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Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies – Ningbo, China

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lantern1 Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies,© Daniele Domenicali Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies,Diagram
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Architects: Mario Cucinella Architects
Area: 1300.0 sqm
Completion: 2008
Structural engineering: Luca Turrini
Project and Site Management; Chris Jagger, Charles Lee, Orlando Shi
On-site Implementation of Energy equipments and technologies: Prof. Jo Darkwa
Construction Management: WEG, Ningbo
MEP and lighting design: TiFS Engineers Srl.

AE Interests:
Facade made to mimic paper lanterns and different Chinese fan-shapes, folds in the facade create a dynamic outer shell, double skin facade made of glass and screen-printed patterns, exposed rooftop allows natural light to illuminate all floors, natural efficient ventilation from rooftop creating a flue effect, underfloor heating panels using geothermal energy.

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Written by Tomas Garcia

November 21, 2019 at 1:23 pm

Posted in Built

Yang Liping Performing Arts Center – Dali, Yunnan, China

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Image result for yang liping performing arts centerImage result for yang liping performing arts center Zhu Pei · Yang Liping Performing Arts Center
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Building: Yang Liping Performing Arts Center
Location:  Dali, China
Architect: Studio Pei-Zhu
Structural Engineer Consultant: Professor Fu Xueyi
Façade Design Consultant: Shenzhen Dadi Facade Technology CO.
MEP Engineering Consultant: CCDI
Acoustic Consultant: China IPPR International Engineering CO.

AEInterests:
cantilevered rectangular roof spans over open landscape underneath, flow for people to explore the indoor and outdoor space, the roof reflects the surrounding landscape and its curvature, overhanging canopy roof creates an interior plaza

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Written by Tomas Garcia

November 21, 2019 at 1:22 pm

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Digital Beijing – Beijing, China

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Building: Digital Beijing
Location: Beijing Olympic Park, Beijing China [map]
Architect: Pei Zhu
Structural Engineer Consultant: China Institute Building Standard Design & Research 
Area: 98,000 square meters
Construction: 2005 – 2007

AEInterests
 The 57-meter tall building was designed to have a north and south elevation resembling a barcode, while the east and west facades were made to look like a circuit board. The building was designed to be viewed as four disconnected blocks, but actually, are connected in a large central area. Digital Beijing also uses reinforced concrete and a steel frame.

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Written by Tomas Garcia

November 21, 2019 at 1:22 pm

Posted in Built