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Swiss School of Engineering for the Wood Industry- Biel-Bienne, Switzerland

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Architect: Meili and Peter
Completion: 2000
Structural Engineer: Conzett, Bronzini, Gartmann
Site Management: Hofmann and Huggler
Project Team: Marcel Meili, Markus Peter, Zeno Vogel, Andreas Schmidt, Thomas Schnabel, Othmar Villiger, Thomas Kuhne, Urs Schonenberger, Marc Loeliger
Address: Solothurnstrasse 102, 2504 Biel-Bienne

AE Interests: large scale wood structure, prefabricated elements create skeletal frame, shear and lateral forces on large windows is taken up by solid panels between frames

Written by Jocelyn Citty

January 27, 2010 at 8:31 am

Posted in Built

Friedrich Durrenmatt Centre- Neuchatel, Switzerland

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Architect: Mario Botta
Start Construction: 1997
Completion: 2000
Client: Swiss Confederation
Address: Chemin du Pertuis-du-Sault 74, 2000 Neuchatel

AE Interests: Built into hillside, annex of Durrenmatt’s house, arched pavilion displays Swiss landscape

Written by Jocelyn Citty

January 27, 2010 at 7:47 am

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Vocational School- Wittenberg, Germany

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Architectural Design: Architects + bmp Gorres and Kraatz
Architectural Supervision: bc-bauconsuit GmbH
Completion: 1999
Client: Landkreis Wittenberg
Address: Mittelfeld 50, 06836 Lutherstadt Wittenberh

AE Interests: Lateral wind loads supported mostly by glass and a thin steel frame, integrate technology in the classroom

Written by Jocelyn Citty

January 27, 2010 at 7:40 am

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Sobek House- Stuttgart, Germany

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Architect: Werner Sobek Engineering and Design
Completion: 2000
Client: Werner Sobek
Structural Engineer: Werner Sobek Engineering and Design
Address: Roemerstrasse 128

AE Interests: Completely recyclable, Emissions free, Energy self sufficient, No interior doors or walls, All electrical power from solar panels on roof

Written by Jocelyn Citty

January 27, 2010 at 7:29 am

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Museum of Fantasy- Bernried, Germany

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Architect: Behnisch, Behnisch, and Partner
Completion: 2001
Client: Staatliches Hochbauamt Munchen I
Structural Engineer: Pfefferkern + Partner
Building Physics Engineer: Ingenieurburo Langkau Bayer Bauphysik
Landscape Architect: Luz and Partner
General Contractor: Dyckerhoff and Widmann AG
Address: Am Hirschgarten 1, 82347 Bernried

AE Interests: Slab roof and cantilevered balconies, Long and horizontal shape stretches to lake

Written by Jocelyn Citty

January 27, 2010 at 7:23 am

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Swiss Re Building- Munich, Germany

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Architect: BRT Architects
Competition: 1999
Completion: 2001
Client: Swiss Re Germany AG
Landscape Architects: Martha Schwartz, Peter Kluska
Address: Dieselstrasse 11, Unterfohring

AE Interests: Hanging hedge on perimeter frame that employees can walk on, garden on roof

Written by Jocelyn Citty

January 27, 2010 at 7:09 am

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House S- Ludwigsburg, Germany

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Architect: Bottega + Ehrhardt
Completion: 2002
Client: Willibald Slavicek

AE Interests: Fusion of roof and facade, large overhang, interior is spacious and flooded with light

Written by Jocelyn Citty

January 27, 2010 at 7:03 am

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Ricola Marketing Building- Laufen, Switzerland

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Architects: Herzog and de Meuron
Completion: 1999
Client: Ricola AG
Project Team: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Ivo Sollberger, Anna Wickerson, Mario Meier
Address: Baselsrtasse 89, 4242 Laufen

AE Interests: Projecting roof made of synthetic material that bends with varying temperature and rain/snow loads, plants weave in and out of projecting roof, fits like pavilion in Ricola gardens

Written by Jocelyn Citty

January 27, 2010 at 6:50 am

Posted in Built

Church of the Sacred Heart- Munich, Germany

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Architect: Allmann Sattler Wappner Architects
Competition: 1996
Completion: 2001
Client: Erzbischofliches Ordinariat Munchen
Competition Architects: Karin Hengher, Olga Ritter
Project Manager: Karin Hengher
Project Architects: Micheal Frank, Annette Gall, Susanne Rath
Address: Marienplatz 8, 80331 Munich

AE Interests: Lamella cube inside of a glass cube, enormous gate facade, space between the cubes balances light and the arrangement of the vertical lamella direct light toward the altar

Written by Jocelyn Citty

January 26, 2010 at 11:55 pm

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Townhall Scharnhauser Park- Ostfildern, Germany

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Architect: J. MAYER H. Architects
Competition: 1998
Completion: 2001
Client: Stadt Ostfildern
Architect on site: Lilrich Wiesler
Structural Engineer: M,ller + M,ller
Service Engineer: Wetzstein
Landscape Engineer: Klaus Wiederkehr
Light Engineer: Luna Lichtarchitektur
Building Physics: Dr. Schaecke Und Bayer

AE Interests: Visitors walk through computer animated artificial rain dripping from a cantilevered roof at the entrance, entire building uses light and water elements to fuse nature and technology.

Written by Jocelyn Citty

January 26, 2010 at 11:32 pm

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Didden Village- Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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blue

Building: Didden Village
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Completed: 2006
Architect: MVRDV
Client: Family Didden
Structure: Pieters Bouwtechniek
Blue Finish: Kunststof Coatings
Constructors: Formaat Bouw

AE Interests: Increase density of old and existing city, promote roof life
,,,,ea

Written by Jocelyn Citty

August 31, 2009 at 5:25 pm

Posted in Built

Centre de Effenaar- Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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effenaar

Building: Centre De Effenaar
Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Completed: 2005
Architect: MVRDV
Structure: Arup
Client: Muncipality of Eindhoven
Acoustics: renz van Luxemburg, Dorsser Blesgraaf Raadgeven de Ingenieurs

AE Interests: Stacking of the program, compact volume
—-ea

Written by Jocelyn Citty

August 31, 2009 at 4:39 pm

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Matsudai Cultural Centre – Matsudai, Japan

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matsudai

Building: Matsudai Cultural Centre
Location: Matsudai, Japan
Completed: 2004
Architect: MVRDV
Client: Art Front Gallery, Municipality of Matsudai
Co-Architect: CLIP-Architects
Structure: Masahiro Ikeda Architecture Studio, Sasaki and Partners
Associate Architect: SUPER-OS
AE Interests: Open plaza under building, rocky landscape on roof

Written by Jocelyn Citty

August 31, 2009 at 4:31 pm

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Dutch Pavilion- Hannover, Germany

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dutch pavilion

Building: Dutch Pavilion
Location: Hannover, Germany
Completed: 2000
Architect: MVRDV
Client: Foundation Holland World Fairs
Structural Engineer: ABT
Mechanical Engineer: Technical Management

AE Interests: Multi-level park, mixture of technology and nature
….ea

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Written by Jocelyn Citty

August 31, 2009 at 4:19 pm

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WoZoCo Housing- Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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wozoco

Building: Wozoco Housing
Loaction: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Completed: 1997
Architect: MVRDV
Client: Het Oosten Housing Association
Structure: Pieter Bouwtechniek
Contractor: Intervam
Building Physics: DGMR
Building Advisers: Bureau Bouwkunde

AE Interests: Hanging house units suspended in the air
—-ea

Written by Jocelyn Citty

August 31, 2009 at 4:10 pm

Posted in Built

Mirador Building- Sanchinarro, Madrid, Spain

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mirador

Building: Mirador Building
Location: Sanchinarro, Madrid, Spain
Architect: MVRDV
Completed: 2005
Client: EMV del Ayuntamiento de Madrid
Structure: NB35
Co-Architect: Blanco Lleo
Technical Architect: Apartec Colegiados

AE Interests: Internally connected neighborhoods, stacked and glued blocks, sky plaza
—-ea

Written by Jocelyn Citty

August 31, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Posted in Built

Gyre- Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan

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gyre

Building: Gyre
Location: Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan
Completed: 2007
Architect: MVRDV
Client: Mitsubishi Corporation USB Realty
Co-Architect: Takenaka
Structure: Takenaka
AE Interests: Vertical movement, flexible shopping and retail areas

Written by Jocelyn Citty

August 31, 2009 at 3:55 pm

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Gemini Residence- Copenhagen, Denmark

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Gemini Residence

Building: Gemini Residence
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Completed: 2005
Architect: MVRDV
Structural Engineer: Peter Lind
Construction: NCC Construction

AE Interests: Renovated cylindrical silos, natural light
—-ea

Written by Jocelyn Citty

August 30, 2009 at 4:49 pm

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Gwanggyo Power Center- Seoul, South Korea

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Building: Gwanggyo Power Center
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Status: Unbuilt
Architect: MVRDV
Structural Engineer: Arup
Client: Deawood & DA Group

AE Interests: Hill shaped structures, vegetation, high urban density
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Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

Written by Jocelyn Citty

August 30, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Posted in Proposed Design