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The Spring- Shanghai

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Building: The Springs (2020)
Location: Shanghai, China
Architect: Henning Larsen
Lighting: UDG
MEP: Arup
Landscape Architect: SLA
Facade Design: Inhabit

AE Interest: Mix-use development. Emphasis on response to the surroundings. Oriented to maximize light and minimize winds, which creates a comfortable outdoor courtyard. Building shape helps air quality, noise dampening, and increases presence of natural light. LEED Gold for Core and Shell.

Articles: [1]

Written by Caleigh Spurgin

October 29, 2019 at 12:36 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Beirut Terraces – Beirut, Lebanon

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Building Name: Beirut Terraces
Address: Plot 1801 and Plot 1802, Block 18, Beirut Central District, Lebanon
Completion: 2016
Architect: Herzog and de Meuron
Executive Architect: Khatib & Alami
Project Architects: Tobias Winkelmann, Ursula Hürzeler
Planning Engineer: Hill International
Building Dimensions: Base: 216 x 216ft, Tower: 53,70m x 53,70m / 177 x 177ft
Height: 392ft

AE Interests: Five principles define the project: layers and terraces, inside and outside, vegetation, views and privacy, light and identity; The structure is carried by the core and a regular column-grid that spans up to 14.7 meters; [1] 160 floors of vertical layering.

Article: a1, a2.

(Edited March 2018 by Shijun Xu)

Written by Sean Franks

March 28, 2018 at 11:18 am

Posted in Under Construction

New Central Library – Calgary, Canada

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Building: Calgary Central Library and Library Plaza
Location: Calgary, Canada
Design Architect: Snohetta
Architect of Record: DIALOG
Construction Manager: Stuart Olson
Project Manager: MHPM
Size: 240,000 sf
Currently under construction; projected to be finished in 2018

AE Interests
Oval-shaped, multi-faceted public library. Exterior is wrapped in a textured facade with translucent fritted glass panels used to screen private study areas and clear glass used for public areas. Interior centers around a four-story atrium topped with a skylight. Multi-functional building with meeting space, activity centers, cafe, theater, reading rooms, and conference rooms. [a]

Written by Daniel Awad

September 12, 2016 at 3:36 am

Posted in Under Construction

UniSA Great Hall – Adelaide, Australia

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Building: UniSA Great Hall Adelaide
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Design Architect: Snohetta
Collaborating Architect: JamFactory
Architect of Record: JPE Design Studio
Structural Engineer: Aurecon
Managing Contractor: Mossop Construction and Interiors
Size: 7000 sm (75347.3 sf) Currently under construction; scheduled to be completed by 2018

AE Interests
Multi-functional building, featuring a sports complex, swimming pool and facilities for graduations, exams, corporate and cultural events. Foyer entrance and mezzanine function space. Complex, angular facade. [a]

Video: [1]

Written by Daniel Awad

September 8, 2016 at 3:26 am

Posted in Under Construction

King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture – Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

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Building: King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture
Location: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Design Architect: Snohetta
Structural Engineer: Walter P Moore 
Size: 100,000 sm (328,085 sf)
Currently under construction; scheduled to be completed in 2016

AE Interests
Cultural Center. Guided by LEED international standards, energy-efficient. Facade is made from CNC bent stainless steel tubes that are individually formed and wrapped around the building. [a]

Video: [1]

Written by Daniel Awad

September 8, 2016 at 3:21 am

Posted in Under Construction

Nautical Club Building (Marina D’ Arechi) – Salerno, Italy

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Building: Nautical Club Building
Location: Marina d’Arechi Port Village, Salerno, Italy
Address: Via Salvador Allende, 84123 Salerno SA, Italy
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Santiago Calatrava
Construction started in 2010.

AE Interest: suspended by bridge connecting coast and marina, façade protects building from sun with use of movable lamella system, marina and building designed to help reduce beach erosion[a]

Written by Katlin Woodburn

September 7, 2016 at 1:19 pm

Posted in Under Construction

215 Chrystie – New York City, New York

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Building:  215 Chrystie
Location: New York City, New York
Address:  215 Chrystie New York City, New York 10002
Architect:  Herzog & De Meuron
Executive Architect:  Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP
Construction Manager:  Triton Construction Company
Build-able Area:  257,689 sf
Under construction: scheduled completion; 2017

AE Interest:
multi-use building (hotel and residential) including night-life capabilities, structural elements (concrete) are left unfinished and presented to the street as raw thus economically combining Architecture and Structure, Exo-Skeleton structure allows interior space to be free of columns, windows are tilted towards the sky to allow for more light permeation and added privacy [a]

Additional Information: [1]

Written by destinygamble88

September 7, 2016 at 12:58 pm

Posted in Under Construction