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The Bexley Business Academy – London, U.K.

Posted in Built by Emily Lamon on June 11, 2013

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Building Name: The Bexley Business Academy
Location: Yarton Way, London, U.K.
Status: Completed 2003
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold

AE Interest: mechanical external louvers automatically track the sun’s path to optimize light and shade, double layered East and West facades, majority of spaces are naturally ventilated, flexible floor plan, fast-track construction

Royal Victoria Dock Bridge – London, U.K.

Posted in Built by Emily Lamon on June 11, 2013

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Building Name: Royal Victoria Dock Bridge
Location: Royal Victoria Dock
Status: Completed 1999
Architect: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Structural Engineering: Techniker

AE Interest: inverted Fink Truss, sender shape reduces wind resistance at the elevated height that allows ships to pass underneath, supports a 40 person gondola that travels across the river

Crystal Palace Concert Platform – London, U.K.

Posted in Built by Emily Lamon on June 11, 2013

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Building Name: Crystal Palace Concert Platform
Location: Crystal Palace Park Sydenham Hill, London, UK
Status: Completed 1997
Architect: Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd
Structural Engineers: Atelier One

AE Interest: constructed from a continuous surface of self-weathering steel, acoustics

The Wellcome Trust Gibbs Building – London, U.K.

Posted in Built by Emily Lamon on June 11, 2013

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Building Name: The Wellcome Trust Gibbs Building
Location: 215 Euston Rd, London, UK
Status: Completed 2004
Architect: Hopkins Architects
Structural Engineer: WSP Consulting Engineers

AE Interest: houses a Thomas Heatherwick sculpture in the main atrium, double skin glazed facade, flexible floorplans, addition to original Wellcome Trust headquarters
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Manila Arena – Manila, Philippines

Posted in Built by Emily Lamon on September 29, 2012

Building: Manila Arena
Location: Manila, Philippines
Status: Expected completion in 2014
Architect: Populous
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
General Contractor: Hanwha Engineering and Construction Corp.

AE Interests: Will be the world’s largest indoor arena at 50,000 seats, simple unsymmetrical geometry will allow all seats to face one focal point

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Aviva Center – Dublin, Ireland

Posted in Built by Emily Lamon on September 28, 2012

Building: Aviva Center
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Architect: Populous
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold 
Status: Completed 2010

AE Interests: Complex parametric design, site responsiveness, progressive steel horseshoe-shaped truss system, sustainable design

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Amway Events Center – Orlando, Florida, U.S.

Posted in Built by Emily Lamon on September 27, 2012

Building: Amway Events Center
Location: Orlando, Florida
Status: Completed 2010
Architect: Populous
Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore Engineers and Consultants
General Contractor: Hunt Construction
Estimated Cost: $480 million

AE Interests: First LEED Gold arena in the NBA, LED light tower, expansive glass curtain wall, sustainable design

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Forsyth Barr Stadium – New Zealand

Posted in Built by Emily Lamon on September 27, 2012

Building: Forsyth Barr Stadium
Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Status: Completed 2011
Architect: Populous
Structural Engineer: Sinclair Knight Merz
Estimated Cost: $200 million

AE Interests: The only permanently enclosed stadium with natural turf, designed to maximize sunlight, advanced Texlon ETFE roof, over 100 meter steel span, earthquake engineering, stadium space naturally ventilated, sustainable design

For more information on materials and design click here.

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55 Baker Street – London, U.K.

Posted in Built by Emily Lamon on April 20, 2011

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Building: 55 Baker Street
Location: 55 Baker Street, London, UK
Status: Completed 2008
Architect: Make Architects
Structural Engineer: Expedition Engineering

AE Interest: advanced glass enclosures key part of building renovation – 70% of original structure was reused, facade design, BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating