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Aarhus Social and Health Care College in Denmark by Cubo Arkitekter

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Article source: Cubo Arkitekter 

The human scale

During their time on the school the students will follow different educations and classes preparing them socially and professionally for a praxis of health care and pedagogy.

In the Aarhus Social and Health Care College places the human being in center. Therefor it is the human scale, which influences the new schools vision for a rich, variated and humanistic architecture.

Image Courtesy © Martin Schubert

  • Architects: Cubo Arkitekter
  • Project: Aarhus Social and Health Care College
  • Location: Aarhus, Denmark
  • Photography: Martin Schubert 
  • Software used: Revit, SketchUp
  • Client: Aarhus Social- og Sundhedsskole
  • Landscape: Møller og Grønborg
  • Contracter: C.C. Contractor
  • Engineer: Niras
  • Area: 13.000 m2
  • Finished: 2015


Curricular administrative building Lycée María Auxiliadora in Linares, Chile by SURCO Arquitectos

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Article source: SURCO Arquitectos 

The opportunity to rebuild on the same site allowed that along with the building was proposed to reorder an establishment that grew up without an apparent programmatic order according to age; Thus focused on the new building the entire administrative and curriculum, previously scattered program at the College, in addition to rooms of attention of parents and the main entrance to the College, thus replacing a precarious access and a few classrooms, a place with a more public condition under the logic of the place where it is inserted.

Image Courtesy © SURCO

  • Architects: SURCO Arquitectos
  • Project: Curricular administrative building Lycée María Auxiliadora
  • Location: O’Higgins and Kurt Möller Corner facing Plaza de Armas, Linares, Maule Region, Chile
  • Photography: SURCO
  • Architect in Charge: Juan Paulo Alarcón Carreño
  • Contributors: Felipe Alarcón Carreño
  • Promoter: MINEDUC Reconstruction
  • Predominant materials: Reinforced concrete in sight, Steel, Glass D.V.H., Steel corten and Pine wood radiata
  • Land area: 367,7 m2
  • Constructed area: 735.4 m2
  • Year of project: 2011
  • Year of construction: 2011


University of Pennsylvania New College House in Philadelphia by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Article source: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Designed to enrich the academic life of students and embody the vibrancy of its urban setting, the 198,000-square-foot New College House brings together undergraduates, graduates, faculty and staff in a shared community. As the University of Pennsylvania’s first purpose-built college house, the building is poised to enliven the campus experience for the 21st century and beyond.

Image Courtesy © Jeffrey Totaro

  • Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Project: University of Pennsylvania New College House
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Photography: Jeffrey Totaro, Nic Lehoux and Gregory Benson
  • Client: University of Pennsylvania
  • Design Principal/Principal-in-Charge: Frank W. Grauman, FAIA, LEED AP
  • Design Principal: Bernard J. Cywinski, FAIA (1940-2011)
  • Project Manager: Dana Reed, AIA, LEED AP
  • Project Architects: Anthony Pregiato, RA, LEED AP BD+C and Erin Roark, AIA, LEED AP


New building for “El Redín” College in Pamplona, Spain by Otxotorena Arquitectos

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Article source: Otxotorena Arquitectos 

The program of needs of the project is in function of the expectations of students of the School, given the evolution of the demand of places. And it is articulated around the requirements of the legislation in force in the matter, within the framework of the specificities of the educational project of the entity.

Image Courtesy © Rubén Pérez Bescós

  • Architects: Otxotorena Arquitectos (Juan M. Otxotorena Elizegi, Gloria Herrera Damas)
  • Project: New building for “El Redín” College
  • Location: Pamplona, Navarre (Spain)
  • Photography: JoséManuel Cutillas and  Rubén Pérez Bescós
  • Project quantity surveyors: Isabelino Río Rodríguez, Ignacio Quintana Ortiz, Pablo Tejero Ariño
  • Structure engineering: ALBERDI estructuras
  • Facilities engineering: otxotorena arquitectos
  • Promoter: FEISA
  • Budget: 1.081.107 €
  • Total area: 1.478,00 m2
  • Construction date: 2011-2013


Óscar Romerocollege in Dendermonde, Belgium by De Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Article source: De Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects

The south side of the Óscar Romerocollege borders on the historical inner city of Dendermonde. The patchwork sequence of courtyards and streets is typical of this location. Two college buildings have already been built. A further two buildings – a tuition building and a sports complex – will be added and are intended to strengthen the school’s identity. We have extended this objective to include a connection to the historic centre. A connection that has been created by blending into the structure of the public spaces. The existing courtyards have been extended to include two new courtyards and a promenade. The four school buildings, each of which has its own individual appearance, create a powerful rhythm on the north side. This is where the main entrance is located. A covered path connects the existing and new buildings and takes the students past the different courtyards, each of which has its own function and identity.

Image Courtesy © De Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects


St Joseph’s Nudgee College in Queensland, Australia by m3architecture

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: m3architecture 

The Bathersby Boarding Village is akin to a castle in the centre of a city (the school). It is a place where every boy can feel like “the King of the Castle”.

Fort-like boarding houses have a long tradition in English schools. They offer appropriate frameworks for safety, security and community building.

Image Courtesy © Christopher Frederick Jones

Image Courtesy © Christopher Frederick Jones

  • Architects: m3architecture
  • Project: St Joseph’s Nudgee College
  • Location: Queensland, Australia
  • Photography: Christopher Frederick Jones
  • Software used: Revit


12 Degrees in Ontario, Canada by CORE Architects Inc.

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Article source: CORE Architects Inc.

12 degrees was designed as an urban infill project, fitting into the context of a mixed use residential area where the city block has buildings that include both the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Ontario College of Art and Design.

Given the artistic nature of the city block, the design became a playful exercise in massing and an anchor to the south-west corner of the block.  The design can be read as analogous to the stacking of toy blocks, with one of the blocks skewed at 12 degrees from the others.

Image Courtesy © CORE Architects Inc.

Image Courtesy © CORE Architects Inc.

  • Architects: CORE Architects Inc.
  • Project: 12 Degrees
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Software used: REVIT and AutoCad


The new Da Vinci College in Rosendaal, The Netherlands by Ector Hoogstad Architecten

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Article source: Ector Hoogstad Architecten 

The Da Vinci College in Roosendaal, in the south of the Netherlands, moved into new premises at the start of the present school year. Ector Hoogstad Architects has designed a light, spacious and above all adventurous building that feels and functions like a city in miniature. The school offers a mix of academic and vocational qualifications (VMBO and Praktijkschool in Dutch) to about a thousand pupils. Each pupil has a home base in one of the “clubhouses” scattered around the school, alongside a variety of practical rooms and communal facilities. All these spaces are ingeniously connected by a network of streets, squares and gardens, stairs and terraces. In line with the philosophy of the school, equal weight is attached to ensuring a safe learning environment and challenging the pupils.

 Image Courtesy ©  Petra Appelhof

Image Courtesy © Petra Appelhof

  • Architects: Ector Hoogstad Architecten
  • Project: The new Da Vinci College
  • Location: Bovendonk 1, Roosendaal, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Petra Appelhof and Koen Klijn
  • Client: Ons Middelbaar Onderwijs
  • Design: Ector Hoogstad Architecten, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Project team: Joost Ector, Max Pape, Koen Klijn, Bart de Wilde, Elia Salcedo Quiles, Ridwan Tehupelasury, Marco Verroen
  • Building management: ICS adviseurs
  • Management: Da Vinci College
  • Building physics consultant: IMd raadgevend ingenieurs
  • Consultant construction costs: Ingenieursbureau Multical
  • Gross floor plan: new development 9.300 m2, renovation 4.200 m2, total 13.500 m2
  • Completion: June 2016


Corning Community College Library & Learning Commons in New York by HOLT Architects

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Article source: HOLT Architects

HOLT Architects was asked by Corning Community College to renovate and modernize the functionality of the College’s traditional Library; centralize the Campus’ Learning Centers; encourage independent learning on Campus and support the 21st century student; and support the 24-hour student by providing facilities for new modes and hours of study.

Image Courtesy © HOLT Architects

Image Courtesy © HOLT Architects

  • Architects: HOLT Architects (Maria Livingston)
  • Project: Corning Community College Library & Learning Commons
  • Location: New York, USA


Nigde University – Ayhan Sahenk Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies in Turkey by PAB Architects

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Article source: PAB Architects

Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies consists of four departments, classrooms, lecture rooms, laboratories and social facilities. The project aims to unite theoretical and practical education via its architectural approach by interweaving the buildings and the applied agricultural land into each other. Agricultural landscape continues throughout the building and unites indoor and outdoor areas. Students not only work in laboratories for practical education, but they also work on land with seeds and seedlings for various researches. This approach defines landscape as a crucial part of daily life in the faculty and places the buildings around a courtyard as its core.  While the landscape enables experimental agriculture, it also allows different plants in different seasons to become landscape elements for the building. The courtyard, while maximizing the natural ventilation and lighting, also becomes a social gathering space for students.

Image Courtesy © PAB Architects

Image Courtesy © PAB Architects

  • Architects: PAB Architects (Pinar Gokbayrak, Ali Eray, Burcin Yildirim)
  • Project: Nigde University – Ayhan Sahenk Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies
  • Location: Nigde, Turkey
  • Project team: Pinar Gokbayrak, Ali Eray, Burcin Yildirim, Samim Magriso, Ekin Aytac, Eda Ozgener, Zeynep Ceylan, Eda Yeyman
  • Consultants: Eda Lerzan Tuncbil, Emre Arslan, Elif Celik
  • Construction area: 24.000m2


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