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Building facades have gone an astonishing transformation over the past couple of years. Architects, engineers and building owners are now much more attuned to the latest technologies that bring form, ...

Building facades have gone an astonishing transformation over the past couple of years. Architects, engineers and building owners are now much more attuned to the latest technologies that bring form, function and ROI into one perfect blend. In this special issue, marvel at the most fascinating building facades today – from Zurich to Singapore to Sydney - and find out how high-performance building envelopes have evolved.

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    • FASCINATINGTHE WORLD‘S MOST FASCINATING BUILDING FACADES TODAYFAÇADES
    • ASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCIN Editor’s Note:ASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCINASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFA CADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCIN Building facades have gone an astonishing transformation over the past couple of years.ASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFA Architects, engineers and building owners are nowCADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCIN much more attuned to the latest technologies thatASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFA bring form, function and ROI into one perfect blend. In fact, Mark Pniewski , an expert facades engineer atCADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCIN Ramboll noted that “aesthetics has been shown toASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFA provide significant return on investment by virtue of CADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCIN international recognition, as demonstrated by the Guggenheim in Bilbao, the Sydney Opera House orASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFA the “Gherkin” in London. By no means complete, but CADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCIN nevertheless fascinating, here are some of the world’sASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFA most fascinating building facades today. CADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCIN Darwin Jayson MarianoASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFA IQPC WorldwideCADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCIN
    • ASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCIN 1 Bligh Sydney, Australia The building is the first high-rise tower to receive the highest six star certificate of the Australian Green Star environmental rating system. Its fully glazed tower is equipped with a double-skin façade and ventilated by an atrium that rises the building’s entire height. (Photos courtesy of Ingenhoven Architects) Martin Reuter, Managing Director, Ingenhoven Architects is presenting at the Building Envelopes Asia 2013 conference in Singapore. | To attend, email enquiry@iqpc.com.sg or call +65 6722 9388.
    • ASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCIN European Investment Bank Luxembourg A glass roof soars over the V-shaped office wings that are connected with atria and winter gardens. The layout of the building relates to its context on all sides and fits naturally into the landscape. The slope of the site is expressed inside the building with cafeterias and conference rooms arranged on internal terraces. These atria connect the public areas at the ground level to the office levels above. (Photos courtesy of Ingenhoven Architects) Martin Reuter, Managing Director, Ingenhoven Architects is presenting at the Building Envelopes Asia 2013 conference in Singapore. | To attend, email enquiry@iqpc.com.sg or call +65 6722 9388.
    • ASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCIN China Huarong Tower Zhuhai, PRC The towers are orientated to provide hotel guests and office users with stunning views of significant landmarks in Macau, while respecting the development potential and view corridors of adjacent sites. The building orientation also protects its main entrances from wind, while the façade consisted of louvers in wavy forms which shade unwanted glare and accentuate the concept of a rippling water surface. (Photos courtesy of ATKINS) Stefan Abidin, Senior Associate Director, ATKINS is presenting at the Building Envelopes Asia 2013 conference in Singapore. | To attend, email enquiry@iqpc.com.sg or call +65 6722 9388. *excerpts from Atkins website
    • ASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCIN South Beach Development Singapore Designed to exemplify Singapore’s ideal of a ‘city in a garden’, South Beach’s central feature is a ribbon-like and lightweight canopy that is inspired by the natural form and function of a tree. The 280m-long canopy floats across the entire development to filter sunlight, solar glare and channel wind breezes into the public spaces. (Photos courtesy of ARUP) Russell Cole, Principal & Building Group Leader, ARUP is presenting at the Building Envelopes Asia 2013 conference in Singapore. | To attend, email enquiry@iqpc.com.sg or call +65 6722 9388.
    • ASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCINDaniel Swarovski CorporationZurich, Switzerland This transparent office building for 500 employees of the Swarovski Corporation is situated on the eastern side of Lake Zurich, 19 kilometres south of the city of Zurich, in the village of Männedorf. The main focus of the design is the lake view, through the transparency of the façade as well as the arrangement of the work places. (Photos courtesy of Ingenhoven Architects) Martin Reuter, Managing Director, Ingenhoven Architects is presenting at the Building Envelopes Asia 2013 conference in Singapore. | To attend, email enquiry@iqpc.com.sg or call +65 6722 9388.
    • ASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCIN Shenzen Stock Exchange Shenzen, China For millennia, the solid building stands on a solid base; it is an image that has survived modernity. Typically, the base anchors a structure and connects it emphatically to the ground. In the case of Shenzhens almost virtual stock market, the role of symbolism exceeds that of the program - it is a building that has to represent the stock market, more than physically accommodate it. (Photos courtesy of OMA) Michael Kokora, Associate, OMA is presenting at the Building Envelopes Asia 2013 conference in Singapore. | To attend, email enquiry@iqpc.com.sg or call +65 6722 9388.
    • ASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCIN Wisma Atria Singapore The designers have integrated a blue grid paneling to clad the building’s upper levels and perform as a unifying backdrop to the façade. This material supplements the coloured structural grid as a reference to the original building’s signature blue-tile cladding, establishing the new frontage as an architectural continuum. (Photos courtesy of DP ARCHITECTS) Angelene Chan, Director, DP ARCHITECTS is presenting at the Building Envelopes Asia 2013 conference in Singapore. | To attend, email enquiry@iqpc.com.sg or call +65 6722 9388.
    • ASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCIN The Presidential Library Astana, Kazakhstan The envelope structure flows from a nine-storey tower to four-storey horizontality, leaning at 45 degrees along the way. It is supported by the ground at just four points, with the main load taken by the central building, which acts as a torsion ring, suspending and cantilevering the rest. The facade acts as a thermal buffer for the mechanically ventilated interior, and a high degree of latent heat recovery is incorporated into the services design to minimise humidification loads. (Photos courtesy of Ramboll) Stephen Melville, Design Director, RAMBOLL is presenting at the Building Envelopes Asia 2013 conference in Singapore. | To attend, email enquiry@iqpc.com.sg or call +65 6722 9388.
    • ASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCINSingapore National StadiumSingapore Versatility is a key component of the stadium design. By integrating moving tiers, palletised turf modules and a fully closing roof, the stadium can accommodate a wide calendar of sporting events like football, athletics and cricket as well as other events such as the National Day Parade. (Photos courtesy of Arup) Clive Lewis, Associate, ARUP is presenting at the Building Envelopes Asia 2013 conference in Singapore. | To attend, email enquiry@iqpc.com.sg or call +65 6722 9388.
    • ASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCINATINGFACADESFASCINHDI-Gerling HeadquartersHanover, Germany The heart of the building is a central atrium, 40x40 metres in size, which contains the main entrance, the restaurant and events rooms. Glass elevators link the floors in each of the three U-shaped office wings. The building has a green roof. The sustainable-building concept is based on the DGNB gold-certificate standard and combines minimal energy and resource usage with high comfort. (Photos courtesy of Ingenhoven Architects) Martin Reuter, Managing Director, Ingenhoven Architects is presenting at the Building Envelopes Asia 2013 conference in Singapore. | To attend, email enquiry@iqpc.com.sg or call +65 6722 9388.
    • Learn more about thesefascinating facades andother world-class buildingenvelopes at the… 16 - 17 April, 2013 | Amara Hotel, Singapore COST EFFICIENT DESIGN, ENGINEERING AND MATERIAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING ENVELOPES To attend the conference, email enquiry@iqpc.com.sg or call +65 6722 9388 www.buildingenvelopesasia.com
    • DISCLAIMERPlease note that we do all we can to ensure accuracy and timeliness of the informationpresented herein but errors may still understandably occur in some cases. If you believe thata serious inaccuracy has been made within the text, please emaildarwin.mariano@iqpc.com.sg. This content is provided for information purposes only. IQPCaccepts no responsibility whatsoever for any direct or indirect losses arising from the use ofthis report or its contents.ABOUT IQPCIQPC provides business executives around the world with tailored practical conferences, largescale events, topical seminars and in-house training programs, keeping them up-to-date withindustry trends, technological developments and the regulatory landscape. IQPC’s large scaleconferences are market leading “must attend” events for their respective industries.Founded in 1973, IQPC now has offices in major cities across six continents including: Berlin,Dubai, London, New York, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Stockholm, and Sydney. IQPC leverages aglobal research base of best practices to produce an unrivalled portfolio of conferences.For more information, visit www.iqpc.com