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Walbrook Square, Bloomberg London HQ – London, England, U.K.

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Building: Walbrook Square, Bloomberg London HQ
Location: London, England, U.K.
Completion: 2017
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineering: AKTII
Lighting and Metalwork (ceiling): SAS International

AE Interest: Sustainability, office building with pedestrian plazas, restoration of temple at site, 210meter high central ramp for circulating between floors, fresh-air ventilation at floors flowing to central atrium, complex stone shading elements. Winner of 2018 Stirling Prize.

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Original post Feb2015
Edited Oct2018 GB

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Written by Madhumitha Venkataraman

October 10, 2018 at 5:26 pm

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Shenzhen Stock Exchange – Shenzhen, China

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Building: Shenzhen Stock Exchange
Location: Shenzhen, China
Completed: 2013
Architect: OMA
Structural Engineer: Arup
MEP Engineer: Arup
Façade Engineering Design: Graham Dodd, London Office
Level Acoustic: DHV Building and Industry
Client: Shenzhen Stock Exchange

AE Interests: skyscraper(49 floors), 3d megatruss cantilevered podium, roof garden.

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Written by Madhumitha Venkataraman

March 10, 2015 at 1:35 pm

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A Path in the Forest – Tallinn, Estonia

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Building: A Path in the Forest
Location: Kadriorg Park, Tallinn, Estonia
Completed: 2011
Architects: Transsolar & Tetsuo Kondo Architects
Structural Engineer: Mutsuro Sasaki, Yoshiyuki Hiraiwa / SAPS (Sasaki and Partners)

AE Interests: installation, trail, delicate steel structure, connected with forest environment, curvilinear form

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Written by Madhumitha Venkataraman

March 6, 2015 at 3:02 pm

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Merchant Square Footbridge – Paddington, London, U.K.

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Building: Merchant Square Footbridge
Location: Paddington, London, U.K.
Completed: 2014
Architect: Knight Architects
Structural Engineer: AKT II
Mechanical, Hydraulic and Electrical Engineer: Eadon Consulting
Lighting Design: Studio Fractal
Landscape Architect: Townshend Landscape Design
Contractor: Mace

AE Interests: drawbridge/footbridge, cantilevered structure, hydraulic jacks
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Written by Madhumitha Venkataraman

March 6, 2015 at 2:58 pm

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Holmenkollen Ski Jump – Oslo, Norway

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Building: Holmenkollen Ski Jump
Location: Oslo, Norway
Completed: 2011
Architect: JDS Architects
Landscape Architect: Grindaker
Consultants: Norconsult , Metallplan
Steel Contractor: Lecor Steel AB
Client: Oslo Municipality

AE Interests: Norwegian Steel Construction Prize 2011, modern ski jump, wind protection, ice track machine, steel ski jump

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Written by Madhumitha Venkataraman

March 6, 2015 at 1:55 pm

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Tucheng Sports Center – New Taipei City, Taiwan

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Building: Tucheng Sports Center
Location: New Taipei City, Taiwan
Completed: 2014
Architect: Q-Lab
Design Director: Borden Tsend
Project Manager: Tunghan Wu
Project Designers: Zizi Huang, Foli Yeh, Albert Chiu, Kunghuei Wang
Construction Company: Best Giving

AE Interests: Cantilever, Walkway, Geometric Structure, window/wall system, sports center
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Written by Madhumitha Venkataraman

March 6, 2015 at 1:55 pm

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Patronage Laique & Social Housing – Paris, France

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Building: Patronage Laique & Social Housing
Location: Paris, France
Completed: 2014
Architects: LAPS Architecture, MAB Architecture
Structural Engineer: AIA Ingénierie
Services Engineer: Noble Ingenierie
Client: RIVP Real – Board of the City of Paris
Energy Performance : VP Climate Plan , Housing and Environment A BBC Effi energy, Qualitel

AE Interests: Community/social housing, In/arch-Ance National Prize 2014

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Written by Madhumitha Venkataraman

March 6, 2015 at 1:54 pm

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240 Blackfriars Road – London, England, U.K.

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Building: 240 Blackfriars Road
Location: London, England, U.K.
Completed: 2014
Architect: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Structural Engineer:  AKTII
Building Services Engineer: Hilson Moran
Developer: Great Portland Estates plc
Consultant: BIM Technologies

AE Interest: fully glazed glass exterior, reinforced concrete vertical structure, solar shading, 4D BIM modeling

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Written by Madhumitha Venkataraman

February 20, 2015 at 3:22 pm

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Building for Environmental Research and Teaching – Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.

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Building: Building for Environmental Research and Teaching, Brown University
Location: Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Completed: 2013
Architect: Toshiko Mori
Structural/MEP Engineer: Arup

AE interest: Environmental Research building, greenhouse, rectangular form, expected LEED Gold certificate
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Written by Madhumitha Venkataraman

February 17, 2015 at 2:30 pm

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WSU Veterinary Medical Building – Pullman, Washington, U.S.

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Building: Washington State University’s Veterinary Medical Building
Location: Pullman, Washington, U.S.
Completed: 2012
Architect: SRG Partnership
MEP Engineer: Arup
Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Landscape Architect: Walker Macy
Construction: Lydig Construction

AE interest: Laboratory facility, glass façade, daylighting, high efficiency ventilation

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Written by Madhumitha Venkataraman

February 17, 2015 at 2:16 pm

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Northeastern University ISEC – Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Building: Northeastern University Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex (ISEC)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Completion: 2016
Architect: Payette
MEP Engineer: Arup

AE interest: Efficient laboratory, spiral staircase, pedestrian bridge
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Written by Madhumitha Venkataraman

February 17, 2015 at 2:12 pm

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Bank of London and South America – Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Building: Bank of London and South America
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Completed: 1966
Architect: Clorindo Testa
Second Architect: S.E.P.R.A, Sánchez Elía, Peralta Ramos and Agostini

AE interest: Brutalist architecture, Geometric carvings, reinforced concrete building, colonnade
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Written by Madhumitha Venkataraman

February 20, 2014 at 3:24 pm

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National Library of the Argentine Republic – Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Building: National Library of the Argentine Republic
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Completed: 1992
Architects: Clorindo Testa, Francisco Bullrich, and Alicia Cazzaniga

AE interest: complex concrete structure, public plaza, Brutalist architecture
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Written by Madhumitha Venkataraman

February 17, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Posted in Built