Dun Laoghaire Rathdown LexIcon Library

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  • Country: Ireland
  • Year of completion: 2014
  • Client: Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
  • Engineer: Horganlynch Consulting Engineers
  • Architect: Carr Cotter Naessens Architects
  • Contractor: John Sisk and Son
  • Major Suppliers: Kwik Structures / Banagher Precast Concrete / Kilsaran
  • Photo credit: Ros Kavanagh
This library building, the result of a two-stage international competition held in 2007 by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, exemplifies this design exemplar and offers a mix of intimate and expansive public rooms, places to congregate or to sit quietly with a book and enjoy the view.

Edifício Vodafone (Oporto Vodafone Building)

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Country: Portugal
Type: Office building

The Vodafone headquarters in the city of Oporto is a major white concrete building dating from 2009. The building, which will accommodate all of the company's departments, has eight floors, five of which are above ground and three underground, with a total area of 4 700 m².

Wehrhahn-Line Subway

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  • Country: Germany
  • Project: Kontinuum Wehrhahn-Linie Düsseldorf
  • Year of completion: 2016
  • Floor area: 4000 m2
  • Architectural design: netzwerkarchitekten GmbH, Prof. Heike Klussmann & Universität Kassel
  • Contractor: Federal Capital of Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf
  • Cast stone (as wall cladding): Schwab-Stein GmbH Betonsteinwerk
  • Aggregates: "Nordisch Weiß" and crystalline silica      
  • High-perfomance-binder: Flowstone white by Dyckerhoff
  • Pigmentes: synthetic iron-oxide
The Wehrhahn-Line an exceptional group achievement that opened in Düsseldorf in February 2016, as a new subway line (3.4 km) across Düsseldorf city center. In Düsseldorf, this is the biggest transport construction scheme since the completion of the Rhine River tunnel in 1993. The project was completed after 15 years of planning and construction, with architects, artists, engineers, and the city administration working side-by-side.

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