Photo Courtesy of Sellar The busy site, crossed by a bus station and adjacent to a rail station, limited foundation locations. Photo Courtesy of Sellar Floor-to-ceiling windows offer views of the neighboring Shard, which was designed and built by the same firms. Related Links: 2014 Global Best Projects Winners The Place The firms that designed and built The Place were no strangers to each other. They had cut their teeth on the 17-story office building's 306-meter-tall neighbor, The Shard, which was named the Best Large Project of ENR's 2013 Global Best Projects contest (ENR 6/3/13 p. 51).The building-team familiarity bred
FCC crews labored through 8-meter fluctuations in river levels, 70° fluctuations in temperature and marine traffic carrying 13 million tons of cargo annually to build the $375.7-million, 2-kilometer-long New Europe Bridge.
Rodrigo Guerrero Completed in May 2013, the $241-million project was built to receive and treat sewage from Panama City's metropolitan area, where the population exceeds one million people. Miguel Weng Related Links: 2014 Global Best Projects Winners Odebrecht information on project Since Panama City was founded in the 1500s by Spanish conquistadors, sewage has been dumped in the local rivers and the Bay of Panama. To address this health and environmental hazard, the Panamanian government broke ground on the Panama City Wastewater Treatment Plant project in 2009.The 2.2-cu-meter-per-day wastewater treatment plant is the largest biological nutrient removal (BNR) plant of
The $351-million Canadian Museum for Human Rights, with nearly indescribable shapes nicknamed Mountain (main building), Cloud (entrance facade glazing), Tower of Hope (spire) and Roots (splayed legs), had all the usual challenges of asymmetrical and nonrepetitive architecture.
The port city of Da Nang not only hosts a key link to the developing eastern regions of Vietnam, world-renowned beach resorts and the route to the UNESCO heritage town of Hoi An, it now has become a tourist attraction and source of economic development in its own right, thanks to the—literally—fire-breathing Dragon Bridge.
The use of architecturally expressed mass timber is not only exotic in China, it is considered a coup by the contest's judges, who were impressed with the building team's ability to work with the owner and the strict Chinese authority to dispel concerns about combustibility, durability and more.
Construction of the new Y-Tec Keylex Mexico Automotive Parts Manufacturing Facility on Mazda's new Guanajuato automobile manufacturing campus required a multicultural approach by contractor Kajima|Alberici.