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ZHA & Esplan win competition for Ülemiste terminal in Tallinn, Estonia

Zaha Hadid Architects (UK) working with Esplan (Estonia) have been awarded first place in the design competition for the new terminal, a planned 870 km electrified railway from Tallinn in Estonia to the Lithuanian-Polish border. Incorporating a modular structural system built in phases to enable ongoing operations on the rail lines throughout construction, the station has been designed and planned to BREEAM benchmarks and guidelines.   

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Port Authority’s transit station’s glass canopy custom-engineered and fabricated by EXTECH

Pittsburgh-based EXTECH worked closely with architect Greg Maynes, from concept to completion. The 1,473-square-foot, low-rise, segmented, glass canopy features three taller sections overlapping three shorter sections. Maynes explained, “These two types of canopies could be scaled to form different station sizes. The station’s asymmetrical columns resemble a tree structure supporting the cantilevered glass canopies.”

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Raisbeck Aviation High School (RAHS) in Tukwila, Wash.

Raisbeck Aviation High School (RAHS) in Tukwila, Wash., designed by Bassetti Architects, is adjacent to an airport and located on the Museum of Flight campus. The theme for the school grew out of the district’s proximity to a growing aviation industry that was experiencing a shortage of technical workers and career specialists in the profession. Overall, the new school embodies the culmination of the program’s evolution – from the curriculum to the site design.

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Vitro Glass makes Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore sparkle

Jewel Changi airport in Singapore was constructed with Solarban® 72 Starphire Ultra-Clear® and Solarban 70 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glasses by Vitro Architectural Glass. The structure’s glittering dome covers 1.7 million square feet of terraced gardens, retail and restaurant space, lodging, terminal operations, and the world’s tallest indoor waterfall.

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Chicago Union Station’s renovate Great Hall features new skylight finished by Linetec

Soaring 115 feet above the floor, the renovated station’s Great Hall now features a two-tier skylight system: the original restored, 177-foot-long, barrel-vault system and a new, 187-foot long, high-performance system installed approximately five feet above it by Super Sky Products Enterprises LLC. Enhancing the durability and minimizing future maintenance, Linetec finished the new skylight’s aluminum framing in a Bone White, 70% PVDF resin-based architectural coating.

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Officials to break ground on new $1.5 billion terminal at Kansas City International Airport

The new terminal, designed by the Chicago, Ill.-based Skidmore, Ownings & Merrill (SOM), will feature 1 million square feet of space and 39 gates, the construction of which is projected to create 5,000 jobs. Upon opening in 2023, it will reflect the Kansas City region’s identity as a business, visitor and lifestyle destination in the center of the U.S.

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Nature, technology, and community meet in the concept design of Pittsburgh International Airport’s Terminal Modernization Program

As part of a special board meeting and the annual State of the Airport event, the Allegheny County Airport Authority Board of Directors approved a visionary concept design for the Terminal Modernization Program at Pittsburgh International Airport. The design team joint venture of architectural and engineering firms Gensler and HDR in association with luis vidal + architects, were awarded the design contract in July 2018. They have been studying the Pittsburgh region and taking their inspiration directly from the rolling hills and rivers, neighborhoods and communities, and new economic diversity that has led to Pittsburgh’s re-emergence over the past few decades.

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