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Guggenheim Museum – New York, NY

Posted in Built by marthaehughes on October 18, 2018

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Building: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Location: 1071 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10128
Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright
Structural Engineer: Jaroslav Joseph Polivka
General Contractor: George Cohen
Construction: 1956 – 1959

AE Interests: among the first to use gunite (sprayed concrete), helical ramp gallery spirals up from ground floor to just below skylight, organic form juxtaposed with surrounding rectilinear urban setting

Guggenheim Museum Website

Fondazione Prada – Milan, Italy

Posted in Built by marthaehughes on October 18, 2018

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Building: Fondazione Prada
Location: Largo Isarco 2, Milan, Italy 20139
Architect: OMA
Local Architect: Massimo Alvisi
Executive Architects: Alviso Kirimoto & Partners, Atelier Verticale
Structural Engineer: Favero & Milan
MEP Engineer: Favero & Milan, Prisma Engineering
Acoustics Engineer: Level Acoustics
Fire Engineer: GAE Engineering
Lighting Design: Les Eclaireurs
Construction: 2008 – 2018

AE Interests: restoration of seven buildings on old industrial site and addition of three new buildings; cladding materials of new buildings include concrete, aluminum foam, and gold leaf; ceiling height in tower increases from bottom to top, starting with 2.7 meters on ground level to 8 meters on upper floor

Fondazione Prada Website

Olympiastadion – Munich, Germany

Posted in Built by marthaehughes on October 18, 2018

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Building: Olympiastadion
Location: Spiridon-Louis-Ring 27, 80809 München, Germany
Architects: Günther Behnisch, Carlo Weber, Hermann Peltz, Fritz Auer
Structural Engineer: Frei Otto
Construction: 1968 – 1972
Capacity: 69,250

AE Interests: designed to echo the peaks and valleys of the nearby Alps; main stadium in a bomb crater from WWII; asymmetrical translucent canopy shelters spectators without casting uneven shadows on field; 271 miles of steel cables strung between 58 cast steel pylon and 8000 plexiglass panels

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