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Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building – Portland, Oregon

Posted in Built by Cody Walters on November 16, 2017

Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Overall  EGWW Exterior Facade  Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Interior

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Building: Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building
Location: Portland, Oregon
Address: 1220 SW 3rd Avenue
Owner: General Services Administration
Original Architect: Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM)
Design Architect: Cutler Anderson Architects
Architect of Record: SERA Architects
Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer: Interface Engineering; PAE Consulting Engineers; Stantec Ltd.
Main Contractor: Howard S Wright Construction
Size: 525,000 sf; 18 story building
Completed in 2013

AE Interest: The EGWW Federal building was originally built in 1974 by SOM. Due to the building no longer being able to meet the functional, energy, or conservation requirements, the building was renovated in 2013. [a] After the renovation, this building achieved LEED Platinum certification due to it’s efficient, sustainable, and innovative technologies. [b] These technologies include solar thermal panels, 13,000 sf solar roof panel, and a rainwater collection system. [c]
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Bahrain World Trade Center – Manama, Bahrain

Posted in Built by Cody Walters on November 16, 2017

bahrain-world-trade-center overall    dhow-zanzibar  BAHRAIN DIAGRAM

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Building: Bahrain World Trade Center
Location: Manama, Bahrain
Address: King Faisal Highway
Design Architect: Atkins
Structural Engineer: Atkins
MEP Engineer: Atkins
Manager: Atkins
Main Contractor: Murray & Roberts
Size: 1,291,669 sf; 50 story
Completed in 2008
Cost: US $150 million

AE Interest: The Bahrain World Trade Center is the 1st skyscraper to incorporate wind turbines in the building design. The inspiration for the twin towers originated from regional “Wind Towers” and their ability to funnel wind, and the vast sails of the traditional Arabian Dhow. [a] There are three 95ft diameter turbines that are supported by three 103ft bridges that span the distance between the two towers. Each turbine generates 225 kw. The design and shape of the building allows the on-shore breezes to travel across the turbines and take advantage of 70% of Bahrain’s wind energy. [b]
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