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111 West Wacker – Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Posted in Built by Kelley Grabner on February 23, 2015

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Building: 111. West Wacker Drive
Location: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Completed: 2015
Architect: Handel Architects and Epstein
Structural Engineer:  Halvorson and Partners
Forensic Engineer: Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Developer: Related Midwest

AE Interest: forensic engineering, re-engineered structure for new architecture, glazed facade

Floor Plans: Ground Level, Residential [1,2]
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Apple Campus 2 – Cupertino, California, U.S.

Posted in Under Construction by Kelley Grabner on September 10, 2014

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Building: Apple Campus 2
Location: Cupertino, California, U.S.
Architect: Foster + Partners
Landscape Architect: OLIN
Structural Engineer: Arup
Civil Engineer: Kier & Wright
Contractor: DPR/Skanska
Status: Under construction
Project Cost: $5 billion
Size: 2.8 million sqft
Move-in date: April 2017

AE Interest: Building uses 100% renewable energy, site generates energy with fuel cell plants and photovoltaic plants, eliminate off haul of soil during construction by redistributing excavated soil throughout landscape, energy efficient radiant cooling, innovative glazing design

Videos: [1]
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Library and Learning Centre University of Economics Vienna – Vienna, Austria

Posted in Built by Kelley Grabner on September 10, 2014

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Building: Library and Learning Centre University of Economics Vienna
Location: Vienna, Austria
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Structural Engineer: Vasko und Partner Ingenieure
M&E Engineer: Vasko und Partner Ingenieure
Façade & Lighting Engineer: Arup
Construction: Granit
Completed 2013

AE Interest: high-quality exposed concrete, innovative formwork composed of alkus solid plastic panels, façade engineering

Articles: [1] [2]
Videos: [1] [2]
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Digital Museum – Pecica, Romania

Posted in Built by Kelley Grabner on September 10, 2014

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Building: Digital Museum
Location: Pecica, Romania
Architect: Claudiu Ionescu
Constructor: S.c. Start S.r.l.
Construction Time: 5 months
Completion Year: 2013

AE Interest: tilted reinforced concrete walls, N-S orientation and surrounding pavement form a solar sun dial, building located in an active seismic zone
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Messner Mountain Museum at Plan de Corones – South Tyrol, Italy

Posted in Under Construction by Kelley Grabner on September 10, 2014

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Building: Messner Mountain Museum at Plan de Corones
Location: South Tyrol, Italy
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Structural Engineer: IMP
Mechanical Engineer & Fire Protection: Jud & Partner
Electrical Engineer: Studio GM
Date: 2012-2015

AE Interest: building embedded in a mountaintop, maintains near-constant internal temperature, glass canopy projecting over museum entrance

Articles: [1]
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Datong Art Museum – Datong, China

Posted in Under Construction by Kelley Grabner on September 9, 2014

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Building: Datong Art Museum
Location: Datong, China
Architect: Foster + Partners
Status: Under construction
Completion Date: 2013 [not yet confirmed]

AE Interest: roof composed of interconnected pyramids, efficient passive design responds to climate in Datong, North and Northwest orientation minimizes solar gain of building

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