Top Ten Buildings With Amazing Engineering innovation
Updated: Aug 13, 2020
Check out Hub Architect's choice for the top ten buildings that required major architectural design, engineering innovation and creativity.
1. Tapei 101, Taiwan
Architects: Chu-Yuan Lee & Wang Chung-ping
The Taipei 101 is not only the tallest building in Taiwan but also contains one of the world’s largest mass damper systems or Gyroscopic stabilizer (weighing approximately 728 tons) in order to counteract on the heavy impacts from typhoon winds and other seismic activity like earthquakes that could impact the structure. As the Skyscraper starts to sway due to the effects, the Gyro reduces the overall movement tremendously to ensure that structural failure will not occur. #engineered #architecture #architects #earthquake
2. Busan Cinema Centre, South Korea
Architects: Coop himmelblau
The Busan Cinema Centre is located in South Korea and contains the worlds longest cantilever with a length of 85 metres. What is more impressive is the fact that the cantilever does not have one single column holding it up.
3. Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan
Architect: Zaha Hadid
Designed by world renounced designer Zaha Hadid. The curvaceous design was only made possible by three engineering teams in order to develop a steel structure to balance structural integrity whilst keeping the aesthetic as original to the architects design. The results are astounding. #Zaha #Hadid #structural #design
4. The Spaulding Rehabilitation Center, USA
Architects: Perkins + Will
Engineered to be one of the safest and toughest hospitals in the world, the Spaulding Rehabilitation hospital near the Boston Harbour is listed in Popular Mechanics as one of the top ten sturdiest buildings ever built. Due to its location being near a harbour that floods regularly, the hospital is built 30 inches above the 500 year flood line to attempt to avoid even the most catastrophic of floods. There are also extensive berms that surround the building to deflect flooding as well. Even with all these precautions, the building is designed and engineered to operate with the first floor completely flooded.
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