Solutions for a Modern City
Arup in Beijing
Edited by Duncan McCorquodale
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Solutions for a Modern City by Duncan McCorquodale
Book DescriptionSolutions for a Modern City: Arup in Beijing explores the major projects undertaken for the 2008 Olympic Games by this influential firm of designers, engineers and planners. Founded in 1946 by Sir Ove Nyquist Arup and with offices in 37 countries worldwide, Arup has become one of the most progressive creative forces behind many of today's most innovative deisgns in the built environment, including the Sydney Opera House, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, London's 'Gherkin' and Millenium Bridge and the Manchester Aquatic Centre. Solutions for a Modern City: Arup in Beijing takes a close look at Arup's collaborative involvement in some of the key venues for the 2008 Olympics: the National Stadium known as the "Bird's Nest"; theNational Aquatics Centre known as the "Water Cube" and the National Convention Centre/Fencing Hall. The book also features an in-depth look at other iconic projects including China Central Television (CCTV) Headquarters; China World Trade Centre Phase 3; Beijing South Station and the Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3. With texts by Steve Rose from The Guardian, Dan Hewitt and Vesna Petresin Robert, Solutions for a Modern City provides a beautiful and informative insight into the built and cultural transformations currently underway in China.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781906155476
(280mm x 230mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Black Dog Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Black Dog Publishing London UK
Publish Date: 4-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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