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Säynätsalo Town Hall – Säynätsalo, Finland

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Building: Säynätsalo Town Hall
Location: Säynätsalo, Finland
Architect: Alvar Aalto
Construction: 1952

AE Interests: The town hall is a study in opposition: elements of classicism and the monumental blended with modernity and intimacy to form a cohesive new center-point for the community. Spider-like wooden trusses. Hollow wooden steps filled with dirt and grass. Built entirely of brick, including the loadbearing internal walls.

Original AEWM entry by Amanda Higbie

Written by Yanni Zhao

November 26, 2018 at 11:50 am

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Hillside Terrace Complex I-VI – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Hillside Terrace Complex I-VI
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect: Fumihiko Maki (Maki & Associates)
Structural System:Reinforced Concrete
Structural Engineer:(ABC) Yamaki Structural Engineers,(DEFG) Aoki Structural Engineers
Mechanical / Electrical Engineer:(ABC) Sakurai Consultants, (DEFG) Sogo Consultants
Completion: 1967-1992

AE Interests: A result of spatial and architectural means – scale, transparency – and the programmatic development of public life

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Written by Yanni Zhao

November 26, 2018 at 11:50 am

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Tianjin Binhai Library – Tianjin, China

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Building: Tianjin Binhai Library
Location: Tianjin, China

Architect: MVRDV
Co-Architect: Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute (TUPDI)
Lighting Designer: Huayi Jianyuan lighting design
Structural Engineer: Sanjiang Steel Structure Design
Interior Architect: TADI interior architects
Completion: 2017

AE Interests: Part of German architects GMP’s 120,000m2 masterplan, which aims to accentuate the characteristics of the surrounding districts. A junction point for the CBD, old town, residential districts, commercial areas and the government quarter.

Written by Yanni Zhao

November 26, 2018 at 11:50 am

Posted in Built