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Al Janoub Stadium – Al Wakrah, Qatar

Posted in Built by Damian Pacheco on February 13, 2023

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Building: Al Janoub Stadium
Location: Al Wakrah, Qatar (5H5F+WP7, Al Wukair, Qatar)
Started: 2014
Completed: 2019
Cost: € 587.3 million
Area: 585,000 m2
Capacity: 44,325
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Lead Consultant: AECOM
Project Director: Jim Heverin
Project Architect: Johannes Hoffmann
Project Manager: KEO International Consultants
Operable Roof Design: Schlaich Bergermann Partner

AE Interests: Includes an operable retractable roof designed with pleated fabric and cables to create a sheltered environment, a cooling system to provide comfort to the spectators and players, and a unique structural design meant to capture the culture and spirit of Qatar.

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Biosphere and Flower Pavilion – Potsdam, Germany

Posted in Built by Damian Pacheco on October 19, 2022

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Building: Biosphere and Flower Pavilion
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Address: George-Hermann-Allee 99, 14469 Potsdam, Germany
Client: Stadt Potsdam (City of Potsdam)
Started: 2000
Completed: 2001
Area: 11,000 m2
Architects: Barkow +Leibinger
Construction Management: Assmann Beraten + Planen
Structural Engineer: Hörnick-Hock-Thieroff
Mechanical Engineer: Planungsgrupe M+M
Landscape Architect: Büro Kiefer

AE Interests: A large indoor botanical garden that includes a roaring waterfall, two lakes, an aquarium, an hourly artificial thunderstorm, and tropical wildlife. The low-rise building is formed by a series of concrete beams along the roof covered with skylights. The curtain glass wall adds more natural lighting to the environment inside. The indoor climate is kept warm and comfortable all year long.

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]


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