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Completion:  2011
Architect:  Zaha Hadid
Project Architect:  Christos Passas
Local Architect:  Arex Consultans
Structural Engineer:  Whitbybird
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer:  Whitbybird
Facade Engineer:  Whitbybird
Fire Engineering:  SAFE

AE Interests:  Extensive use of curved glass in the void, use of lighting to enhance the view of the void at night, three separate buildings made to appear as one
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Written by Cullen Vance

August 30, 2009 at 5:14 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Ordrupgaard Museum Extension – Copenhagen, Denmark

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Building: Ordrupgaard Museum Extension
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Completed: August 2005
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
Associate Architect: PLH Arkitekter
Structural Engineers:  Jane Wernick Associates, Birch & Krogboe
Service Engineers:  Arup, Birch & Krogboe
Lighting Consultants: Arup Lighting
Acoustic Consultants: Birch & Krogboe

AE Interests:  extension on an existing building, natural lighting sources, an in-situ black lava concrete skin
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Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

Written by Cullen Vance

August 28, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Posted in Built

Central Building – BMW Plant – Leipzig, Germany

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Building: Central Building – BMW Plant
Location: Leipzig Germany
Completed:  2005
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
Landscape Architect: Gross. Max
Structural Engineer: IFB Dr. Braschel AG, Anthony Hunt Associates
Lighting Design: Equation Design

AE Interests:  Engineered to have all levels of employees interacting
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Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Videos: [1, 2]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

Written by Cullen Vance

August 28, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Posted in Built

Nuragic Contemporary Arts Centre – Cagliari, Italy

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Building: Nuragic Contemporary Arts Centre
Location: Cagliari, Italy
Completion: Unbuilt
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
Project Architect: Paola Cattarin
Local Architect: Luca Peralta
Environmental Sustainability: Max Fordham LLP, Neil Smith
Mechanical and electrical system: Max Fordham LLP, Neil Smith
Structure:  Adams Kara Taylor
Quantity Surveyor:  Building Consulting Naples, Pasquale Miele

AE Interests:  3 phase construction,  large and versatile open spaces
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Articles: [1, 2]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Written by Cullen Vance

August 28, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Guangzhou Opera House – Guangzhou, China

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Building: Guangzhou Opera House
Location: Guangzhou, China
Completion: 2010
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Project Director: Woody K.T. Yao & Patrick Schumacher
Project Architect: Simon Yu
Structural Engineer: SHTK, Guangzhou Pearl River Foreign Investment Architectural Designing Institute
Theater Consultants: ENFI
Lighting Consultant: Beijing Light & View
Project Management: Guangzhou Municipal Construction Group Co. Ltd.
Building Services: Guangzhou Pearl River Foreign Investment Architectural Designing Institute
Acoustic Consultants: Marshall Day Acoustics
Construction Management: Guangzhou Construction Engineering Supervision Co. Ltd.
Main Contractor: China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Co. Ltd.

AE Interests:  Twin boulder design, materials, complex form, acoustics
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Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Written by Cullen Vance

August 28, 2009 at 1:50 pm

Posted in Built

Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion – Zaragoza, Spain

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Location: Zaragoza, Spain
Completed: 2008
Arhitect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
Project Architect: Manuela Gatto (Associate)
Engineers: ARUP

AE Interests: water sustainability, divided into four interlocking elements inorder to distribute the weight, use of a permeable schark-scale membrane creates a micro climate utilizing the natural airflow
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Articles: [1,2,3]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Written by Cullen Vance

August 28, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Posted in Built

Antwerp Port House – Belgium

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Location:  Antwerp, Belgium
Completion: 2016
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
Project Architect: Joris Pauwels
Project Support: Bureau Bouwtechniek
Structural Engineers: Studieburo Mouton bvba
Service Engineers: Ingenium nv & Daidalos Peutz
Restoration: Origin
Special technology: Ingenium
Acoustics: Daidalos Peutz

AE Interests: addition to an existing building, glass and aluminum panneling
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Articles: [1,2,3]

Written by Cullen Vance

August 28, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Guggenheim Hermitage Museum – Vilnius, Lithuania

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Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Status: Unbuilt
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects with Patrik Schumacher
Project Architects: Thomas Vietzke, Jens Borstelmann

AE Interests:  digital fabrication methods, intense use of technology to bring to life the fluidity and flow of the building, building envelope
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Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Written by Cullen Vance

August 28, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Phaeno Science Center – Wolfsburg, Germany

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Building:  Phaeno Science Center
Location:  Wolfsburg
Completed: 24 November 2005
Architect: Zaha Hadid
Project Architect: Christos Passas
Structural Engineers: Adams Kara Taylor, Tokarz Freirichs Leipold
Service Engineers: NEK, Buro Happold

AE Interests:  Europe’s largest building made of “self-compacting concrete,”  majority of building is raised off the ground allowing visitors to pass through with ease
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Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Written by Cullen Vance

August 28, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Posted in Built