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HDA HUGH DUTTON ASSOCIĂŠs 7 rue Pecquay 75004 Paris T +33 (0) 1 42 78 07 07 F +33 (0) 1 42 78 01 02 @HDA_Paris

List of projects, publications and patents Current work Indigo park Cinemas, Beijing, China Inchon international airport, Seoul, South Korea BCC development, Miami, USA Electric pylons, Italy Dazhongli shopping center, Shanghai, China Orchard Road shopping center, Singapore Paris Philharmonic Hall, La Villette, Paris, France Completed projects Hennessey Road, Hong Kong, China DFS shopping centers, Kowloon, Waikiki & Singapore Louvre Islamic Arts Museum, Paris, France Opéra Garnier, Paris, France Exhibition center, Hong Kong, China Dewailly cloister, Amiens, France Jiang Tai winter garden, Beijing, China La Roche sur Yon train station, France Pacific Place shopping center, Hong Kong, China Taikoo Hui development, Guangzhou, China One Island East, Hong Kong, China Lasalle College of Arts, Singapore St. George’s shopping center, Toulouse, France Grand Bazar de Lyon, Lyon, France Passerella Olympica, Turin, Italy Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece Changi international airport, T2, Singapore Changi international airport, T3, Singapore Urban heating facility, Turin, Italy Drugstore Publicis, Paris, France Pacific Place Three office tower, Hong Kong, China Rouen Zénith, France Saint Gobain research center, Aubervilliers, France Oxford House office building, Hong Kong, China Flon metro, Lausanne, Switzerland Maritime Museum, Osaka, Japan Pola Museum, Hakone, Japan Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France Les Halles de Chambery, France Chamber of Commerce Extension, Luxembourg Fiat Topolino Scenography, Turin, Italy


Competitions Sheffield bridge, Sheffield, UK Geneva Ethnography Museum, Switzerland Publications Structural Glass Glass Ramps/ Glass Walls Patent Glass Bolt

Design team Hugh Dutton Raphael Crespin Houda Kabbaj Gaëtan Kohler Sara Maggipinto Adrien Maillet Giada Marossi Sebastien Perrault


Hugh Dutton Associates is a specialist design company formed in 1995, based in Paris, France. HDA comprises a team of architects and engineers providing specialist design services. Our work strives to provide design that is a synthesis of poetic intent and physical reality. Each project, big or small, varying from long span structures down to a small fixing detail, begins with a clear architectural idea with its own specific story to tell. The successful realisation of the idea is dependent on a thorough understanding of technical constraints. The studio’s experienced team of designers from diverse backgrounds, specialise in works of complex geometry, innovative structures, 3D CAD, graphic design, 3D imaging, engineering and detail design. HDA work as independent architects, design consultants and in collaboration with other architects. About Hugh Dutton. Hugh Dutton qualified as an architect at the Architectural Association in London, after preliminary training at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. In search of complementary technical expertise he began his professional career with Peter Rice, a renowned inventive engineer responsible for the Syndey Opera house and Pompidou Center. Rice’s newly formed Paris Company RFR, including Martin Francis (Designer and Naval Architect) and Ian Ritchie (Architect), sought consciously to muddle the traditional boundaries between the architectural and engineering cultures of building professions toward an objective of an integral and holistic approach to design. His early years included experience at Norman Foster (Carré d’art in Nimes and Stansted Airport). Hugh Dutton collaborated closely with Peter Rice for 13 years at RFR, and related their experiences of the development of bolted structural glass and cable structures at the La Villette Science museum in a joint publication entitled Structural Glass. Wishing to take the design approach beyond modern steel and glass, Hugh Dutton, worked with Rice in his later years on developments in stone for it’s structural potential and translucent qualities with work on the Seville Expo 92 stone structure Universal Pavilion as well as the translucent west front of the Cathedral de Notre Dame de la Treille in Lille. At HDA, given his background of technical expertise, Hugh Dutton continues his exploration of design and built reality, having collaborated with many well known architects and designers (Andreu, Architectonica, Bellini, Heatherwick, Nouvel, Ricciotti, Saee, SOM, Tschumi, Wong & Ouyang and others) assisting them on the realization of their concepts with a notable attention to detail. The practice has discreetly collaborated on many now well known European projects such as the Drugstore Publicis glass screens, the New Acropolis Museum in Athens, the Louvre Museum Islamic Arts and Philharmonie de Paris at LaVillette. He has worked as a specialist designer in Asia, having realized the superstructure and façade designs of Airports Changi (T2 & T3) Korea’s Incheon main terminal, the Osaka maritime museum, and Singapore’s Lasalle school of Art. Much current work is with Swire Properties in Hong Kong, where HDA assist the project team with specialist design items for signature items at Pacific Place and Island East, as well as on ther mainland china developments in Beijing and Guangzhou. Where the opportunities arise, HDA are design architects for specialist items, such as the competition winning design for the 2006 winter Olimpics footbridge in Turin, and current work includes other footbridges, electricity pylons, a private home, a café and courtyard canopy and commercial façade refit...


Indigo Park Cinemas, Beijing, China HDA: Architect Client: Swire Properties Ltd and Sino Ocean land In North East Beijing the Indigo development by Swire Properties and Sino Ocean land comprises a shopping centre and an urban park. The site development is intended to be in phases, beginning with the commercial centre which includes a winter garden centre piece designed by HDA facing the park. This first phase now is complete and the future development of the park will take place, which includes an Imax and 4D cinema facility linked to the main centre by a footbridge. HDA are commissioned as design architects for the park Cinema complex. The principle design challenge involves the dissimulation of 2 very large technical boxes in the park context. The boxes are are concealed within truncated elliptical cone volumes to minimise the impact in the park landscape in a composition analogous to gravel mounds in Japanese landscape gardening. These surrounding volumes incorporate the support services such as ticket offices, toilet facilities etc. and are sheltered with distinctive elliptical roofs, one for each cinema theatre. The conical volumes are realized in brick, in reference to traditional brick construction in the city and culture. Brick is also an appropriate technical choice that can easily adapt to curved shapes and provide a texture and scale that is in the park context. Several food and beverage facilities surround the cinema volumes and provide an animated face for the building to the park. A footbridge link that connects the complex develops into generous belvedere terraces or canopies for the F&B.


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Inchon International Airport, terminal 2, Seoul, South Korea HDA: roof structures and envelope designer Architects: Heerim Architects & Planners (Seoul) with Mooyoung Architects (Seoul) & consulting architects Gensler (Los Angeles) Client: Inchon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) Structural engineer: Dong Yang & Jeon Airport logistics and transport: Landrum & Brown, Lea & Elliott Inc. Sap Group, BNP Associates


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The new Seoul International airport is situated on an artificial island in Inchon bay, to the west of the capital. The ambition of the new airport is similar to that of the other gigantic Asian airports such as Kansai in Osaka, Chep Lap Kok in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The main terminal of 473 500m2 will be handling 44 million passengers per year. The airport’s design is therefore iconic and symbolic of the Korean nation. The Heerim team identified the Phoenix as that icon evoking Korean history and future ambitions of reunification. The roof of 30 hectares is designed as an active energy system, a ‘breathing roof’ with an ambition to transform a potential energy glutton into a positive environmental asset. The general intent of the design for the user is a fluid, calm and luminous passage through the terminal. The flowing geometry of the structural gridshell systems is visible through the light filtering roof. This delicate skeleton of optimal and funicular shapes provides articulation of the passenger flow as well as forming the expression the wings of the symbolic bird. Minimal facades in cable and energy performance glass further address the question of sustainability by minimising energy transmission through the skin whilst maintaining clear views of the aircraft, the runways and the surrounding landscape. HDA designed the 5 different types of roof module structures and the facades in collaboration with the the KACI design team architects with assistance from Ove Arup and Partners for the calculations of the steel structures. HDA and OAP prepared concept design reports as well as models of the typical bays, for development by the local architect and ‘engineer of record’ teams into detailed designs. The different roof module types are for the Great Entrance Hall roof, as well as for the concourse ‘Pagoda’ typical end modules: The roof curvature in the competition design is exploited for its structural potential as a barrel vault shell. The design was required to remain within existing loading capacities for the support structures. The barrel vault shell spans 98m and each bay is approximately 45m wide. Each vault is stiffened along its two longitudinal edges by an edge truss whose lower chord also performs as a tie to support down loads. The KACI competition concept of a suspended roof with a formal virtual reference to the shape of traditional ‘Pagoda’ roofs was developed by HDA. The primary structure is a Vierendeel siesmic frame from which are suspended a series of triangular trusses. The system is restrained against uplift with down-ties equipped with springs. HDA role : ///

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BCC development, Miami, USA HDA: “Climate Ribbon” designer Client: Swire Properties Ltd. Architect: Arquitectonica (Miami) Parent building engineer: MKA The “Climate Ribbon” is an architectural feature measuring approximately 150 000 square feet of surface area covering the main mall of the BCC development. The mall passes in a north –southerly direction through the North block (BCCN), and in an East-westerly direction through the East and West blocks (respectively BCCE and BCCW). The Climate Ribbon is a linking element that ties these distinct blocks of the development into a single architectural statement. It spans between the blocks on either side of the mall providing shelter for the shops and circulation below it and for the bridges between the blocks over public roads. The Climate Ribbon design strives to improve the environmental quality of the mall spaces by responding to the following design objectives: a. Rain shelter Main circulation routes and escalators are sheltered from vertical rainfall. b. Sun Shading Shop fronts that are exposed to direct sun radiation are protected for the majority of the sun rays. Priority has been given to midday and evening sun as these times of day are most associated with higher temperatures. c. Breeze Flow and ventilation The climate Ribbon strives to improve the perceived temperature conditions by the public in the mall by encouraging a breeze flow in the public spaces through harnessing the summer trade winds.


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Hennessey Road office building, Hong Kong, China HDA: staircase designer Client: Swire Properties Ltd Architect: Wong & Ouyang For the atrium of an office building in Hong-Kong, HDA was commissioned by Swire Properties to create a monumental and sculptural staircase to give the building an iconic identity. Located at the border of Wan Chai, a popular area and the Central district, a business district, the staircase is inspired by the joyful atmosphere given by the many neons of Wan Chai. The atrium consists of a lobby on the 1st floor and a Garden on the 2nd floor. The staircase creates the link between both floors with a movement of spiral inspired by the circular shape of geometry of the building itself which is octagonal. The staircase consists of glass ribbons, coming down from in the Garden top which eventually become walls and balustrades of the staircase. The glass is supported by a net of spirals and extruded stainless steel straps. The whole ensemble is lit by bright LED strips which are reminiscent the neons of Wan Chai and which accentuate the movement of spiral.

Two Stages Competition

129 000

Scultural glass, Location stair, Project Name

Hong Kong

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Date : 0000 - 0000 Date : 2010

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DFS Sun Plaza shopping centers, Kowloon, Waikiki & Singapore HDA: facades designer Client: DFS DFS is a worldwide organisation providing luxury shopping facilities for high end fashion, cosmetics and jewellery brands, and the DFS Gallerias houses many luxury brands under the same roof. Their Sun Plaza store in Kowloon has prominent frontage on both Peking Road and Canton Road, where many leading fashion houses have their major boutiques, such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes and others. Each of the competing boutiques have huge flat façade sign panels, up to 3 stories high and covering the entire street façade of their shops. The Gallerias façades have to compete in this challenging context, and DFS appointed HDA to develop an original façade design with a unique identity. Technical constraints for the design include a maximum façade depth of 600mm, and the incorporation of windows and ventilation grilles. The façades must be clearly visible day and night, incorporating both lighting and signage for 23 tenants. In response to the plethora of flat façade signs, HDA’s design is based on an illuminated dimple patterned mesh, whose rhythm and pattern vary across the entire surface to provide not only an original aesthetic quality, but also to passively identify the entrances into the Galleria. The entrances themselves are highlighted with red coloured glass portals and vestibules. The vestibule glass is fritted to a random pattern of miniature DFS logos, which provides tactile interest at the level of the pedestrian. The typical façade panel system is a specially developed stainless steel expanded metal, deformed to create the dimples with a large press. It includes a reflective back panel with an incorporated LED lighting system and is mounted onto the existing façade in prefabricated framed panel units. Where ventilation and daylight are required the back-panel is perforated. A second proposal for Waikiki used a mesh surface in curved timber and stainless steel cables, to a similar flower pattern that covers the concrete facades of the parent building of their shop. A final proposal was made for Singapore, based on a garden trellis mesh, to a similar ripple pattern as Kowloon, but heavily planted with flower creepers and orchids. The street façade include a café for refreshments with seating booths in the larger lower ripples.

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Project DFS GALLERIA Name , Hong Location Kong, China

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Louvre Islamic Arts Museum, Paris, France. HDA: structure and envelope engineer Client: Louvre Museum Architect: Mario Bellini and Rudy Ricciotti Ingineer: Berim The historical Louvre Museum is expanding its collection and exhibition space to include a new Islamic Arts department. A public competition was won by a partnership between architects Bellini and Ricciotti. The new facility includes a covered exhibition space in the Visconti courtyard on the south wing of the museum. HDA were retained as specialist designers of the courtyard glass roof and facades including structural analysis and envelope design. The roof is a free-form topography composed of triangular glass modules on a steel grid shell. Metal grills with an iridescent coating are added for solar protection and light filtering. More mesh panels are used for the ceiling to soften the effect of the roof, whilst still permitting glimpses of the surrounding courtyard facades. The resulting design is a soft luminous wavy surface, with a sublte play of light and transparency.

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Louvre Departement Project Name , Location Of Islam Art , Cour Visconti, Paris, France

role : /// HDA Role: Specialist Engineering and GlassHDA design

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Architect : ///du Louvre Client : Musée Client : /// Architect : Mario Bellini and Rudy Ricciotti

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Date : 0000 - 0000 Date : 2007


Electric Pylons, Italy HDA: pylons designer Client: Terna Competition team: HDA, Rosenthal Contractor: Tecnopali HDA’s design for high tension electricity pylons was the winning entry in a competition held by Terna in Italy. Terna is a private national electricity provider that is undergoing a phased modernizing of their 60000km network. Their programme has a notable economical and ecological outlook and the brief invited the competitors to specifically address these issues. In the phase concerned by the competition, Terna’s objective is to reduce the length of a line supplying Rome from 1200km to 800km, by modernizing it with more efficient equipment. Terna are very conscious of the image of their lines in the public eye and in the natural landscape, and they wish to improve the environmental impact of the pylons on the landscape. Though the new pylons will cost about 3 times more than the existing ones, the reduced amount of electric lines will mean an overall cost saving. The public image is considered important enough to validate the cost of the design and that it is justifiable in considering the whole operation. HDA’s design response is based on changing the current ‘industrial soldier’ image of today’s pylons. This is done primarily by creating an elegant shape whose form is inspired by nature, instead of the more typical galvanized trellises, and secondly by what we call ‘dancing with nature’, whereby the pylons lean and swerve in response to the topography. They find a structural equilibrium by leaning into the curve of the electric cables as they follow the constraints of the landscape. In order to avoid repetitive standardization, the design uses parametric analysis and numerical tools to manageably create an individual design for each pylon, so it can respond to the specific criteria and parameters of its location.

Two Stages Competition

129 000

Terna ProjectElectric Name ,Pylon, Location Dancing with nature, Italy

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Dazhongli shopping center, Shanghai, China HDA: mall skylight, office entrance facade, footbridges and canopies designer Client: Swire Properties Ltd Architect : Wong & Ouyang

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SPL, Dazhongli Shanghai, China Project Name , ,Location

The DazHongLi project in the heart of traditional Shanghai is a mixed use development comprising hotels & Office towers and a shopping mall. It is being developed in collaboration with a new underground metro station for the Nanjing Road. The project team client is a joint venture between Hong Kong property companies Swire Properties Ltd and Hong Kong Resorts ltd, with executive architects Wong & Ouyang. Wong and Ouyang’s design concept involves an eclectic façade treatment in stone to respond to the traditional urban fabric. Within the stone arcades that face the neighbouring streets at the same human scale completely modern towers and shopping center rise up. A general design concept developed for the project, is that within this eclectic shell, the modern components exploit traditional materials that are worked to contemporary ways and standards. HDA have been appointed by Swire and Wong & Ouyang to assist in the development of key modern components for the office building and the shopping mall; notably the main office entrance lobby and canopies, footbridges linking diverse building blocks of the development and the main mall skylight. The skylight is a gridshell roof system of steel profiles with a louver light diffusing system fixed beneath it. The plan shape of the skylight is a free-form curve, resulting from different curved building forms. In order to maintain buildable geometries for the glass and steel components, HDA developed the shape as a series of conical transversal bands using a parametric script routine. The louvers are steel blades, whose number is constant, but whose depth and spacing varies such as to provide a soft undulating shape that modulate both articifical and nocturnal lighting.

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Opera Garnier, Paris, France HDA: facades engineer Client: Gumery Architect: ODBC Architect Odile Decq appointed HDA as specialist façade design consultants for a curved glass screen wall for a new restaurant in the East Portico of the Palais Garnier Opera building in the heart of Paris. The Palais Garnier is a classic Paris icon created at the peak of the Beaux Arts school of design in the latter part of the 19th century and as such is an untouchable monument. Decq’s design involves a variable curved wall 8.5meters high that provides weather protection for the restaurant with a minimal visual impact on the building. The strategy allows a bold modern statement, but in total respect of the massive stone monument. HDA developed the detail design of the glass screen, using a complete finite element calculation model and developed the details for the glass connections and the entrance doors. The technical design approach exploits the inherent geometric stability of the curved surfaces so as to minimize the required supports and maximize the transparency.

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Orchard Road shopping center, Singapore HDA: facades designer Client: RE Properties Pte Ltd Architect: Raymond Woo architects Raymond Woo architects selected HDA as specialist design consultants for the facades of a new development on Orchard Road for the RE properties Pte Ltd Ngee Ann City development company.. Orchard road is a vibrant shopping street, Singapore’s Champs Elysées. Architecture of recent buildings on the street strives to compete in the competitive commercial context, each building trying to be more remarkable than its predecessors. In response to a programme of shops and restaurants, HDA proposes an alternative concept of calm transparency. The tenant shops are clearly visible from the street and provide animation through all glass facades. Three successive glass boxes rise up one above the other, each one set back slightly from the other. The lowest one opens onto the street providing a central atrium for the building. The two higher ones provide restaurant spaces. The lateral facades are also clad in glass, providing transparency for the shopping facilities on all levels. The boxes are mode of a slender grid of stainless steel extruded profiles, braced with a 3D cable net system in the form of a tree. The 20m span roof members exploit the cable system for the required inertia. The facades are braced with a series of vertical cables and horizontal counter cables. This mesh of cables are prestressed by the cable tree to provide stiffness and stability against wind pressure. HDA developed a form-finding program to define the cable net geometry. The façade grids extend down to street level and curl outwards to form an entrance canopy. Glazing products are printed to a variable pattern and include roof-top grillage panels that provide additional solar protection as well as providing maintenance platforms. The lateral facades are in a double skin system using vertical glass fins. The double skin is equipped with roller blinds between the two glass surfaces to absorb solar energy.

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Project 268 Orchard NameRoad , Location Building, Singapore

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Exhibition center, Hong Kong, China HDA: envelope and footbridges designer Client: HKCEC Architect: Wong & Ouyang This 50000m² extension of the existing hall that faces Hong Kong harbor, is an attempt to minimize the impact of the intervention on this historic view of the city with a building that is as ecologically responsible as is technically possible. The design includes a series of generally planted ramps that connect the new facility to a future waterfront park to blurr the frontier with the green spaces. The massive arena space, is covered in a delicate gridshell structure that combines solar collection tubes and fabric shading. This roofing complex generates an enormous quantity of heat energy, that when coded & dehumidified, provides a substantial part of the air conditioning requirements for the building.

118 000

hong Kong Exihibition Center, Hong Kong Project Name , Location

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Architect : ///Properties Ltd Client: Swire Client : /// Architect : Wong & Ouyang

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Date : 0000 - 0000 Date : 2007


Dewailly Cloister, Amiens, France HDA: cloister roof co designer Client: City of Amiens Architect: HDA & H20 The medieval cloister Dewailly in Amiens today houses the administrative services of the town hall. The city held a competition to transform the ground floor and courtyard into a polyvalent exhibition and event space, whilst the upper floor remained municipal offices. HDA, in collaboration with historical monument specialists H20, proposed a floating cushion on slender columns in the center of the space, such as to leave the first floor windows un obstructed. The cushion is a mesh of steel blades variably spaced to filter natural light, whilst simultaneously responding to the stuctural bending

Shortlist Competition

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Dewailly Cloister Roof , Amiens, France Project Name , Location

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Date : 0000 - 0000 Date : 2008


Jiang Tai winter garden, Beijing, China HDA: envelope designer Client: Swire Properties in Joint Venture with Sino Ocean Land Architect: Benoy Swire Properties’ Jiang Tai development in Beijing consists of a shopping center and a 5 hectare park. HDA designed a 7000m² wintergarden that acts as a transitional zone between the shopping center and the park. The Wintergarden consists of a wavy gridshell mesh roof with a generous canopy creating a fluid gesture toward the park. The canopy edge rests on a line of slender vertical columns that carry a cable net facade maximising the transparent interface with the park. The roof mesh is a composition of triangular modules of glass panels, whose composition follows the same fluid movement of the roof wave toward the park. The glazing panels include sun treatment and louvers to create a soft light and shading patterns.

114 000

Jiang TaiName Winter Garden , Beijing , China Project , Location

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Architect : ///Properties in joint venture with Sino Ocean Land Client : Swire Client : /// Architect : Benoy

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Date : 0000 - 0000 Date : 2007


Paris Philharmonic Hall, La Villette, Paris, France HDA: facades designer Client: Philharmonie de Paris Architect: Ateliers Jean Nouvel The La Villette area in the north east 19th district of Paris has been transformed from a slaughterhouse area to a large park that includes public facilities for science, music and exhibitions over the past 20 years. The newest addition is the Jean Nouvel’s competition winning design for the Philharmonic concert hall. Nouvel’s design is an extremely complex shape, consisting of two basic façade and cladding surface types: an angular external carapace enclosing a soft fluid shape surrounding the main hall foyer. Both are metallic, the carapace in cast aluminium and the foyer façade is in fluid stainless steel baptized the ‘Tourbillon’. For the external carapace the cladding system is based on a series of complex interlocking tiles, reminiscent of bird forms. The fluid metallic tourbillon portion consists of panels fixed to three dimensional structural systems to follow the complex curved shape. HDA were appointed as consultants to assist the Nouvel design team in the technical realisation of these cladding surfaces. The work involves research into buildable three dimensionally curved geometries and construction systems.

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HDAConsultants role : /// HDA Role : Specialist Facade

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Architect : /// Client : Philharmonie de Paris Client : /// Architect : Ateliers Jean Nouvel

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Date : 0000 - 0000 Date : 2007


La Roche sur Yon train station, France HDA: footbridge co designer Client: City of la Roche sur Yon Architects: Bernard Tschumi & HDA The program for the extension of the TGV network in southern France includes a passage through the town of la Roche sur Yon. The town is modernizing the train station and replacing an 1890’s footbridge over the railway tracks. The distinctive design of this old bridge consists of riveted diagonals creating guard rail beams. In collaboration with Bernard Tschumi, HDA were commissioned as architects for the design and engineering of the new footbridge. The town is separated by the railway tracks into two parts: the historical central neighborhood, which contains the ‘Pentagon’ planned by Napoleon on one side and it’s contemporary counterpart with its modern facilities (stadium, school and residential zones)one the other. The ambition of the town, is not only to create a symbolic link between the two neighborhoods, but equally to celebrate the arrival of the TGV. La Roche sur Yon is the birthplace of Robert le Ricolais, engineer, architect, poet and painter, known for his theoretical research on trellis structures and tensegrity during the 1950’s. This heritage, both intellectual and historical, has inspired the design of the footbridge. The diagonal tube lattice design recalls the existing footbridge and expresses the passage of forces in the work. At support points, the stresses are mainly shear, in the predominantly vertical direction, and at mid-span, the stresses become principally bending and the direction tends towards the horizontal. The natures of the forces are highlighted by ‘T’ section profiles for compression and simple rod ties for those in tension. The result is a harmonious geometric composition and which expresses the natural forces within.

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Railway Footbridge Project Name , Location , Roche sur Yon, France

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Pacific Place shopping center, Hong Kong, China HDA: restaurant envelope, canopies, footbridge and skylight designer Client: Swire Properties Ltd. Designer & Architect: Thomas Heatherwick & Wong & Oyuang Pacific Place, in the heart of the central district of Hong Kong, comprises four mixed use towers with hotel, office and service apartments atop a shopping mall. It was constructed by Swire Properties in the late 1980’s with the architects Wong and Ouyang and became an icon of modern shopping and Hong Kong urban culture. Swire Properties have engaged London based designer Thomas Heatherwick to modernise the mall, so that it can adapt to current fashion trends and public demands. In addition to internal facilities upgrading, the project involves the creation of a new restaurant on the vehicle access level, a continuous canopy providing pedestrian links between the different towers as well as a new footbridge to link the mall to future harbour front developments. The Heatherwick studio design is based on the concept of sinuous vertical ribbons, inspired by the distinct curvilinear character of the existing mall. For the restaurant roof, the ribbon steel blades arranged as terraces constituting a shell structure for the roof, become glazing supports for the peripheral canopy. HDA are specialist design consultants to Swire Properties providing conceptual technical design assistance to the Heatherwick studio including structural analysis and detail development of the structural and glazing components such as the restaurant’s envelope, canopies, a footbridge and a skylight. The canopy, unfortunately not realized, was intended to extend the theme of steel ribbons as structural members that support a glass cover. The sinuous ribbons follow the curvilinear drive of Wong & Oyuang’s initial plan. ‘T’ frame columns provide single point supports on the peripheral sidewalk and are linked together with a central structural spine that doubles as a central rainwater gutter. The ‘T’ arms cantilever either side of the spine and the ribbon blades are suspended from them. For lateral stability the tips of the ‘T’ arms are prompted off the existing buildings or rigidly connected to reinforced foundation pads between the buildings.

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HDA role : /// HDA role : Specialist Structure and Facade Design Counsultant

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Architect : /// Place, Swire Properties Ltd Client : Pacific Client : ///: Thomas Heatherwick with Wong & Oyuang Architects

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Taikoo Hui development, Guangzhou, China HDA: atria boxes, podium facades, canopies and interior footbridges designer Client: Swire Properties Ltd. Architect: Arquitectonica In Guangzhou, Swire Properties have recently completed a mixed used commercial development taking up a full city block and comprising hotels, offices, shops and a cultural center for the city. TaiKoo Hui is thus a large-scale multi-faceted complex in the thriving heart of the Tianhe Central Business District of Guangzhou. Offering a gross floor area of approximately 358,000m2, it incorporates a prime shopping mall, two Grade A office towers, a cultural center, the first Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Guangzhou, and serviced apartments. HDA were engaged by Swire Properties as specialist design consultants to architects Arquitectonica for all the feature glazing components of the development; notably the main entrance atria boxes, and waving linear skylight down the central spine of the shopping mall. HDA developed a unique concept using repetitive structural modules and steel profiles of triangular shape as support for the glass panels in order to bring a tactile identity of specific details while give an architectural coherence of the lot. HDA has conceived each glass element, including the preliminary structural analysis and the development of details. Daylight is a key ingredient to the shopping centre, and notably with the intent to flood the mall with light deep into the lower and basement levels. The glass components designed by HDA celebrate daylight, providing sculptural expression that responds to filtering light, and playing with shadows. Other fragments, such as the cultural centre lobby suspended glass footbridges, glass flooring and glass canopies, are carried out in a similar design approach based on simple geometric compositions that play with light. Waffle grids in the case of the entrance box atria and a curvilinear series of glass facets for the main skylight. For both, the simple surfaces are reinforced with tensile bracing systems that complete the design composition with points of interest or spatial geometric compositions. Careful attention is paid to the design of the assembly details and structural components.

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complex , Taikoo hui, Guangzou, China

HDAConsultant role : /// HDA role : Design

Architect : ///Properties Ltd Client : Swire Client : /// Architect : Arquitectonica

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Date : 0000 - 0000 Date : 2006 -2011


¬¬ Sketch of lobby glazing system

One Island East office tower, Hong Kong, China HDA: entrance facade, footbridge and canopy designer Client: Swire Properties Ltd. Architect: Wong & Ouyang Swire Properties 300m office tower at Island East is an extension of their existing Taikoo Place development. HDA are specialist consultant’s to design the lobby glazing, deck, canopy and a footbridge link with adjacent properties. For the lobby, tapered glass fins are suspended from the ceiling slab and supported at the suspended floor level on a stainless steel facade truss. All steel hardware used to support the glass is in high grade stainless steel castings or extrusions to achieve a unique language of pieces and components. The suspended fins stop above eye level, being cantilevered from the facade truss such that optimal transparency and simplicity is achieved at the ground floor. The link bridge is a simple tubular steel truss with hight strength tension tie diagonals, whose deck is a continuation of the suspended lobby deck. The entire bridge is clad in a glass skin, using a continuation of the typical lobby facade fin system with adaptations on the roof for solar shading using louvres and fritting such that users can view the tower above them as they approach whilst providing the necessary protection. The freestanding canopy on the North East face of Swire Properties’ new Taikoo Place tower signals the entrance to the building as well as providing protection for people arriving in vehicles at the main door. The canopy, whilst remaining consistent to the construction typologies of tubes and fins for contextual coherence, makes a strong sculptural statement to animate and enliven the building. HDA’s design is inspired by the new tower’s introduction of curves into the Taikoo Place development. It uses circular section tubes as the main structural element as they are the only visible steel structure elsewhere in Taikoo Place, notably in several existing footbridge links. The glass roof is supported on fins, again, remaining within a language already strongly present in the surrounding buildings. Each tube is realised in large 500mm diameter pipe, with tapered tips, and curved within a two dimensional plane. The array of six tubes, crisscrossing and interwoven with each other, provide a strong cantilever base for the glass fin cover. The fins are each independently and isostatically supported on small struts with articulated bearings such that deflections of the tubes in strong gusting winds do not bring large loads to bear on glass fins and surface glass. Together they perform much as fish scales do, remaining rigid in plane individually but all permitting free movement of their supports. The roof surface glass is fitted to the upper edge of the fins with aluminium extrusion and is fritted to diffuse nocturnal lighting.

076 One Island East Facades, Hong Kong, China 000 Project Name , Location

HDA roleDesign : /// HDA role : Facades

Architect : ///Properties Ltd Client : Swire Client : ///Wong & Ouyang Architect:

Engineer : ///

Date : 0000 - 0000 Date : 2005 - 2008


Lasalle School of Arts, Singapore HDA: facades and central court roof designer Client: SIA Lasalle Architect: RSP, Singapore The new Lasalle College of the Arts, consists of 6 independent buildings, with a central pedestrian coutryard and lateral passageways, all of which are covered by a fabric roof. HDA were commissioned to design the interior and exterior facades along with a roof cover for the central courtyard initially foreseen in glass. HDA proposed a tensioned fabric solution for the roof, in order to maximise the daytime clarity of the fabric, while providing protection against the direct sunlight on the facades and the internal public spaces. The internal courtyard facades are irregular by design, with the facets of the glass creating a reminder of naturally eroded canyons. The external facades are, however, rectilinear, aligned with the streets of the urban context, much like a protective shell. The roof system uses PTFE fabric for the central courtyard and the lateral passages. The internal facades are in clear laminated glass on a steel structure. Despite there appearance of total irregularity, the geometrical layout of the faรงade developed by HDA, consists of trapezoidal modules, repeated and handed in order to optimise the cost of the project. The cladding of the external facades is a composition of light aluminium panels and natural stone.

075 000

Lasalle of the Arts, Singapoor Project College Name , Location

Mission H.D.A: ......

HDAconsultant role : /// HDA role : Design

Architect : /// RSP Architect Client Client:: /// Lasalle SIA

Engineer : ///

Date : 0000 - 0000 Date : 2003 - 2007


St. George Shopping Center, Toulouse, France HDA: atrium and facades designer Client: SCI Alta St. George Architects: Guerin Pedroza & Jean Pierre Buffi The St. George shopping centre in central Toulouse was renovated by the architects Guerin Pedroza and Jean Pierre Buffi. One of the principal entrances onto rue Carnot is celebrated by a complex structure of two eliptical cones with infill panels of glass. The external cone forms a base from which the interior cone and the infill glass panels are suspended. The transparent cladding of the exterior cone allows a filtered vision of the structure and the interior cone. This urban facade of the exterior cone is clad in a mesh of perforated stainless steel panels. The interior cone is clad in copper coloured cladding. The infill glass panels use triangular profiles suspended from ring beams which follow the curves of the eliptical cones. The panes of glass rest on EPDM rubber profiles on the triangular profiles. HDA are retained as specialist designers of the atrium and facades including structural analysis and envelope design.

071 St.George Shopping 000 Project Name , Location

Center, Toulouse, France

HDAConsultant role : /// HDA role: design

Architect : /// Buffi AssociĂŠs & Guerin Pedroza (Paris) Client : /// SCI ALTA St. George

Engineer : ///

Date : 0000 - 0000 Date : 2003 - 2006


Lyon Grand Bazar, Lyon, France HDA: facade designer Client: Virgil Architects: Jean Pierre Buffi & Phillippe de Fouchier The architects Jean Pierre Buffi and Philippe de Fouchier were commissioned to re-develop the Grand Bazar of Lyon. HDA developed, for the team of architects, the design for a suspended, inclined faรงade according to their objectives of maximum transparency. The inclination of the faรงade diminishes reflections and optimises the transparency. The glazing is fixed to patches suspended from steel rods. The wind loadings on the faรงade are transferred to a wind loaded beam constructed of horizontal metal blades, which recall the blades of the curtain wall of the upper storeys.

070 000

Lyon Grand Bazar , France Project Name , Location

HDA roledesign : /// HDA role : Facades

Architect : /// Client : Virgil Client : ///: Buffi AssociĂŠs & Philippe de Fouchier Architects

Engineer : ///

Date : 0000 - 0000 Date : 2003 - 2007


Passerella Olimpica, Turin, Italy HDA: footbridge designer Client: City of Turin «Every great event can be summed up by an emblem and a powerful symbol that identifies it. Performing this function for Turin and the XX Winter Olympics is the imposing, futuristic red arch of the pedestrian bridge connecting Lingotto to the former General Market. It is a symbol that along with many others, changes the city skyline, but also stands for the larger process of renewal that the city had embarked on.» Sergio Champarino Mayor of Turin The footbridge was part of the winning design of a competition for the Olympic Village for the 2006 winter games in Turin won by the Camerana team. The design is characterised by the red parabolic arch, now baptised the Arco Olympico whose inspiration is found in the concrete arches of the existing Mercati halls, thereby linking the design to it’s context. The leaning arch, the curving deck and the virtual spaces created by the cables radiating as spokes from the deck to the arch all create drama and excitement. The arch is 70m High, weighing 600T, and leans over the railway tracks that the footbridge crosses. From the arch is suspended a 150m span deck from a series of radial cables. The deck is 4m wide, and includes protective meshes and lighting. The deck incorporates dampers to mitigate vibration for pedestrian comfort. The design studies included wind tunnel analysis and full dynamic simulation studies. The bridge design is a symbiosis of engineering and architecture. The architectural composition finds it’s logic in structural expression. The forces are clearly expressed in the dynamism of the architectural composition. We understand of the passage of forces through the deck, cables and arch to the foundations. Aesthetic pleasure can be found in feeling the athletic dynamism of the structure. This is a fitting and appropriate approach for a monument to the Olympic games.

067 000

«Passerella Olimpica» Winter Games , Turin, Italy Project Name , Location

: /// HDA Role : Architects HDA and role Engineers

Client : Agenzia Architect : /// 2006 – Citta di Torino Architect : HDA Client : /// Olympic village design JV group Leader : Benedetto Camerana

Engineer : ///

Date : 0000 - 0000 Date : 2002 - 2006


Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece HDA: envelope designer Client: Greek Minister of Culture Architect: Bernard Tschumi The return of the Parthenon Marbles, removed by Lord Elgin, has long been a strong ambition of Greece, and a competition was held to design a new home for them at the foot of the Acropolis. Bernard Tschumi’s winning design proposed a rooftop gallery in glass to the exact proportions of the Parthenon itself, that would put the marbles in their original context but protected from the elements. HDA were commissioned by the Greek Ministry of Culture to assist in the technical design for the glass envelope with the challenge to find the best possible solution to the fundamentally contradictory objectives of optimal transparency and maximum solar protection. The resulting design incorporates high performance coated glazing products and a double skin that includes shading screens for the most exposed elevations. Low iron glass is used to maximize light colour integrity and black fritting is provided for complementary glare protection. HDA’s appointment included design of all other glass components in the museum such as the lower level archaic gallery facade in tall glass fins, balustrades, skylights and glass floors that allow views down to excavations below the beneath the floor slabs.

062 New Acropolis Museum , Athens, Grece 000 Project Name , Location

roledesign : /// HDA roleHDA : Glass

Architect : ///ministry of culture, OCNAM Client : Greek Client : /// Architect : Bernard Tschumi (BTuA)

Engineer : ///

Date : 0000 - 0000 Date : 2003- 2007


Changi International Airport, Terminal 2, Singapore HDA: envelope and canopies engineer Client: Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore Architect: Gensler & RSP Changi Airport is the front door of Singapore, and the facility is continuously modernized in the image of the garden city state itself. Changi has for many years been voted the world’s best airport in user surveys, and is anxious to remain top with respect to other massive airport modernization projects, such as Osaka’s Kansai, and Hong Kong’s Chep Lap Kok. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is expanded the airport with both an ambitious new terminal T3 and an extensive upgrading of existing T2. HDA were appointed by CAAS on the T2 refit with a further 20000m², departure hall leaf canopies and cantilevering glass fins with Gensler of San Francisco, in collaboration with the local architects RSP. The Gensler design concept is based on a bold expression of glass through a series of large glass canopies, a new departure hall ceiling and a new airside extension façade as well as a general interior refit of the building. The glass elements are exploited to animate the terminal with both natural and artificial light making extensive use of fritted, translucent and etched glass. The extensive use of glass involves careful consideration of glare and local OTTV energy issues in the context of the strong sun of Singapore. The land-side canopies use fritting and translucent glass to provide both a diffuse light source for the departure drop - off zone as well as shading for the adjacent check in areas. The glass fin brocing the landside façades give the glass a structural expression with 5 m cantilevering fins and patch supported glass using cast fittings. The airside extension façade, giving a direct view to the apron uses bowstring mullions to minimize structure and provide support for sun shade louvers.

000 058

Project International Name , Location Airport T2, Singapore Changi

HDAConsultant role : /// HDA role : Facade and Structure

Architect : ///(Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore) Client : CAAS Client : /// Architect : RSP & Gensler

Engineer : ///

Date : 0000 - 0000 Date: 2002 - 2006


Changi International Airport, Terminal 3, Singapore HDA: facade designer Client : Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore Architect : CPG & SOM (concept) For Singapore’s Terminal 3 expansion of the Changi Airport, CAAS, the Singapore airport authority, appointed HDA to assist them in developing the facades of the airport. Local architects CPG’s initial concept for the terminal building, developed with SOM of New York, called for a cable wall for the main landside departure level entrance facade that should be as ephemeral and visually light as possible. A two dimensional net of prestressed cables spens 18m vertically from concrete floor to roof truss and 15m horizontally between the columns. Laminated tempered and heat-strengthened glass is minimally fixed to this array of cables to provide a discreet and optimally transparent glass plane. The typical facades of the building are double glazed panels supported in a uniform 2 way grid of steel framing. The mullions, varying between 6 and 18 metres high are assisted by tension rods to increase their inertia for the larger spans. The tension rod system is exploited as a support for sun shading louvers. The response to local design conditions in Singapore’s unique equatorial climactic involves critical solar protection for this entirely air-conditioned building taking into account specific sun angles using frit, high performance coatings, tints and traditional shading louvers.

000 051

Project International Name , Location Airport T3 , Singapore Changi

HDAConsultant role : /// HDA role : Facade and Structure

Architect : ///(Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore) Client : CAAS Client : /// Architect : CPG & SOM

Engineer : ///

Date : 0000 - 0000 Date: 2002 - 2006


Urban Heating Facility, Turin, Italy HDA: facades designer Client: Iride Architect: Jean Pierre Buffi The AEM urban heating facility is located in the heart of historic Turin, and such an industrial eyesore needed special architectural treatment to respect the context of the centre. In collaboration with architect Jean Pierre Buffi, HDA developed a series of light curved screens to ‘clothe’ the facility. The screens are composed of a series of identical curved ‘arc’ profiles, and soften the visual edge of the facility. They are clad on a diagonal pattern with stainless steel sheet cladding. The density of the cladding varies from opaque at the base to open at the heads of the shells. This configuration diminishes wind loads on the edges. For the dominant 20 m chimney element, a cigar shaped tube is formed from interlocking spirals of steel profiles. Four independent flues are suspended from the summit of the tube.

056 000

AEM Urban Heating Project Name , Location facility , Turin, Italie

HDAConsultant role : /// HDA role : Screen Design

Architect : /// Client : AEM Torino Client : /// Architect : Buffi AssociĂŠs, With HDA for Screens & Cheminey

Engineer : ///

Date : 0000 - 0000 Date : 2000 - 2008


Drugstore Publicis, Paris, France HDA: facades engineer Client: Drugstore Publicis Architect: Building Inc. Los Angeles Architect Michele Saee, of BUILDING Inc., Los Angeles won a limited design competition, for the well-known ‘Drugstore’ Café, cinema, news-shop facility whose prime location on the Champs Elysées adjacent to the ‘Arc de Triomphe’ makes it one of Paris’ key landmarks in itself. The existing building replacing the original Publicis building destroyed by fire in the early 70’s, is a classic early curtain-wall facade in bronze reflective glass. Saee’s concept of bringing a new image to the building that houses the Publicis Group’s headquarters involved a complex series of transparent, curved glass screens that revitalise the existing façade. The new veil is completely free-form without any orthogonal components or straight lines as a complementary contrast to the 70’s façade behind. HDA developed a structural system for the screens based on sinuous primary tubes spanning 10m between the main columns. Secondary extruded stainless steel curved ‘sabres’ provide support for curved annealed laminated glass using structural silicone. The geometrical and constructive concept for the work involves the strict mathematical definition of the glass surfaces according to developable cylindrical, conical or toroidal forms for the critical interface with their ‘sabre’ structural supports. In addition to the main 15m high façade screens, the project included a sculptural piece marking the principal corner entrance to the building as well as café terrace shelters and shopfront glazing.

053 000

Drugstore Publicis, Project Name , Locationavenue des Champs Elysées , Paris, France

HDA role : /// HDA role : Facade Design and Excutive Architect

Architect : /// Publicis SNC Client : Drugstore Client : /// Architect : Building Inc LA (USA) & Bruno Pingeot (Paris)

Engineer : ///

Date : 0000 - 0000 Date : 2000 -2003


Pacific Place Three office tower , Hong Kong, China HDA: entrance facades designer Client: Swire Properties Ltd. Architect: Wong & Oyuang Pacific Place Three, a 40 storey office tower, is a recent addition to Swire Properties shopping and office complex located on the frontier between the central commercial office/administration district and the more popularist Wan Chai community. The podium at the base is characterised by maximum openness and transparency such that the tower integrates itself with the surrounding small scale context. The situation inspired the design with the theme of openness, transparency and high quality innovation, to respond to the dual objective of small scale integration and a grade A office tower. The typical facades of this offices are in high performance solar protection/low-e coated glass and the entrance podium level is in a 3D cable net and point fixed glass. HDA assisted Swire Properties as consultants to consider options for the typical facades, develop the concept and geometry for the podium glazing, as well as assist the design team and contractor as a specialist consultant for the design of glazing component details and structural performance during the contractor design development phase.

000 052

Project NameThree , Location, Hong Kong, China Pacific Place

HDAConsultant role : /// HDA role : Concept & Detail design

Architect : ///Properties Ltd Client : Swire Client : /// Architect : Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd

Engineer : ///

Date : 0000 - 0000 Date : 2001 -2004


Zenith, Rouen, France HDA: steel structure and facades designer Client: city of Rouen Architect: Bernard Tschumi Architects HDA assisted Bernard Tschumi Architects on the design of the steel structures and facades during the competition phase for this Concert hall and exhibition park facility renovation. The concert hall structure is a large span steel truss system assisted by masts and suspension ties. The hall facades are toroidal sections of steel framing and repetitive panels of insulated corrugated steel sheet with specific acoustic isolation properties to reduce sound emanation from the building. HDA are facade consultants responsible for the detail design and construction phases of the facade contract packages.

Zenith Name , Rouen, France Project , Location

029 000

HDA roleDesign : /// HDA role : Facade and Structure

Bernard Tschumi (BTuA) Architect : /// City of Rouen Client : ///

Engineer : ///

Date : 0000 - 0000 Date : 1997 - 2000


Saint Gobain Research Center, Aubervilliers, France HDA: facade co designer Client: Saint Gobain Architects: Odile Decq and Benoit Cornette The glass manufacturer St. Gobain held a competition to renovate their research facility facade to present a more modern and appropriate image of the group. HDA assisted Odile Decq and Benoit Cornette develop their competition winning scheme for the building with the design of the north facade. A dual objective for the new facade was proposed; firstly the expression of the existing timber truss roof structure through a minimal transparent screen of suspended point fixed glass for the upper half and secondly a random patchwork composition of all of St. Gobain’s glass products for the lower half. The design includes removable panels for inclusion of experimental products to be incorporated into the facade for exhibition and prototype testing.

021 000

Saint Gobain Center , Aubervillier, France Project NameResearch , Location

HDA roledesign : /// HDA role : Facades

Architects: :/// Odile Decq and BenoĂŽt Cornette Architect Client :: /// Saint Gobain Research Client Facade Consultant : Ove Arup (with HDA)

Engineer : ///

Date : 0000 - 0000 Date : 1997 - 1999


Oxford House office buiding, Hong Kong, China HDA: facade and skylight designer Client: Swire Properties Ltd Architect: Wong & Ouyang Oxford House is designed with a series of elegant and transparent lightweight tension trusses that support glass walls and skylights. The tension trusses are constructed from stainless steel rods and castings. The trusses are un-braced to achieve a simple expression of structure to resist wind forces. This structural configuration is stable under uniform loading. When non-uniform wind pressures areconsidered the tension trusses take up a configuration, which is determined by using non-linear large theory deformation analysis. The glass fixings are connected to the tension trusses using carefully detailed bolted ball connectors to ensure the trusses carry wind loading without transferring local bending moments to the glass. The glass provides lateral stability to the tension trusses and at the same time it is articulated in a manner which enables the glass to float. The movement of the glass fixing is carefully arranged to prevent the system from attracting load due to movements of the super-structure. Stainless steel castings are utilized to provide freedom in the shaping of components to suit the articulation of the trusses, to provide moment free connections, and to form special details such as corner junctions and door connectors. Installation procedures incorporate adjustment devices to allow the walls to be accurately set out. Provisions are also made for long term monitoring of the pretension trusses either by manual means or by computer monitoring. These monitoring provisions are very important due to the significance that pretension plays in maintaining the stability of the trusses.

000 020

ProjectAtruim Name Oxford , Location House, Taikoo Place, Hong Kong Office

roledesign : /// HDA role : Contractor consultant for theHDA detail

Client : Swire Architect : ///Properties Ltd Architect : Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd Client : /// Contractor: URC Hong Kong (with HDA)

Engineer : ///

Date : 0000 - 0000 Date: 1995 - 1996


Flon metro, Lausanne, Switzerland HDA: footbridge and lift tower engineer Client: Chemins de Fer Lausanne-Echallens-Bercher Architect: Bernard Tschumi and Luca Merlini HDA assisted the architects Bernard Tschumi and Luca Merlini with the design of footbridge and glass enclosures for the Flon metro and funicular terminal in Lausanne. The project consists of an 80m pedestrian footbridge, crossing a public square in two unequal spans. The architectural intention required that the principal structure was as fine as possible and of a homogenous size. However, with one the span being twice as large as the other, an under tensioning system was added to respect the structural reality. The design proposed a steel tubular trellis of a consistent structural section with an additional funicular tie for the longer span. The deck finish uses precast concrete panels, with incorporated glass brick components that are bolted to the steel trellis.

¬¬ Image B.Tschumi

008 000

Public Interface, Lausanne, Switzerland ProjectTransport Name , Location

HDA roleDesign : /// HDA role : Façade & Structure

ÂŹÂŹ Image : B.Tschumi

Architect : /// Bernard Tschumi & Luca Merlini Client : /// Lausanne-Echallens-Bercher Railways

Engineer : ///

Date : 0000 - 0000 Date : 1999 - 2000


Maritime Museum, Osaka, Japan Hugh Dutton at RFR: architectural coordination and dome technical designer Client: Osaka Ports and Harbour Bureau Architect: Paul Andreu A 73m diameter glass and steel dome in Osaka bay covers a full scale replica Japanese ship. The dome is on a concrete base with deep piles founded in the sedimentary soil and includes a shore based entrance pavilion with an undersea tunnel connecting it to the dome. Hugh Dutton provided a technical design service for the steel and glass dome for the overall project in the ‘basic design’ phase and was responsible for ensuring the communication interface between the engineers Ove Arup in London and Tohata in Japan. A glass dome in Osaka’s ‘mediterranean’ climate raises the challenge of finding a solution that gives a clear view of the harbor whilst limiting the greenhouse effect and withstanding Japan’s particular structural constraints of typhoons, tsunamis and earthquakes. The dome is a gridshell structural in 216mm steel tubes with cast nodes and rod diagonal bracing. The dome crown is a cable net ‘lens’ in a circular vierendeel frame which incorporates ventilation panels. The glazing is in a specially developed laminate incorporating perforated steel sheets for shading and using the point attachment system developed at La Villette. This point fixed system has been exploited in Japan by Asahi Glass under the brand name Tempoint in collaboration with Hugh Dutton. The shading concept involved a study of the annual climate conditions in Osaka with the objective of finding optimal shading and transparency. The mean solar radiation is projected onto the hemispherical surface and represented as a series of contours of variable porosity, i.e. 90% solid at the pole, through 80%, 60% and 40% with clear glass on the equator in the north and south. The distinct pattern of the variable porosity sheeting gives the dome a didactic expression of solar energy whilst providing maximal transparency for viewers in the dome of the Osaka harbor.

006 000

Maritime Museum , Osaka, Japan Project Name , Location

roleDesign : /// HDA role HDA : Dome

Architect : ///Ports & Harbour Authority Client : Osaka Client : /// Architect : Paul Andreu

Engineer : ///

Date : 0000 - 0000 Date : 1994 - 1996

Pola Museum, Hakone, Japan HDA: skylight and glass shelter designer Client: Asahi Glass Architect: Nikken Sekkei The Pola museum designed by Koichi Yasuda of Nikken Sekkei houses a private collection of impressionist paintings in the Hakone prefecture forest. HDA were appointed as design consultants to Asahi glass for the glass components of the museum: roadside glass shelters, the main circulation spine skylight and also a light wall running the length of the spine. The roadside shelters announce the theme of glass to the visitor through the use of cantilevering structural glass in an innovative application that exploits surface folds for cantilever action and stiffness. The spine wall uses low iron cast glass tiles to diffuse the daylight and nocturnal artificial light. The spine skylight, with it’s inclined face to the roof-top for views to the forest for the public as the enter the museum and descend on the main escalators. It is supported on structural glass fins and includes a translucent ‘ceiling’ that protects users from direct sun radiation while also providing a source of diffuse light.

POLA Museum , Hakone, Japon 000 Project Name , Location

HDAConsultant role : /// HDA role : Facade and Structure

Architect : ///Museum Client : POLA Client : /// Architect : Nikken Sekkei - Koichi Yasuda

Engineer : ///

Date : 0000 - 0000 Date : 1996 - 2002


Parc des expositions, Paris, France HDA: ramp and car parking designer Client: Parc des expositions Paris Coordinator : Icade Concrete work engineer: BETCI HDA were awarded a full architectural commission after winning a design competition for this 140m vehicle ramp and general re-thinking of surrounding parking and garden spaces. Two 1000 place parking lots, one on the roof of the exhibition building and another underground, were linked by the steel ramp and a central surveillance pavillion for traffic management with access control barriers is relocated at the entrance of the zone. The parking lots and ramp are situated at the rear of the exhibition park that faces onto a residential zone and the design incorporated the creation of a new image of the park with its new entrance. The ramp is a spine beam with diagonal outriggers that support an edge member onto which concrete pre-cast slabs are laid. Triangular arrays of tube columns hold up the spine providing torsion restraint for unequal loads. Glass shelters protect the access control barriers with ‘tree’ structures whose outrigger ‘branches’ are reminiscent of those on the ramp and braced by tension ties in a tetrahedral geometry. Fritted toughened laminate glass supported on articulated point fixings provides rain shelter as well as a means of diffusing light at night.

000 028

Projectaccess Name,,Parc Location Rampe des expositions,Paris

HDA:role : /// HDA role Architect

Architect : /// Client : ///

Engineer : ///

Date : 0000 - 0000 Date : 1999


Les Halles de Chambery, Chambery, France HDA: facade designer Client: Virgil Architect: Ory In the medieval heart of Chambery, developer Virgil are transforming the disused ‘Halles’ building into a shopping and multiplex facility. The existing building is a listed building done by pioneering concrete engineer Auguste Perret, with a characteristic concrete canopy on the main façade. This canopy is extended and a clear glass shop-window inserted beneath it. The lateral facades of the new cinema extension conceal escalator acces and waiting balconies as well as in some cases projection rooms. Such diverse program constraints on these facades facing the medieval context are reconciled by using a variably opaque, translucent or transparent treatment. This is achieved by a panel system that alternates monolithic stone, stone/glass laminates or transparent coloured interlayer film in standard unitized aluminium façade modules.


Chamber of Commerce Extension, Luxembourg HDA: facades designer Client: Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce Architect: Claude Vasconi Claude Vasconi’s competition- winning design for the complete re-development of the Chmber of Commerce’s office and training facility involved an all glass façade. Vasconi’s search for a ‘crystal’ appearance required a particular study to bring it to conformity with Luxembourg’s strict energy regulations and the client’s concern for energy consumption. Vasconi’s façade design was developed by HDA in conjunction with Basler energy consultants of Switzerland and RMC, HVAC engineers from Luxembourg using a coordinated approach of solar collectors, heat exchangers and high performance glass. Largely decorative ‘brise soleils’ contribute a certain degree to local shading. The façade is a unitised curtain- wall using krypton-filled units with opening windows and decorative fritted panels.


Fiat Topolino Scenography, Turin, Italy HDA: bridge designer Client: Bodino For the launch of a new Fiat model, the Topolino, HDA proposed a moveable bridge composed of a series of floating containers. The floats are all connected to an underwater ‘Lazy Tong’ mechanism that transforms them from a cluster on one bank to a bridge across the Po to in front of the Murazzi terrasses on the other. The transformation would occur at the moment of the apparition of the new model, allowing it to drive across the bridge to be admired by writing press assembled on the terraces.

Fiat Topolino Scenography , Turin, Italy Project Name , Location

P_002 000

HDA: role : /// HDA role Architect

Architect : /// Client : ///

Engineer : ///

Date : 0000 - 0000 Date: 2007


Sheffield Bridge, A630 Sheffield Parkway, United Kingdom HDA: bridge designer Client: City of Sheffield Driving into Sheffield from the M1 on a misty day an elegant array of masonry supports growing out of the bank appears from a distance. Gesturing their tips like earthy sculptures, they suggest an arch over the roadway. Intrigued by the unusual sight, the viewer, once having approached closer, discerns a smooth curved deck flanked in rusting steel finish rising out of the bank floating on spindly branches. The branches are in high performance fibre reinforced concrete colored with fragments of local stone. Cantilevering from foundations under the ground, they taper to delicate tips to support the deck. They are arranged in a sculptural sequence, lengthening and inclining as they approach the roadway, expressing the crossing.

Open Competition

Sheffield Iconic Bridge , A630 Sheffield Parkway, England Project Name , Location

C_020 000

HDA: role : /// HDA role Architect

Architect : /// Client : ///

Engineer : ///

Date : 0000 - 0000 Date : 2007


Geneva Ethnography Museum, Geneva, Switzerland HDA: architect Client: Musée d’ethnographie de genève Architects: HDA & Luca Dal Cerro (LDA) A GEM for MEG. The English word for a jewel ‘Something prized because of its beauty or worth. The central pavilion, symbol of the museum of ethnography is kept under glass as a precious object in a large glazed hall. The proposal attempts to remain at a modest scale and compatible with the surrounding urban context, despite the very large volumes of exhibition spaces. The strategy of aesthetic composition for the museum is in response to the series of dualities inherent in the program, such as Private/Public and Ancient/Modern. Such dualities are expressed in the formality of the composition, Rectilinear/ Fluid and Solid/Light. These oppositions are complementary, each highlighting its counterpart. The simple and elegant composition of glass ribbon facade creates sensual curves. These flexible surfaces highlight the rectitude and sobriety of the existing pavilion.

Open Competition

Project , Location GenevaName Ethnography Museum , Geneva, Switzerland

000 C_026

HDA: role : /// HDA role Architect

Team Partner : Luca Dal Cerro (LDA)

Date : 2007

“Glass Ramps / Glass Wall� Glass Ramps /Glass Wall is co-authored with Bernard Tschumi on the Lerner Hall student centre entrance hall at Columbia University. The book records the design and construction process of the principal constructive components of this central activity core of the building, with sketches, drawings, models and site photos.

Glass Ramps / Glass Wall

Bernard Tschumi & Hugh Dutton

“Structural Glass” Hugh Dutton co-authored ‘Structural Glass’ with Peter Rice. It appears in English, French, German and Korean. The book explains the design process of the pioneering la Villette monumental greenhouses project using structural glass. It includes many examples of other work done with Rice at RFR together along with technical details.

Structural Glass

Peter Rice & Hugh Dutton

Patent, Articulated Glass Bolt Hugh Dutton is the co-inventor with Martin Francis of an articulated glass bolt developed for La Villette Science Museum facades with RFR in 1985.

Patent, Articulated Glass Bolt

Works with RFR

¬¬ Stansted Airport, London Arch. Foster Associés

¬¬ Pyramide du Louvre, Paris Arch. Peï

¬¬ 50 Avenue Montaigne, Paris Arch. Vidal

¬¬ Parc André Citroën, Paris Arch. Berger

¬¬ Science Museum, Paris Arch. Fainsilber

¬¬ Street Lights, Esch

¬¬ Societe Generale, La Défense, Paris Arch. Andrault, Parat

¬¬ Banque Populaire, Rennes Arch. Decq, Cornette

¬¬ TGV Railway Station, Roissy, Paris Arch. Andreu

¬¬ Channel 4, London

¬¬ The Cloud, La Défense, Paris Arch. Andreu, Sprklesen

Arch. Rogers Associés

¬¬ Culumbia Student Center, USA Arch.

Arch. H. Dutton

¬¬ Passerelle A86 Rueil Malmaison Arch. N Michelin

Tschumi & Samton

¬¬ North-South Gallery, Paris Arch. Tschumi

hd Hugh Dutton

Competitions/ Feasibility studies Medieval Centre, Chartres, Temporary Exposition Pavilion. (Arch. P. Berger) Kamogawa Aquarium (Arch. Nikken Sekkei) (under construction) Mylsbek - Na Prikope (Prague) - Mobile door (Arch. C. Parent et Holczel Kerel) (built) A14 Highway Viaduct, Mesnil le Roi (Arch. P. Andreu) New headquarters of UEFA, façades and structures in glass (Arch. P. Berger, competition winner, built) André Malraux museum in Le Havre, Renovation of façades, roof and solar protection designed by J. Prouvé (Arch. Laigneau/Beaudoin, competition winner built)

Name - Architect Date of birth 21 June 1957 Nationality British Languages English, French, Italian Diplômas BES (University of Waterloo), Canada

1986 - 1991 RFR, Paris (Directeurs : Peter Rice, Martin Francis) Co-responsible of the office with H. Bardsley and B. Vaudeville

Principal References

1985 - 1986 Foster Associates, London Stansted Airport Terminal, London Façade and detailed structural design.

Architectural Association diploma, London, England RIBA (qualifiéd member Pt III) ARCUK (No. 0489061) Ordre des Architectes, Ile de France – No. 16431

1995 to present

Formation of Hugh Dutton Associés Sarl

1991 - 1995

Independent Architect in collaboration with Peter Rice and RFR.

Built Work : Japan Bridge, La Défense, Paris (Arch. Kurokawa) Atrium glazing, 50, Avenue Montaigne, Paris VIII, for Arc Union (Arch. Vidal) Steel and glass roof, TGV and RER Railway station, CDG airoport, Paris (Arch Andreu) ST light Railway Station fabric roof, CDG airport, Paris (Arch. Andreu) Museum of Modern Art, glass atrium - Strasbourg (Arch. A. Fainsilber) Société Générale Bank Headquarters, atrium and façade, La Défense, Paris (Arch. Andrault and Parat) Société Générale Bank Headquarters, ‘Seed and Helix’ sculptures, La Defence, Paris (Artist Tom Carr) A14 approach viaduc (Arch. O. Decq, competition winner) Pavillion of the Future, Expo ‘92, Seville, concept studies, Bohigas (Arch. Mackay)

Project Manager on the following projects: Grande Nef and Galerie Sud, Tête Défense, Paris (Arch. Buffi) Public shelter and musician stand for park, Verdun, France (Arch. Colboc) Monumental Greenhouses, Citroen Cévennes Park, Paris XV (Arch. P. Berger) Facades and solar protection BPOA bank admistrative center, Rennes (Arch. Decq / Cornette) East Footbridge, Parc de la Villette (Arch. Tschumi) Street lighting masts and fabric light reflectors, rue de l’Alzette, Esch / Alzette, Luxembourg Railway station glass roof, Chur, Switzerland (Arch. Obrist Brosi)

1982 - 1985 RFR, Paris (Directors : Peter Rice, Martin Francis, Ian Ritchie) Project leader for Monumental Greenhouses, La Villette (arch. A. Fainsilber) Lintas walkway (Arch. M. Held) North-South and East-West Raised Walkway & Shelters, Parc de La Villette (Arch. B. Tschumi) 1980 - 1982 Ian Ritchie Architects, London 1976 - 1978 Work experience during training in Archtectural offices in Toronto, Canada and in London Teaching and related activities: Co-inventor with Martin Francis of an articulated glass bolt developed for La villette Science Museum facades with RFR, 1985. Assisted B. Tschumi with architectural competitions (Tokyo Opera, 86 - Bibliothèque de France, 89 - KansaïAirport, Osaka, 89 - Kyoto Forum, 91 - Zeniths for Nancy and Tours, 91).

Professor at ESA, Architecture School, 2007-present. Professor at Paris-Tolbiac, Architecture School, 1991. Lecture on glass, Centre Suisse des Constructeurs de Fenêtres et Façades, Zurich, 1993. Advisor for Minister of Infrastructure, Lodgement and Transports, architectural research office Research program related to architectural education, 1993. Speaker at MDO conference, Monte Carlo, November 1994. Speaker at symposium Columbia University in conjunction with MOMA, New York on light architecture, Sept. 1995. Co- Authored book Structural Glass, with P. Rice. Editions Moniteur 1991 2nd edition 1995, Moniteur (Fr), Birkhauser (D), Chapman Hall (UK). Paper for « Paris sous verre - La ville et ses reflets », Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris, 1996. Paper and lecture at Bauzentrum Conference « Innovativ Bauen mit Glass » Munich, 1996. Specialist Consultant on jury panel for marble\glass laminates for ENSAD facility by Philippe Starck and Luc-Arsene Henry for the French Ministry of Culture, 1996. Graduate Professor of architecture, Columbia University, NY, 1994 and 1997. Author of article in A + U, on Columbia University, Lerner hall Student Centre, Hub Glass Wall, Sept. 1997. Speaker at ‘Fondation de l’Architecture et de l’ingénierie’ conference, Luxembourg, 1997 Speaker at Symposium CGAC, Santiago della Compostella, Spain 1998. Lecture and Paris architecture tour, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia & Paris, July 1995, July 1998, April & July 1999. Speaker at symposium, Ohio State University ‘ Realizing the Avante Garde’ Professor Kipnis,Columbus Ohio, April 1999. Speaker at ‘Glass in Buildings’ conference in Bath, (UK) March 1999. Speaker Glass Days conference in Tampere, Finland June, 1999. Speaker for Ariscraft Lecture, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, July 1999. Speaker at Technisches Universitat, Prof. Helmut Richter, Vienna, 1999. Paper for « Perspecta edition Reading Structures » Yale University, 2000. Co -Authored book Glass Walls, Glass Ramps, with B. Tschumi. 2000, Architectural Association Press, London. Speaker at school of Architecture, Austria. 2000. Speaker at Structural Engineering institute Hong Kong, 2000. Speaker at the school of Paris Versailles, 2000 & 2001. Speaker at the Neue Perspectiven im Liechtbau, Universitat Stuttgart, Prof. Werner Sobek 2000 & 2001. Speaker at Glass-Tech Asia, Singapore, March 2000 & 2002 Author for papers for GA – Glass architecture – Japan, Autumn 2001 Speaker at Nancy School of Architecture, France, May 2002. Speaker at ‘ILEK’ conference, Prof. Werner Sobek, Stuttgart, October 2002 Speaker and seminar at Sci Arc Los Angeles, July 2003 Speaker at EPF Engineering School, Paris, May 2003, July 2004 & May 2007 Speaker at ‘Citta’ di Torino, Urban Centre conference on Turin Olympic Village development July, 2004

Paper on Passerella Olimpico at Footbridge 2005 international conference Decembre Venice 2005 Speaker at Glasstech Asia, Bangkok December 2005 Participant on television presentation Man Made Marvels, Discovery Channel on Turin Olymic Games 2005 Participation at public dabate on Turin Urbanism April 2006 Speaker at Ecole Speciale d’architecture, May 2007 Speaker in Conference on Glass in the Acropolis Museum, Onassis Center, New York, October 2007 Author for Paper on Passerella Olimpica à Turin in OTUA Ouvrages Metalliques N° 5 , 2008 Author of Glass in the New Acropolis Museum Intelligent Glass Solutions, No.1 2008 Author on Drugstore Publicis Glass Screens, Intelligent Glass Solutions, No.1 2008 Participant on television presentation Man Made Marvels, Discovery Channel on Changi Airport Terminal 3, Singapore 2008 Author on New Changi Facades for Singapore, Intelligent Glass Solutions No.4 2008

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