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Chengdu University Library – Chengdu, China

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Building: Chengdu University Library
Location: Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, China
Architect: China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute
Construction: Sichuan Huating Construction Co., Ltd.
Completed Spring 2019
Photographs: Arch-Exist

AE Interests: “Dou” shaped atrium, natural light through use of skylights and side atrium opening, curtain wall system, steel and aluminum, orange-red porcelain plates

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Written by Tiffany Gilkes

December 5, 2019 at 1:51 pm

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Light of Internet Expo Center- Wuzhen, China

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Building: The Light of World Expo Center
Location: Wuzhen, China
Architects: Fab-Union, Archi-Union Architects
Design and Digital Fabrication: Fab-Union Architectural Technology and Digital Fabrication Co, Ltd.
Principal Architect: Philip F. Yuan
Digital Construction Manager: Wen Zhang
Structural Consultant: AND office
Landscape Consultant: Innovative Urban Green
Lighting Consultant: RDI Lighting
Contractor (Exhibition Halls): Yadu Construction Group
Completed 2019

AE Interests: multi-use pavilion, suspended roofs with I-beams, string beams and catenary beams, curved brick facade on pavilion,  radial steel structure, no vertical structural columns

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Written by Tiffany Gilkes

December 5, 2019 at 1:50 pm

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Beijing South Railway Station – Beijing, China

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Building: Beijing South Station
Location: Beijing, China
Architects: TFP Farrells
Structural Engineering: ARUP
MEP Engineering: ARUP
Construction start date: December 2005
Completed 2008
Photos: Zhou Ruogu, Fu Xing

AE Interests: scalloped roofs, lightweight canopy roof structure, skylight made primarily of high solar low-e coated glass

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Written by Tiffany Gilkes

December 5, 2019 at 1:49 pm

Posted in Built