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Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre – Hyderabad, India

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Building: Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre
Location: Hyderabad,  Andhra Pradesh, India
Address:  Survey No.64, Kothaguda Post, R R District, Hyderabad, Telangana 500084, India
Architect: Karan Grover
Energy Consultants: Tata Energy Research Institute
Structural Engineers: Comten Engineers
Landscape Architects: Arati Chari & Associates
Size: 20,000 sq. ft.
Completed: 2003

AE interest: LEED platinum  rating [1], 24 kW produced by photovoltaic system meeting 20% of building energy, Climate responsive design utilizing prevailing winds, 60% of roof covered by vegetation [2], courtyards used as light wells rendering 90% of spaces have natural light, 96% of building waste recycled [3]

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Written by Kyle Nay

November 2, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Posted in Built

Atocha Railway Station – Madrid, Spain

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Building: Atocha Railway Station
Location: Madrid, Spain
Architect: Alberto de Palacio Elissagne and Gustave Eiffel (1892), Rafael Moneo (1992)
Structural Engineer: Henry Saint James (first remodel)
Completion:  1852 (original), 1892 (first remodel), 1992 (current)

AE interest: Wrought iron trusses in main building deisgned with Gustave Eiffel, 4000 square meter botanical garden in main area, remodel work into existing historical site, largest railway station in Spain [a]

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Written by Kyle Nay

November 2, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Posted in Built