Emidio Piermarini to present at ‘City of Dreams: From design to production’
Join us on 14th July at the ‘City of Dreams: From design to production’ lecture, part of the AIA HK advanced technology series.
Project engineer Emidio Piermarini, will be discussing how we used cutting edge parametric-based engineering techniques and finite element analysis to design 2,500 unique complex steelwork connections for the exoskeleton.
Emidio Piermarini E.I. is a structural engineer with BuroHappold Engineering. Upon graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 3 years ago, he joined Buro Happold in Dubai and then transferred to BuroHappold Hong Kong. In his time with BuroHappold, he has been involved in many complex jobs which push engineering to its contemporary limits, such as projects such as Zaha Hadid’s City of Dreams Hotel D in Macau, and the XRL West Kowloon Terminus and XiQu Operahouse in Hong Kong. Emidio has a special interest in parametric and computational techniques that allow structural engineers to more efficiently and effectively do what they do best – design!
When you look around your local community or city, you can see most buildings are pretty much the same. The buildings’ exteriors may have a different coat of paint, brick, or glazing, but in the end, most of the spaces in which we live in regularly are rectilinear, “normal” spaces. As such, most contemporary design codes are oriented to helping designers safely produce such buildings and most designers will spend their careers within the safety bubble of these guides.
Every once in a while though, a fortunate few designers push the boundaries of “normal”, and therefore, have to break though the comfort zone of typical design into a new realm of creativity and cutting edge thinking to produce something truly special. Zaha Hadid’s City of Dreams Hotel D embodies this spirit and in this AIA sponsored event, some of the fortunate few designers will share their stories.
To find out more and register for the event, please visit http://www.aiahk.org/events/aia-hong-kong-advance-technology-lecture-series-city-of-dreams-from-design-to-production/