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Beijing Daxing International Airport: Beijing, China

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Building: Beijing Daxing International Airport
Location: Beijing, China
Architectural Engineers: Buro Happold & Arup (Arup did fire engineering)
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Construction: 2014-2019

AE Interest: The Beijing Daxing International Airport has the largest single terminal in the world, covering 700,000 square meters, and is second only to the Istanbul New Airport in terms of overall size of the airport. It is absolutely massive, and is growing even as more terminals get added.

Written by Max Ballard

May 6, 2020 at 12:25 pm

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Istanbul Airport: Istanbul, Turkey

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Building: Istanbul Airport
Location: Istanbul,Turkey
Architectural Engineer: Arup
Architect: Grimshaw Architects, Haptic Architects, Nordic Architects
Construction: 2015-2019

AE Interest: Arup was influential in the program design of the airport, making the circulation through the building, which is important in an airport, a top consideration throughout the design process. Earthquake design includes innovative base-isolation system.

Written by Max Ballard

May 6, 2020 at 12:21 pm

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Kuwait International Airport: Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Building: Kuwait International Airport
Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Architectural Engineering: Arup
Architect: Foster & Partners
Construction: 2015-2020

AE Interest: The Kuwait International Airport aims to achieve LEED Gold Certification while maintaining functionality as an airport for both public and military use.

Written by Max Ballard

May 6, 2020 at 12:19 pm

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Grin Grin Park: Island City, Japan

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Building: Grin Grin Park
Location: Island City (Hakata Bay, North of Fukuoka, Japan)
Architect: Toyo Ito
Construction: 2004-2005


AE Interest: Grin Grin Park lies on an artificial island and moves the architecture through the site. The design of the landscape melds together building and site with materials that compliment the hilly artificial island such as sloping wooden ramps and large glass walls.

Articles: [a1]

Written by Max Ballard

October 23, 2019 at 12:19 pm

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Hanamaruki Miso-Making Experience – Ina Nagano, Japan

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Building: Hanamaruki Miso-Making Experience
Location: Ina Nagano near Shinjuku
Architect: Takenaka Corporation
Construction: 2017


AE Interest: Miso-Making hall is designed to provide the best possible tour of the factory and provide lectures and entertainment to guests who come to learn about the Hanamaruki Foods Inc. Miso process. The building is made of concrete folded-plate walls, and as such has no interior columns or beams.
The building won a 2017 International Architecture Award for corporate buildings.

Article: [a1]

Written by Max Ballard

October 23, 2019 at 12:18 pm

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Kanazawa Station – Kanazawa, Japan

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Building: Kanazawa Station
Location: Kanazawa: Ishikawa Prefecture
Architect: Ryuzo Shirae
Design/Construction: 2005


AE Interest: Overhaul of a 120-year-old building; The Tzuzimi-mon Gate is composed of radially angled beams cut from Japanese Cypress. The Motenashi dome is important to protect travelers from frequent snow.

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Written by Max Ballard

October 23, 2019 at 12:18 pm

Posted in Built