Archive for February 1st, 2011

February 1, 2011

Broadcasting Place | Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Broadcasting Place - Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios © Sapa: Architectural Aluminium Solutions

Architects: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Location: Leeds, 
Client: Downing and Leeds Metropolitan University
Budget: £50 million
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Cloud9PhotographySapa: Architectural Aluminium Solutions

Broadcasting Place is a mixed use development close to Leeds city centre.

Broadcasting Place - Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios © Sapa: Architectural Aluminium Solutions

Broadcasting Place - Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios © Sapa: Architectural Aluminium Solutions

Broadcasting Place - Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios © Sapa: Architectural Aluminium Solutions

Broadcasting Place - Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios © Sapa: Architectural Aluminium Solutions

Broadcasting Place - Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios © Cloud9Photography

Broadcasting Place - Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios site plan

Conceived as a public/private partnership for property group Downing and Leeds Metropolitan University, it provides approximately 110,000 square feet of new offices and teaching spaces together with 240 student residences in a landmark building rising to 23 storeys. A new Baptist Church completes the scheme on its northern edge.

The buildings are conceived as solid landscape forms which draw on Yorkshire’s rich geological and sculptural heritage. The lower buildings rise as a continuous rake from 3 storeys, adjacent to low rise listed buildings, up to 5 storeys. The taller buildings drop from 8 storeys down to 6 before rising to the scheme’s highest point of 23 storeys. The strong roof pitch is reflected in the massing of the buildings which have sharp triangular corners and angular cantilevered projections. Through this massive form, windows were conceived as the flow of water cascading through a rock formation. This design intent is reinforced by the selection of cor-ten  as a solid, sculptural and weathering material, constructed as a rain-screen façade.

The development overcame difficult site challenges with a masterplan which manages an inner city motorway passing alongside whilst also enabling future growth. This is a key central Leeds location and a new public space linking key urban spaces forms a significant landscape element in the scheme.

A key success of the scheme is the innovative approach to the design of each elevation. We developed our own software programme to undertake a rigorous computational analysis of each small section of the building facades. The result is a varied appearance highly specific to this scheme, optimising daylight and reducing solar penetration.

Bold and beautiful, the building has made a big and positive impact on this area of central Leeds. What isn’t so immediately obvious is the innovation and research that went into its environmental strategy and the benefits this will bring over the coming years.

Paul Houghton, Director of Development, Downing

Broadcasting Place has already been described as the most notable addition to the Leeds skyline in decades…..As its oxidising surface weathers to a deep red colour – as the Angel of the North now has after ten years – its other virtues will become apparent: the environmental excellence of the design, the quality of its internal spaces, and the contribution it makes to Leeds as a walkable city.

Professor Chris Bailey, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Society

http://www.archdaily.com/61616/broadcasting-place-feilden-clegg-bradley-studios/

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February 1, 2011

A KPF Tower around 200m!

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=401827&page=40

February 1, 2011

Shanghai Grand by SOM

The Shanghai Grand Center is located in the heart of Pu Dong, Shanghai’s financial and business district. The project’s concept is one of reciprocal visual connections, while its unique location on Century Boulevard allows impressive views of adjacent surroundings and the wider urban context.

Project Facts

Completion Year: 2010
Site Area: 9,786 m2
Project Area: 100,787 m2
Building Height: 170 m
Number of Stories: 41

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http://www.som.com/content.cfm/shanghai_grand

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=401827&page=40

February 1, 2011

BEA FINANCIAL TOWER

Situated in a prominent location within the Lu Jia Zui commercial and financial district of Shanghai’s Pudong, this landmark new tower sits next to Jin Mao and the World Finance Tower. It over looks the Yang-Pu River and therefore highly visible along the Pudong skyline directly from the Bund. At 180m it exudes elegance, refinement and a contemporary aesthetic whilst providing Grade-A office space with an environmentally sensitive design.
The Building footprint responds to the boundary requirements by breaking down the built volumes programmatically into two wedge-shaped entities: A glazed atrium separates the tower from the lowrise; the atrium and the lowrise are staggered volumetrically away from the Towers north-west façade.
The design incorporated environmental strategies (construction and materials) to lessen the impact of solar heat gain during the summer and to limit heat loss through the building envelope during the winter. An isolation analysis was undertaken to establish which façades incur the maximum solar exposure over the year. Optimising city and river views on the North sides whilst minimizing glare required a façade design composed of large areas of glazing with vertical fins that use a surface frit to shade the interior.

2004-2009Client : Gaopeng (Shanghai)

Real Estate DevelopmentLocation : Shanghai

Area : 8,128 m2 / GFA 70,000 m2

http://www.tfpfarrells.com/#/project/GFTS/

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PROJECT DATA
Project Name
BEA Financial Tower
Location
66 Garden Shiqiao Road, Pudong, Shanghai, China
Completion
January 2009
Site Area
8,128 m2
Gross Floor Area
70,000 m2
Building Height
180 metres; 40 storeys
Client/Owner
Gaopeng (Shanghai) Real Estate Development Co. Ltd
Architecture Firm
TFP Farrells Limited
Local Design Institute
East China Architectural Design and Research Institute Co. Ltd. (ECADI)
Main Contractor
Shanghai 7th Construction Company Limited
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
ECADI
Civil & Structural Engineer
ECADI
Images/Photos
TFP Farrells Ltd. (Sketch, renderings and drawings); Paul Dingman (Photos)

http://www.futurarc.com/previous_edition/bea.cfm#

 

February 1, 2011

Edificio de Control CCS del Puerto Exterior de Ferrol | Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

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CCS Control Building of the Outer Harbour of Ferrol

The building is like the prow of a ship ready to weigh anchor and set sail on the main dam hammer Ferrol port open to the views of the estuary. Objectives: uniqueness and presence, functionality and flexibility, building “intelligent” and “high-tech” economy and easy maintenance.

Project
Multipurpose building of the Port Authority and Control of the Outer Harbour of Ferrol in collaboration with Antonio Desmonts Sierra
Promoter
Port Authority of Ferrol-San Ciprian
Rigger
Fernando Bores
Jose Salas
Construction: Dragados
Date: 2010
Surface: 2130 m²

http://www.diazydiazarquitectos.com/proyectos/detalle/Publico/Edificio%20de%20Control%20CCS%20del%20Puerto%20Exterior%20de%20Fer/

 

February 1, 2011

Nautical Portonovo | Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

Nautical Portonovo / Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos © Mark Ritchie

Nautical Portonovo / Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos © Mark Ritchie

Nautical Portonovo / Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos © Mark Ritchie

Nautical Portonovo / Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos © Mark Ritchie

Nautical Portonovo / Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos © Mark Ritchie

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Architects: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
Location: 
Project area: 465 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Mark Ritchie

The site for the Nautical Sports Services Building of  is located at the end of the marina breakwater. (Sanxenxo, Pontevedra) The project aims at expanding and improving facilities for the Nautical Sports Services of the port. This will take the demolition of part of the existing building and relocation of the different uses inside. The idea cosists in wrapping the original building with a new facade of black-colored phenolic panels, giving a modern view of the Club and guaranteeing waterproofing and insulation in this exposed area.

An additional building is attached along its southern front with an independent structure, offering new spaces for the users. The height above grade, will be matched to the height of the current roof. The resulting volumetry are developed in the east-west longitudinal axis allowing two large facades that open onto the beach  (north) and to the port (south).

The rythnm marked on the new volume reflect the idea of the cargo containers. It creates a new granite promenade of different formats and large IP decks.

http://www.archdaily.com/106870/nautical-portonovo-diaz-y-diaz-arquitectos/

February 1, 2011

United States Courthouse | Richard Meier & Partners Architects

2000SF55_21 Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners Architects, ©Scott Frances ESTO

2000SF55_07 Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners Architects, ©Scott Frances ESTO

2000SF55_30 Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners Architects, ©Scott Frances ESTO

2000SF55.45-1 Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners Architects, ©Scott Frances ESTO

Phoenix_SouthElev South Elevation, Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners Architects

Phoenix_WestElev West Elevation, Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners

eastelevation East Elevation, Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners Architects

Phoenix_GrndFlr Ground Floor, Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners Architects

Phoenix_ThrdFlr Third Floor, Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners Architects

Phoenix_ScndFlr Second Floor, Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners Architects

Phoenix_Basement Basement, Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners Architects

As an interruption of Phoenix’s Jeffersonian grid and “downtown” of glass box and faux adobe, the new federal building is a gravitational point of interest and anchor for the sprawling city of Phoenix. The 500,000 square-foot building with six stories and underground parking is sited on two central city blocks between the governmental and business districts.

The building’s exterior massing harmonizes with the indigenous, rectilinear geometry of its context, but the focus is a massive atrium lobby which offers occupants and visitors a naturally acclimatized public space of outdoor proportions. An interior, urban landscape has been designed into the void: the ceremonial, glass-clad Special Proceedings Court rises as a cylindrical building volume; while the southern flank of the atrium features a street-like facade of multiple levels with entries to various offices, agencies and courtrooms.The building’s diverse program, including special security provisions, is clarified by a straight-forward organization: an L-shaped block, fronted on the western and southern limits of the site, contains federal offices; facilities such as child care, credit union, press room, library and judges’ chambers with the capacity for nineteen District Courts and four Magistrate Courts. A cafeteria on the second floor looks onto a garden on the western side of the site.Passively cooled by natural convection currents and a water-misting system, the atrium provides energy efficient space that is comfortable for public gatherings. The phenomenon of adiabatic cooling – through evaporation rather than heat exchange – is used to attain a drop in air temperature without a significant expenditure of energy. Even on the hottest summer days, the temperature in the hall can be lowered from between 15 degrees to 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and the movement of air at occupied levels enhances the sensation of comfort.Solar orientation and facade articulation reinforce the design intentions: the atrium faces north, receiving the benefits of reflected light through a tessellated curtain wall of transparent and frit glass. The facade is given additional dimension by its structural framework: T-profile steel columns, which raise the full height of the building, mullions that project in relief, and shadowbox techniques. The air-conditioned office and courtroom block receives limited southern light through a more opaque, louvered facade.

Special thanks to  and Scott Frances for their contributions of information, photographs and drawings.

Architect: Richard Meier & Partners
Location: 
Project Year: 1994-2000
References: Richard Meier & Partners
Photography: Courtesy of  ©Scott Frances ESTO

http://www.archdaily.com/108119/ad-classics-united-states-courthouse-richard-meier-partners-architects/

February 1, 2011

Skyscraper Craze Rages On, Led by Asia

Nadine M. Post

History keeps disproving predictions that the supertall skyscraper, as a developer’s building type, was destroyed when the two 110-story towers of New York City’s World Trade Center went down. Last year alone, 66 towers taller than 200 meters opened their doors, breaking the 2007 record of 48. Of these, eight are taller than 300 m, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, which is the keeper of the tall-building flame. CTBUH predicts 97 more 200-m-plus high-rises will have ribbon-cuttings next year, including more than 20 taller than 300 m, which the group dubs “supertalls.”

Skyscraper Craze Rages On, Led by Asia

Skyscraper Craze Rages On, Led by Asia

1. Burj Khalifa – Dubai, U.A.E.
Height: 828 m; 2,717 ft
CTBUH height rank: 1
Occupancy: office, residential, hotel
Structural material: steel and concrete
Total floors: 163
Owner-developer: Emaar Properties PJSC
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)
Associate architect: Hyder Consulting
Structural engineer: SOM
Mechanical-electrical-plumbing (MEP) engineer: SOM
Main contractors: Samsung; Besix Group; Arabtec

Skyscraper Craze Rages On, Led by Asia

2. International Commerce Centre – Hong Kong
Height: 484 m; 1,588 ft
CTBUH height rank: 4
Occupancy: hotel, office
Structural material: composite concrete and steel
Total floors: 108
Owner-developer: Hang Lung Group, Sun Hung Kai Properties
Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Associate architect: Wong and Ouyang Ltd.
Structural engineer: Arup
MEP engineer: J. Roger Preston Ltd.

Skyscraper Craze Rages On, Led by Asia

3. Nanjing Greenland Financial Center – Nanjing, China
Height: 450 m; 1,476 ft
CTBUH height rank: 7
Occupancy: hotel; office
Structural material: composite
Total floors: 66
Developer: Nanjing State Owned Assets & Greenland Financial Center Co. Ltd.
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)
Associate architect: ECADI
Structural engineer: SOM
MEP engineer: SOM
Main contractor: Shanghai Construction Group

Skyscraper Craze Rages On, Led by Asia

4. Guangzhou International Finance Center – Guangzhou, China
Height: 438 m; 1,435 ft
CTBUH height rank: 9
Occupancy: hotel, office
Structural material: composite steel and concrete
Total floors: 103
Architect: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Associate architect: South China Design Institute
Structural engineer: Arup
MEP Engineer: Arup

Skyscraper Craze Rages On, Led by Asia

5. The Index – Dubai, U.A.E.
Height: 326 m; 1,070 ft
CTBUH height rank: 29
Occupancy: residential, office
Structural material: concrete
Total floors: 80
Owner-developer: Union Properties
Architect: Foster + Partners
Associate architect: Khatib & Alami; Woods Bagot
Structural engineer: Halverson & Partners; Bruechle, Gilchrist & Evans
MEP engineer: Roger Preston & Partners; WSP Group

Skyscraper Craze Rages On, Led by Asia

6. HHHR Tower – Dubai, U.A.E.
Height: 318 m; 1,042 ft
CTBUH height rank: 35
Occupancy: residential
Structural material: concrete
Total floors: 72
Owner-developer: Dubai International Real Estate
Architect: Al Hashemi; Farayand Architectural Engineering Consultancy
MEP engineer: Ian Banham & Associates Consulting Engineers

Skyscraper Craze Rages On, Led by Asia

7. Ocean Heights – Dubai, UAE
Height: 310 m; 1,017 ft
CTBUH height rank: 37
Occupancy: residential
Structural material: concrete
Total Floors: 83
Owner-developer: Damac Gulf Properties LLC
Architect: Aedas Ltd
Associate architect: ECG Engineering Consultants Group
Structural engineer: Meinhardt Ltd
MEP engineer: Ian Banham & Associates Consulting Engineers
Main contractor: Arabtec

 

Skyscraper Craze Rages On, Led by Asia

8. Capital City Moscow Tower – Moscow
Height: 302 m; 989 ft
CTBUH height rank: 48
Occupancy: residential
Structural material: concrete
Total floors: 76
Owner-developer: Capital Group
Architect: NBBJ
Structural engineer: Arup
MEP engineer: Arup

Skyscraper Craze Rages On, Led by Asia

9. Sky Tower – Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Height: 292 m; 959 ft
CTBUH height rank: 58
Occupancy: residential, office
Structural material: concrete
Total floors: 74
Owner-developer: Sorouh Real Estate Development; Tameer Holding Investment
Architect: Arquitectonica
Associate architect: RW Armstrong; National Engineering Bureau
Structural engineer: Hyder Consulting
MEP engineer: Ian Banham and Associates

Skyscraper Craze Rages On, Led by Asia

10. Excellence Century Plaza Tower 1 – Shenzhen, China
Height: 288 m; 945 ft
CTBUH height rank: 64
Occupancy: office
Structural material: composite steel and concrete
Total floors: 60
Owner-developer: Excellence Century Real Estate Development Co. Ltd.
Architect: Leo A Daly
Associate architect: China Construction Design International
Structural engineer: China Construction Design International
MEP engineer: China Construction Design International

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February 1, 2011

HERTZ COBRA 350 H

http://timscribbles.com/2011/01/29/cars-and-coffee/