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Austin Central Library – Austin, TX

Posted in Built by Megan Nguyen on October 18, 2017

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Building: Austin Central Library
Location: Austin, Texas
Address: 710 W. Cesar Chavez St.
Design Architect: Lake Flato and Shepley Bulfinch joint venture
Landscape Architect: Coleman & Associates
Structural Engineers: PE Structural Consultants and Datum Engineers, Inc.
M+E Engineer: Jose I. Guerra, Inc.
Site Service Electrical Engineer: Harutunian Engineering, Inc.
Civil Engineer: Urban Design Group
Plumbing Engineer: Encotech Engineering
Size: 198,000 SF
Completion: August 2017

AE Interest: anticipated LEED platinum rating [a], rainwater harvesting system to fill toilets and irrigate surrounding landscaping, 567 solar panel system on top of main building to power a third of the building, rooftop vegetation garden [b], regional and recycled construction materials, use of daylight and LEDs, demand controlled ventilation, variable air and water flow [c]
[a, b, c]

Video of construction time-lapse: [1]

The Spiral – New York, NY

Posted in Built by Megan Nguyen on September 14, 2016


Building:  The Spiral
Location: New York, NY
Address: 66 Hudson Boulevard
Architect: BIG Architects
Size: 2.85 million sf
Currently in progress

AE Interest:
1,005 ft rise, 27,000 sf of retail, 20,000 units of housing, terraces ascend one per floor, interior office spaces, and linear green spaces [a]

Video: [1,2]




Superkilen – Nørrebro, Copenhagen

Posted in Built by Megan Nguyen on September 7, 2016

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Building: Superkilen
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Address: Nørrebrogade 210, 2200 København, Denmark
Architect: BIG Architects
Landscape: Topotek
Artist: Superflex
Size: 320,000 sf
Completed: 2012

AE Interests:
0.50 mile long park, objects from 60 different countries, located within one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in Denmark, reminiscent of garden history, and multi-functional rubber surface [a]

Amager Resource Center – Copenhagen, Denmark

Posted in Built by Megan Nguyen on September 7, 2016

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Building: Amager Resource Center
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Architect: BIG Architects
Structural and Facade Engineer: AKT, MOE
Landscape: Topotek, Man Made Land
Construction Manager: NCC Construction A/S, Ed. Züblin AG, Hosena
Size: 1.02 million sf building; 344,500 sf roof and slope
Currently under construction; scheduled to be completed by 2017

AE Interests:
1,500 m long ski run, Denmark’s first ski slope, waste-to-energy treatment plant, 60 megawatt power station fueled by city’s garbage [a], emits a giant smoke ring when one ton of CO2 is accumulated, and projects a pie chart of the quote of fossil CO2 with a heat tracking laser light [b].

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