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Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza – Zhengzhou, China

Posted in Built by Thomas Sehlke on February 25, 2021

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Building: Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza
Location: Zhengzhou, China
Architect: Skidmore Owings and Merrill
Structural Engineer: Skidmore Owings and Merrill
MEP Engineer: Skidmore Owings and Merrill
Project Manager: East China Architectural Design and Research Institute
Wind Engineering Consultant: RWDI
Completed: 2012
Height: 280 meters (919 feet)
Project Area: 2.59 million ft²
Floor Count: 56 
Awards: 2014 AEI Professional Project Awards, 2012 ASHRAE – Illinois Chapter Excellence in Engineering,  2012 Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award, 2011 Architect Magazine R + D Award, 2011 Asia Pacific Property Awards Mixed-Use Architecture China: Highly Commended

AE Interest: Tallest building in central China when completed, shape reflects circular manmade lake, pagoda inspired structural system, hotel/office space, 18-story atrium, tilted louvers enhance interior daylighting reducing artificial lighting, smart-control system utilizes wind pressure and stack effect for ventilation, low-E glass, heliostat maximizes natural light reflection into hotel atrium.

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Nocenco Cafe – Vinh City, Vietnam

Posted in Built by Thomas Sehlke on February 25, 2021

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Building: Nocenco Cafe
Location: Vinh City, Vietnam
Address: 23 Quang Trung, Thành phố Vinh, Nghệ An 460000, Vietnam
Completion Date: 2018
Architect: VTN Architects
Bamboo Contractor: VTN Architects
Site Area: 438 m² (4,715 ft²)
Floor Count: 2
Awards: 2020 Architecture MasterPrize Interior Design of the Year

AE Interests: Icon of the City, renovated middle-rise concrete building, bamboo is a self-supporting structure, extremely long curved bamboo members, large dome, cave-like spaces, top floor café and rooftop club,  interweaving bamboo ceiling, extensive view of city, recognizable space from the street.

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