ROC Mondriaan in The Hague officially opened the schools that were renovated by Fokkema & Partners to become a new Hospitality Campus. At the opening, the Mayor of The Hague Van Aartsen stated: ‘This new campus is an asset to the city and for education in the region’. Today more than ever, the school can cooperate with the city and local business opening its facilities for events and meetings. The design by Fokkema & Partners provides the students with a fully equipped and bright learning environment as well as with a vibrant heart where they can practice their skills. Organized around a grand café in the central atrium there are several restaurant “pockets”. These pockets with different hospitality concepts each have their unique style and offer splendid views of the student activity in the preparation kitchens. A new canopy over the entrance accentuates the view into the grand café depot.
The Campus of Segovia is placed on a large plot in the suburbs of this historical city. It is a site defined by the lack of public spaces. This project intends to create an important cultural pole. Therefore, it stands surrounding a big covered square which will be used not only by students and teachers, but also by the neighbours of the area.
The University of Manchester has received planning permission from Manchester City Council to create a £350 million engineering campus designed by Dutch architecture practice Mecanoo. The new engineering campus will be a Manchester landmark, celebrating engineering within the world’s first modern city.
Technology giant Barco officially moves into its new Kortrijk campus. The new headquarters, ‘The Circle’, is the crowning jewel. The circular, transparent icon takes centre stage on the campus, with the goal of connecting the Barco employees and visitors with each other. Jean‐Michel Jaspers, CEO at Jaspers‐Eyers: “The building just is really dynamic, and gives Barco the appearance it deserves.”
The idea was to plan a building which is dedicated to jazz. It was a challenge to bring the two disciplines together as jazzmusic works with improvisation and serendipity while architecture seaks to avoid random and tries to plan and fix things to make them persist. The second question was how to integrate a new building into the grown city structure of the old town in Basel. During our research we realized that the plan of the buildings on the site hasn’t changed much during centuries although the buildings themselves were exchanged several times. So we decided to believe in the “architecture-trouvée” and create the building’s volume on the base of the old citymap. The result is a diverse volume with a courtyard in the center.
The Russas Advanced Campus of the Federal University of Ceará is part of a larger plan to take public University to the interior of Brazil, democratizing opportunities. The first stage consists of three structural units: the portico access, the connecting walkway and the administrative and teaching building. The design was thought to facilitate future expansions and design each unit according to their specific function, also seeking to give unity to the group, either through building elements and materials used, or through the appreciation of the free shaded areas without a defined use, also present throughout the buildings. The understanding that the exchange of knowledge occurs also in these meeting spaces has motivated the creation of it.
The campus of Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf consists mostly of four- to six-storey concrete buildings, which had been built in the 1970s. The new “Oeconomicum – School of Economics”, centrally located between the university library and the medical school, next to the central pedestrian mall, marked the beginning of a general overhaul of the campus including renovation works and new constructions. It has become the new landmark of the campus.
Team ingenhoven architects: Christoph Ingenhoven, Martin Reuter, Peter Jan van Ouwerkerk, Roland Grube, Darko Cvetuljski, Dieter Henze, Anke Koch, Marco Lachmann, Volker Ritter, Ulrike Schmälter, Peter Georg Vahlhaus
Structural Engineering: Werner Sobek Ingenieure GmbH, Stuttgart Facade Consultant Werner Sobek Ingenieure GmbH, Stuttgart
Landscape Architecture: Ingenhoven architects, Düsseldorf with WKM Weber Klein Maas Landschafts architekten, Meerbusch
Green Good Design Award 2012
International Architecture Awards 2012 – nominated
The design of the new student housing for the University of Southern Denmark in Odense is based on a strong community spirit. The 250 student residences are located in three interconnected 15-storey buildings. This means that the residence has no front or back, but appears attractive from a 360-degree perspective. The building’s distinctive shape will make it easily recognizable on the campus, and clearly advertises its distinct residential content.
The Maison du Savoir is both an icon of the future and a reminder of the past. Conceived and constructed by baumschlager eberle in cooperation with Christian Bauer & Associés Architectes as the focal point of the new University of Luxembourg campus, the building is a striking and highly visible landmark. What was once the site of a steel plant in the Belval district of Esch-sur Alzette is now the centrepiece of the new Cité des Sciences.
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A new campus for the German and French schools is being created in the Yangpu district of Shanghai to plans by gmp Architects. The two independent school buildings share public and communal areas at the future Eurocampus. At the heart of the school complex, a piazza provides space for German and French students to meet.