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27 February 2017
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Press Releases

The Fascinating World of Wood
Blumer-Lehmann develops, plans, produces and installs wooden buildings in all their facets: Residential, industrial and commercial buildings, as well as renovations and building extensions.

Industrial-Chic Restaurant Designed with Mosa Tiles
Concept restaurant 'De Kazerne' in Eindhoven (NL) is the new meeting point for the Dutch creative scene. Though neglected for a long time, it is now developing into a trendsetting cluster for art, culture, and meetings with around 2,400m² of usable space.

StayBridge Suites Vauxhall Wins Twice at The European Hospitality Awards
RoomNetTV, the Apple experts in hospitality and leading provider of hotel entertainment and Wi-Fi solutions, is very proud to announce that StayBridge Suites in Vauxhall, London won 'European Hotelier of the Year' and 'Best use of Technology' awards in the prestigious 2016 European Hospitality Awards.

Legacy Building Solutions Named Top 600 Contractor for Third Year in a Row
Legacy Building Solutions, an international producer of custom tension fabric structures on a rigid steel frame, has recently been ranked on the Engineering News-Record Top 600 Specialty Contractors list for the third year in a row. Legacy's 2016 ranking is 540, an increase from each of the previous two years.

The Sound Quality of FAAY Ceilings and Walls
A recent survey shows that a quarter of Dutch people sometimes have troubles with their neighbours. The most common complaint is noise, especially through music.

White Papers

Oasis IEC Provides Energy Efficient Rejection of Data Center Heat
In Quincy, Washington, Sabey Data Center Properties is one of six major data centers utilising low-cost, reliable hydro electric power sustained from the nearby Columbia River....

Data Centre Climate Solutions
Munters' 35-year experience with air-to-air heat exchangers and evaporative cooling, means our advanced cooling systems provide data centres with the desired cooling using significantly less...

Sintered Compact Surfaces for Interior Designs
Neolith, a sintered compact surface, is a revolutionary new product category pioneered by TheSize and born in the last decade to effectively respond to the most demanding architectural and...

Smart Construction for Volatile Economies
In today's economy, companies are continually tasked to do more with less. Rather than relying on the lowest bidder to complete building and construction projects, consider the building's...

Building for High-Corrosive Environments
Corrosion refers to the deterioration of metal, which is caused by its reaction with the...

Features

The challenge of passive house design
Asia’s largest passive house development is currently under construction on a site covering almost 200 acres in Qinagdao, China. Patrick Kingsland spoke to German-based architect Wolfgang Frey, who previously designed the world’s largest passive house settlement, about the challenges and benefits of passive house design.

The Brutalist revival
Once maligned as ugly and oppressive, Britain's brutalist buildings are now enjoying a surprising revival with TV appreciations, new books and expensive rental listings. But does the new vogue for béton brut ignore the politics behind the movement? And in the midst of a deep housing crisis can Brutalism offer any meaningful solutions? Philip Kleinfeld finds out.

January's top stories: UC San Diego's housing scheme, Walsingham House upgrade
Hensel Phelps and Mithun have been selected for second-phase construction of the University of California's East Campus student housing programme, ISG has secured a £21.7m scheme to upgrade and expand Walsingham House office. Designbuild-network wraps-up the key headlines from January 2017.

RIBA: building bridges between architects and clients
RIBA has published a new report based on its Working with Architects survey, which drew on responses from nearly 1,000 industry professionals to find out how architects are perceived by construction clients. What can architects learn from the results, and how can better communication help improve client satisfaction?

Design & Build Review: Issue 36
In this issue: the wooden football stadium offering a model for future eco-conscious stadia design, building Asia's largest Passive House scheme, the RIBA's report on what construction clients want and much more

Projects

S.Pellegrino Flagship Factory, Bergamo
Mineral water manufacturer, Sanpellegrino, redesigned its S.Pellegrino flagship factory in the San Pellegrino Terme village in Bergamo, Italy.

Kingdom Tower
The proposed Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will be the world's tallest skyscraper. The final height of the tower has not been revealed but is expected to be approximately 1,000m (3,280ft).

M City, Mississauga, Toronto
M City is a master-planned community being developed in Hurontario Street and Burnhamthorpe Road in Mississauga, Toronto, Canada.

Helsinki Central Library, Helsinki
The Helsinki Central Library is a new public library building located by the Töölönlahti Bay in Helsinki, Finland.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a new 72,000-seat stadium being built in Atlanta, Georgia, US. The new stadium will host sporting events, such as National Football League and Major League Soccer games, and concerts.

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