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manhattan loft gardens

One of the first towers to emerge from the former Athletes Village in Stratford, East London, Manhattan Loft Gardens - now The Stratford - is a 140 metre tall double-cantilevered tower featuring three open sky gardens.

Wind engineering work to-date has considered:

 

- structural and cladding wind loads

- building motions

- wind microclimate

- anemometer installation for wind speed monitoring

The tower was designed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill.

 

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Emerging with the nearby Olympic venues, wind engineering work for the East Village, Westfield Stratford and International Quarter London mainly involved wind microclimate tunnel testing and desk studies in support of planning applications for zonal masterplans, the public realm and individual buildings.

Much of this work was led by ArcAero team members, and later included structural & cladding wind loads and building motions for towers within the area including:

 

- Manhattan Loft Gardens

- No8 East Village

- Glasshouse Gardens, IQL

- East Village Plot NO6

 

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axis tower

Joining Beetham Tower to the northwest, Axis Tower is One of the first new towers to feature within the now active Deansgate area of Manchester. Standing nearly 100 metres tall, the wind engineering work consisted of:

- structural and cladding wind loads

- building motions

- wind microclimate

 

london gatwick airport

One of many airports in the UK where ArcAero staff have led studies to assess the potential impact of new structures near the airport on wind conditions for pilots on take-off, approach and landing.

Studies of this nature have also been carried out for:

- Birmingham International Airport
- Cranfield Airport

- London Heathrow Airport

 

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tottenham hotspur stadium

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Built over three years and completed in 2019, Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium has won numerous awards and is widely considered to be one of the best stadiums in the world, designed by Populous with Buro Happold Engineering and Schlaich Bergermann Partner.

The wind engineering work included:

- structural and cladding wind loads

- wind microclimate

 

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gasholders

Gasholders is a unique development in many ways, one of which being the wind engineering supporting the design.

 

Originally constructed between 1860 and 1880, it was important to understand the wind loads the gasholders had endured in their previous life, and an assessment of the loading they would be subjected to in their new incarnation was required.

Wind tunnel testing measured forces and wind speeds as they would have occurred for the structures in 1952, and as they would occur in 2015 and onward with their new position & orientation, with the new apartment buildings and with the emerging Kings Cross masterplan in place. Detailed analytical studies allowed accurate predictions of wind loads throughout the various components of the gasholders.

 

the scalpel

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A unique new tower to feature on the skyline of the City of London, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and Arup, the Scalpel was completed in 2018 and stands 190 metres high between a dense cluster of signature towers including 30 St Mary's Axe 'the Gherkin', 122 Leadenhall 'the Cheesegrater', the Willis Building and the Lloyd's building.

 

ArcAero engineers spent many days inside the wind tunnel supporting Arup optimise the wind microclimate around the base of the tower in this already crowded part of London, before going on to undertake studies to derive overall wind loads and cladding loads.

 

san mamés stadium

Designed by IDOM and one of the truly striking modern stadia, proudly claimed as one of the best stadiums in the world, all three of ArcAero's Directors contributed to the wind engineering work for this structure, studying:

- structural and cladding wind loads

- wind loading and dynamic response: facade

- wind microclimate, including spectator comfort

- pitch microclimate: wind and solar availability

- wind driven rain

 

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qatar national museum

Designed by Jean Nouvel and made of interlocking discs to reflect the desert rose that inspired its design, the Qatar National Museum opened to the public in 2019.

Ten years earlier, working with the architect and Arup, the design engineer, our staff spent several months building one of the most complex wind tunnel models to deliver design wind pressures all across the structure.

 

2012 olympic velodrome

Designed by Hopkins Architects and Expedition Engineering, the velodrome was one of the iconic venues of the London Olympic Games.

Wind engineering work led by members of the ArcAero team included:

- structural and cladding wind loads

- snow loads

- HVAC design pressures

- wind microclimate

 

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