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St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church – New York, NY

Posted in Built by Grant Miller on March 8, 2023

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Building: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Location: New York, NY
Address: 130 Liberty Street, New York, NY
Client: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Cost: $58 million
Area: 4500 sf
Groundbreaking: October 18, 2015
Completed: December 6, 2022
Architecture: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineering: Thornton Tomasetti
General Contractor: Skanska USA
Lighting Design: DLR Group
Blast Engineering: AVRO Consult Engineering
Iconographer: Father Loukas of Xenophontos

AE Interests: Reconstruction after tragedy, religious iconography, symmetry, reverent lighting, Byzantine geometry, reinforced arch, open interior

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Essay: [pdf] [doc]

Saxon State and University Library – Dresden, Germany

Posted in Built by Grant Miller on November 9, 2022

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Building: Saxon State and University Library
Location: Dresden, Germany
Address: Zellescher Weg 18, 01069 Dresden, Germany
Client: City of Dresden, Free State of Saxony
Started: 1999
Completed: 2002
Cost: €3,250,000
Area: 42,000 m2
Cost per Area: €77.38 / m2
Architecture: Ortner & Ortner
Structural Engineering: Gmeiner | Haferl
Project Management: Achammer-Tritthart & Partner
Landscape Design: Burger + Tischler

AE Interests: Central space is underground; sunlit atrium; symmetrical site layout; grooved façade reminiscent of bookshelves; blending traditional and contemporary styles; conversion of a football field into public greenspace; central space functioning as the “heart” of the building with hallways and footbridges serving as arteries; effect of architecture on visitor experience.

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Essay: [pdf] [doc]

The original article for this building was posted by Mina Akhavan on January 25th, 2010.

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