Zaha Hadid Architects designs Beijing tower with worlds tallest atrium

February 17, 2017 by  
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Beijing is one step closer to completing the world’s tallest atrium. The 190-meter-tall atrium is part of the Leeza Soho, a 46-story mixed-use tower currently under construction that recently reached level 20. Zaha Hadid Architects designed the striking light-filled building integrated with energy-efficient systems and engineered to meet LEED Gold standards. Shaped like a slim barrel, the 172,800-square-meter Leeza Soho is set within the Lize Financial District and will be well connected with the city thanks to its position above a subway interchange station and proximity to the city’s bus routes. Zaha Hadid Architects used the subway lines that run beneath the site as the basis for a diagonal axis that splits the tower into two halves connected via the central atrium . The architects write: “As the tower rises, the diagonal axis through the site defined by the subway tunnel is re-aligned by ‘twisting’ the atrium through 45 degrees to orientate the atrium’s higher floors with the east-west axis of Lize Road, one of west Beijing’s primary avenues.” Related: Zaha Hadid’s Guangzhou Infinitus Plaza focuses on environmental sustainability The twist in the atrium allows natural light to penetrate into the center of all the floors and allows for a diversity of views into the city from all directions. To maximize energy efficiency, the glass curtainwall system is constructed with double-insulated low-e glazing units. High-tech insulation, self-shading and use of an advanced 3D BIM energy management system with real-time monitoring will help create a comfortable indoor environment year-round. The tower will target LEED Gold certification and also includes heat-recovery from exhaust air, high-efficiency pumps and fans, chillers and boilers, low-flow rate fixtures, gray water flushing, high-efficient air purifiers, and low VOC materials. Leeza Soho will reach its full height of 207 meters in September this year. The tower is slated for completion in late 2018. + Zaha Hadid Architects

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Historic Budapest Warehouses Resurrected and Modernized with a Whale-Shaped Glass Atrium

August 20, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Historic Budapest Warehouses Resurrected and Modernized with a Whale-Shaped Glass Atrium Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , adaptive reuse , BIM , budapest , central european time building , CET , CET building , Daylighting , eco design , glass atrium , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green renovation , historic renovation , Hungary , Sustainable Building , sustainable design

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INTERVIEW: CEO of Bentley Systems Greg Bentley Talks About the Future City Design Competition

February 13, 2012 by  
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While we write a lot about a sustainable built environment, we often overlook the contribution of engineers. We recently talked at length with Greg Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems , about the upcoming  Future City design competition for aspiring middle-school engineers. Bentley elaborates on the competition’s theme, “ Alternative Energy: Fuel Your Future ,” and he also forcasts the next evolution of an engineer’s role while turning some long held assumptions on their head. Bentley Systems has been a key developer of CAD and BIM software, and while you may never heard of them, their software is used to design the largest architectural and infrastructure projects around the globe. Read on to see what the future of engineering may look like and how we can inspire the next generation to make a real impact. Read the rest of INTERVIEW: CEO of Bentley Systems Greg Bentley Talks About the Future City Design Competition Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Alternative Energy: Fuel Your Future , Bentley software , Bentley Systems , Bentley Systems CEO , BIM , CAD , Carol Rieg , eco city competition , eco-city , Exclusive interview , Fuel Your Future , future city , future city design , future proof , green design , green engineer , green infrastructure , Greg Bentley Interview , middle school city competition , National Engineer’s Week Foundation , role of an engineer , Sim City

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INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Chris Chan on the Sustainable Shanghai Tower, Asia’s Tallest Skyscraper

December 15, 2011 by  
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In 2008 Gensler broke ground on the sustainable Shanghai Tower in the Pudong district of Shanghai , China . The tower is currently in construction and is one of three supertall buildings in Pudong, including the Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center . An elegant structure, spiraling up to the sky, once the tower is completed in 2014 it will become the largest skyscraper in Asia, and the second tallest tower in the world — only second the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The 632 meter tall structure is not only a testament to both modern architecture and the potential of engineering, but is precedent for sustainable super structures. The tower will take the form of nine cylindrical buildings stacked atop each other, enclosed by the inner layer of glass, and hosting public space for visitors, including atriums, gardens, cafes, restaurants, retail space, a hotel, and 360-degree views of the city. The building will also include a rainwater recycling system, a series of wind turbines able to generate up to 350,000 kWh of electricity per year. But most noatbly, the tower’s glass façade was designed specifically to reduce wind loads on the building by 24%, meaning fewer construction materials needed, including 25% less structural steel. We recently spoke to Gensler ‘s Chris Chan , Design Director and lead designer of the tower, who gave us some insight on what it has taken to get the Shanghai Tower built, and how Building Information Modeling ( BIM ) has played a crucial role from concept to construction. Jump ahead for the fascinating interview with Chris!   This interview is brought to you by  Autodesk – Removing the barriers to better business. Read the rest of INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Chris Chan on the Sustainable Shanghai Tower, Asia’s Tallest Skyscraper Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , “sustainable skyscraper” , asia’s tallest sky scraper , asia’s tallest tower , autodesk , autodesk revit , autodesk suite , BIM , BIM tools , building information modeling , CAD , CFM , chris chan , chris chan architect , chris chan design directory , chris chan gensler , computational fluid modeling , eco skyscraper , eco tower , Gensler , Gensler architects , gensler asia , green skyscraper , green tower , Revit , shanghai skyscraper , shanghai tower , skyscraper design , supertall skyscrapers , supertall towers , sustainable design , sustainable tower , tallest skyscraper after burj dubai , tower design , world’s second tallest skyscraper , world’s second tallest tower

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Facebook Teams Up with Greenpeace to Kick Coal Power to the Curb

December 15, 2011 by  
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Facebook announced today that it’s formed a collaboration with Greenpeace that will lead the company to a clean energy future. The social media giant was targeted two years ago by Greenpeace’s “Unfriend Coal Campaign” which gathered 700,000 online activists to persuade the social media giant to power its data centers with clean renewable energy instead of coal . Facebook has now officially joined on , the campaign has ended, and they are pledging to power future data centers on green power and push the rest of the industry to do the same. Read the rest of Facebook Teams Up with Greenpeace to Kick Coal Power to the Curb Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , “sustainable energy” , coal fired power plant , data center dirty energy , data center energy , data centers , dirty coal , Facebook , facebook clean energy , facebook coal , facebook data center , facebook energy source , facebook energy suppy , facebook green energy , facebook information storage , Greenpeace , greenpeace energy , greenpeace energy storage , power the internet , renewable energy , unfriend coal , unfriend coal campaign

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Dramatically Daylit Kansas City Kauffman Center By Moshe Safdie Now Complete

June 30, 2011 by  
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Abu Dhabi Unveils Its Shahama and Bahia Green Revitalization Plan

June 30, 2011 by  
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Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council recently unveiled their revitalization plan for a messy 1770 hectare sprawl between Abu Dhabi and Dubai . The Shahama and Bahia Revitlization Plan is the result of a concerted collaboration between the Abu Dhabi Municipality, local residents, and prominent community members to develop a coastal upgrade that meets all four pillars of the Estidama sustainability program. The sprawl will be transformed into a pedestrian-friendly, dense, mixed-use complex that makes the most efficient use of natural resources.

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Off the Grid Tropicana Billboard is Powered By What it Advertises – Oranges

June 30, 2011 by  
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DDB , an advertising agencies that specializes in creative experiences, has harnessed the power of oranges for their Tropicana campaign. Using the product’s very ingredients to run the electricity for the billboard that advertises it, the French Tropicana ad reads “Energie Naturelle” (Natural Energy) and is lit in neon lighting

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New Building Panel Promises High R-Values and Comfortable Interiors

June 30, 2011 by  
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Try to imagine the perfect wall system — it would be durable, super-efficient, thin and simple to install. Researchers at HTWK Leipzig , a German university of allied sciences, are currently working on such a system that promises to revolutionize building efficency by combining the best of all building components into a single, lightweight panel.

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An Inside Look at Autodesk AEC’s Playful LEED Platinum Headquarters

April 11, 2011 by  
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