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Vol Walker Hall & the Steven L. Anderson Design Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas by MARLON BLACKWELL ARCHITECTS

Monday, March 12th, 2018


The Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas is a striking hybrid of a beautifully restored and renovated historical building, Vol Walker Hall (65,000 SF), and a contemporary insertion and addition, the Steven L. Anderson Design Center (37,000 SF). The coupling of old and new invigorates the historical center of the campus and revitalizes the educational environment of Vol Walker Hall, the campus’s original library and home to the School of Architecture since 1968. The expanded facility unites all three departments – architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design – under one roof for the first time, reinforcing the School’s identity and creating a cross-disciplinary, collaborative learning environment.

North Elevation, Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

  • Project: Vol Walker Hall & the Steven L. Anderson Design Center
  • Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
  • Photography: Timothy Hursley
  • Associate Architect: Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects


University Campus Saint-Charles – Phase 2 in Montpellier, France by HELLIN-SEBBAG, ARCHITECTES ASSOCIES

Friday, March 9th, 2018


Some phase 1 photographs, as a reminder

The Hellin-Sebbag office began work in 2004 on the Saint-Charles Hospital site at Montpellier.
Delivered in 2011, the first phase converted the general hospital into university buildings for graduates and researchers in the Faculty of Humanities, Paul Valéry University.

Patience and perseverance were necessary to restore new life to a site at this scale.

Entrance facade on esplanade, Image Courtesy © Jean-Pierre PORCHER

  • Project: University Campus Saint-Charles – Phase 2
  • Location: Montpellier, France
  • Photography: Jean-Pierre PORCHER
  • Client: State – Ministry of Education, Research and Innovation, Montpellier Education Authority
  • Joint Contractors: FABRICA TRACEORUM : Heritage architect
  • For Project: GEC Ingénierie : Fluid engineering


Maersk Tower in Copenhagen, Denmark by C.F. Møller Architects

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Article source: C.F. Møller Architects

The Maersk Tower is a state-of-the-art research building whose innovative architecture creates the optimum framework for world-class health research, making it a landmark in Copenhagen. It aims to contribute positively by linking the University of Copenhagen with the surrounding neighbourhoods and wider city.

The Tower is an extension of Panum, the University of Copenhagen’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, and contains both research and teaching facilities, as well as a conference centre with auditoriums and meeting rooms, connected to the latest technology. With its easily identifiable and dynamically curved shape, the 15 storey research tower stands as a sculptural linchpin for the University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, whilst equally forming a visible link between the city and the North Campus.

Image Courtesy © Adam Moerk

  • Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
  • Project: Maersk Tower
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Adam Moerk
  • Client: The Danish Property Agency for the University of Copenhagen; supported by the A.P. Møller Foundation
  • Collaborators: Aggebo&Henriksen, Cenergia, Gordon Farquharson, Innovation Lab
  • Landscape Architect: SLA
  • Engineer: Rambøll
  • Size: 42,700 m2 (24,700m² laboratories, offices and shared facilities and 18,000 m² foyer, canteen, auditoria, classrooms, plant)
  • Year: 2010-2017


Ensae Paristech Campus Paris-Saclay in France by CAB ARCHITECTES (CALORI AZIMI BOTINEAU)

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018


When we discovered the immense sky and the plateau devoid of physical constraints we sought to capture the landscape by a simple form and by an abstract architectural language.

The proximity of the site to the edge of the woodland led us intuitively to the primary material as it seemed necessary in this country-side site to place the building lightly on the ground. To achieve this we chose to define the project by a steel exoskeleton.

Image Courtesy © AldoAmoretti

  • Project: Ensae Paristech Campus Paris-Saclay
  • Location: ZAC du Quartier de l’Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau (91)
  • Photography: Aldo Amoretti, Olivier Rigal
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, InDesign, Photoshop, and Word, Excel.
  • Client: Groupe des Ecoles Nationales d’Economie et de Statistique (GENES)
  • Lead Architects: Christophe Wilke
  • Project Director: Cécile Jalby
  • Landscape: MARTEL ET MICHEL paysage
  • Structure and civils: BATISERF BET Structure


Reused Student housing at Campus Melaten in Germany by SzturArchitekten GmbH

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Article source: SzturArchitekten GmbH 

Campus Melaten is an area of land belonging to the state of North Rhine-Westphalia that has been granted to the RWTH Aachen University for expansion purposes, and residential use is generally not permitted.

Image Courtesy © Andreas Horsky Photography

  • Architects: SzturArchitekten GmbH
  • Project: Reused Student housing at Campus Melaten
  • Location: Aachen, Germany
  • Photography: Andreas Horsky Photography 
  • Client: Student Campus Melaten BV
  • Developer: Blauw Estate BV, Niederlande
  • Floor area: Ca. 10.100 m²
  • Appartements: 285
  • Appartements small a 26m²: 264
  • Appartements big a 29 m²: 21
  • Cafe: Ca. 90 m²


iCampus in Munich, Germany by KAAN Architecten

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Article source: KAAN Architecten 

KAAN Architecten has won the competition launched by R&S Realty II, to design the facades of three new office buildings for iCampus in the Werksviertel district of Munich. Works will start in 2020 and be completed by the end of 2022.

Located in a former industrial and commercial area behind the Ostbahnhof train station, the new development strives to blend existing industrial and office buildings with a new contemporary layer, dedicated to the creative industry. The Alpha, Beta, Gamma buildings, whose structure and floorplans have been designed by RKW Architektur +, will not merely rely on standard and strict German office rules to define their architecture, but will also express transparency and encompass lofty spaces that clearly represent the creative industry of the 21st century. The facade design by KAAN Architecten will underline and support the identity of the buildings to consolidate and unite the Werksviertel aesthetic, while at the same time being iconic within its own right.

Image Courtesy © KAAN Architecten

  • Architects: KAAN Architecten (Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio)
  • Project: iCampus
  • Location: Friedenstraße, Werksviertel, Munich (Germany)
  • Client: R&S Realty II, Munich
  • Management: RKS Ingenieurgesellschaft für Projektmanagement mbH, Munich Subsidiary
  • Design team: Jana Culek, Di Fang, Paolo Faleschini, Michael Geensen, Moritz Kuehl, Hannes Ochmann, Aldo Trim, Claudia Vermeulen, Yang Zhang
  • GFA: 13.900 sqm (Alpha building), 10.900 sqm (Beta building), 13.900 sqm (Gamma building)
  • Design: 2017
  • Start construction: 2020
  • Delivery: 2022


The new Humanitas University Campus in Milano, Italy by Filippo Taidelli Architetto

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Article source: Filippo Taidelli Architetto 

Has taken place in Pieve Emanuele (MI) the official opening of the new Humanitas University Campus – International faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Physiotherapy at the Humanitas Research Hospital – a complex of buildings and greenery designed by Architect Filippo Taidelli of the FTA Studio: an articulated university campus consisting of 3 new buildings for about 25.000 sqm, leading to educational contents and environmental sustainability.

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

  • Architects: Filippo Taidelli Architetto
  • Project: The new Humanitas University Campus
  • Location: Milano, Italy
  • Photography: Andrea Martiradonna
  • Client: PIEVE s.r.l.
  • Project manager: ing. Andrea Bambini
  • Construction manager: geom. Andrea Gardelli
  • Lighting design: Rossi Bianchi Lighting Design


A. Alfred Taubman Wing, University of Michigan by Preston Scott Cohen, Inc.

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Article source: Preston Scott Cohen, Inc. 


The principal goal of the new Taubman Building is to create a new center for the school, a space called the commons, which will enable new forms of collaboration between faculty, staff and students and between the Architecture and Planning programs.

Image Courtesy © James Haefner

  • Design Architect: Preston Scott Cohen, Inc.
  • Project: A. Alfred Taubman Wing, University of Michigan
  • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • Architect of Record: Integrated Design Solutions
  • Photography: James Haefner
  • Client: A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Owner: University of Michigan
  • Total construction cost: $22,600,000
  • Gross square footage: 36,000
  • Total project cost: $28,500,00
  • Completion date: September 2017


School Campus De Vonk – De Pluim in Knokke-Heist, Belgium by NL Architects

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Article source: NL Architects 


To accommodate the merger of two primary schools the city of Knokke-Heist has developed an ambitious project: a so-called Passiefschool. The building has to comply with the highest environmental standards which should lead to a maximal consumption of 15 kWh per square meter for heating and cooling. A number of measures have been taken, some technical and some architectonic, to reach this goal. So besides triple glass, heavy duty insulation and the ‘Canadian Well’ for instance, the building features a ‘Volcano’ for night ventilation and a multifunctional porch to block the direct rays of the sun.

Image Courtesy © NL Architects

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Project: School Campus De Vonk – De Pluim
  • Location: Knokke-Heist, Belgium
  • Client: Gemeente Knokke-Heist
  • Project Leader: Sarah Möller
  • Team: Guus Peters, Gertjan Machiels, Gerbrand van Oostveen, Giulia Pastore, Michael Schoner and Gen Yamamoto with Shuichiro Mitomo, Justine Lemesre, Jasper Selen, Christian Asbø, Mindaugas Glodenis, Else Ferf Jentink, Luca Kaptein Roodnat (cover drawing)
  • Structural Engineer: ABT België


Anadolu Data Center Campus in Ankara, Turkey by Manco Architects

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Article source: Manco Architects

The facility that includes the largest data center spaces and supplementary buildings for the Turkish banking sector was designed by Manço Architects who won the invited competition opened by KKB Kredi Kayit Burosu. Architectural and engineering designs were entirely developed with Revit BIM software, in cooperation with a large team of consultants with the aim of attaining Uptime Tier 4 data center and LEED Gold green building certificates.

Image Courtesy © Manco Architects

  • Architects: Manco Architects
  • Project: Anadolu Data Center Campus
  • Location: Ankara, Turkey
  • Software used: AutocadSketchUp, Revit


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