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SOM completes in Beijing

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IN BRIEF

Nerin Kadribegovic named partner at Lehrer Architects

Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA, President and Founding Partner of Lehrer Architects, ha...

Science Island International Design Contest in Lithuania to be organised by Malcolm Reading Consultants

Kaunas City Municipality has appointed Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) to deve...

Winner of St Mary Redcliffe Design Competition announced

St Mary Redcliffe have announced that Purcell has won the St Mary Redcliffe Desi...
BAU 2017

EVENTS

26.05.2016 

The Polish Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia  

Polish Pavilion Commissioner: Hanna Wróblewska Deputy Commissioner: Joanna Wasko Curato  ...read more

01.06.2016 

LONDON FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE 2016 

LFA appoints Tamsie Thomson as Director London's month-long, citywide celebration of ar  ...read more

15.06.2016 

90 Years of British Architecture and Place-making in the City 

The City Centre, the home of the City of London's 1:500 scale architectural model of the S  ...read more

17.06.2016 

Riccardo De Cal presents his exhibition, Into the Labyrinth from June 17- August 21, 2016 

Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy The exhibit will include 20 photographs, prim  ...read more

The recently completed Beijing Greenland Center has a striking façade that catches daylight creating an interplay of light and shadow
Anchoring Beijing’s Dawangjing business district, the mixed-use Beijing Greenland Center, designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP, is a highly sustainable landmark building equidistant from Beijing’s bustling core and the airport. The 260m tall, 55-storey tower prioritizes sustainability and efficiency and is clad in a prismatic trapezoidal glass façade that generates self-shading to enhance the building’s environmental performance. The design team sought to create an elegant, eye-catching tower by exploring interactions between simple form, light, and shadow. In a response to Beijing’s overcast skies, the tower catches and reflects daylight to enliven the surrounding neighbourhood. The tower’s striking façade pattern is informed by the bas relief carving technique: Isosceles trapezoidal modules function as prisms, catching daylight and r

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