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The Shanghai Tower – Shanghai, China

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Name: Shanghai Tower

Location: Shanghai, China

Cost: $2.2 billion

Architect: Jun Xia (Gensler)

Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer: Consentini Associates

Main Contractor: Shanghai Construction Group

AE Interests: Incorporates a double glass skin to help conserve heat energy, wind turbines to produce power and a rainwater collection system. The shape of the building has also been designed to reduce wind loads on the structure, reducing the amount of building materials required. It currently is the tallest building in China and the second tallest in the world.

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Written by Luke Ward

August 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Olympic Stadium – London, England, U.K.

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Building: London Olympic Stadium, 2012 Summer Olympics
Location: London, United Kingdom
Completed: 2011
Estimated Cost: $854 million
Architects: Populous
Engineering Consultants: Buro Happold
Construction: Sir Robert McAlpine

AE Interests: Designed to hold 80,000 spectators during the Olympics then partially disassemble to create a permanent 25,000 seat stadium, translucent fabric wrap around exterior of building allows it to breathe naturally, complex steel framework, sustainable design.

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Written by Luke Ward

September 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Posted in Built

London Olympic Velodrome Consortium – London, U.K.

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Building: Olympic Velodrome, 2012 Summer Olympics
Location: London, UK
Cost: $168 million
Architect: Hopkins
Engineer: Expedition Engineering
Construction: PJ Lane
Completed 2011

AE Interests: London 2012 Olympics venue. Complex geometry, steel structure, light-weight cable-net roof structure, roof reflects the cycling track, natural roof lighting reduces energy costs, natural ventilation, and collects rain water. `

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Written by Luke Ward

June 24, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Posted in Built

Dublin International Airport – Terminal 2, Ireland

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Location: Dublin, Ireland
Architect: Pascall+Watson
Civil Engineer: Arup
Construction Management: Mace
Completed: 2010
Cost: $900 million

AE Interests: Parametric design of roof panels to fit complex geometry with similar sized pieces.

Written by Luke Ward

January 27, 2010 at 3:21 am

Posted in Built

Nový Smíchov Shopping Center, Czech Republic

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Location: Plzeňská, Prague 5 – Smíchov, Czech Republic
Architect: D3A / Fiala Prouza Zima
Structural Engineers: Novák & Partner s.r.o., PPP s.r.o.
Facade Contractor: Sipral a.s., Marton, IPS a.s. 03, Mechanika Prostějov
Completed: 2002
Cost: $84 million

AE Interests: Cantilevered roof. Facade illuminated at night.

Written by Luke Ward

January 27, 2010 at 3:16 am

Posted in Built

Muzo Center, Czech Republic

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Location: V Olšinách 80/626, Prague 10 – Strašnice, Czech Republic
Architect: D3A / Fiala Prouza Zima
Civil Engineer: Ing. Jiří Václavů
Structural Engineers: Nemec Polák
Electrical Engineer: Elis Praha, Micos
Completed: 2002
Cost: $13 million

Written by Luke Ward

January 27, 2010 at 3:12 am

Posted in Built

Family House in Nebušice, Czech Republic

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Location: Prague – Nebušice 305 / 2, Czech Republic
Architect: D3A / Fiala Prouza Zima
Civil Engineer: Ing. Jiří Václavů
Structural Engineers: Ing. Vít Mlázovský
Completed: 2001

AE Interests: Vegetation covers the building’s roof and the building is designed to blend in with the site.

Written by Luke Ward

January 27, 2010 at 3:07 am

Posted in Built