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Primary School Aarle-Rixtel in Laarbeek, Holland by architecten|en|en

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Article source: architecten|en|en

A school building is a special building in a little village, because almost all the inhabitants have spent an important part of their life there.

This means that, as an architect, you can give children something for the rest of their lives, because everbody remembers his or hers old school building.

“The building as an adventure” was therefor the starting point of the design.

Image Courtesy © BASE Photography

  • Architects: architecten|en|en
  • Project: Primary School Aarle-Rixtel
  • Location: Laarbeek, Holland
  • Photography: BASE Photography
  • Client: Municipality of Laarbeek
  • Gross Floor Area: 2585 m² (new) 430 m² (renovation)
  • Design: 2011
  • Year of Use: 2016


Machaon Valley in Tatarstan, Russia by LEVS architecten

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Article source: LEVS architecten

LEVS architecten has won an international competition for the design of a new residential area nearby the Russian city of Kazan. The winning master plan and architectural concept take a ‘Dutch approach’ to create a living environment for approximately 17,000 residents. Intimate dimensions, green spaces, informal bike paths and walkways, adequate facilities, and spirited architecture together make the Machaon Valley a sustainable community.

Image Courtesy © LEVS architecten

Image Courtesy © LEVS architecten

  • Architects: LEVS architecten
  • Project: Machaon Valley
  • Location:  Malye KabanyKazan, Tatarstan, Russia


Centre de dia i casal de gent gran de Blancafort in Spain by GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Article source: GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

Day center and home for the elderly of Blancafort.

A social building necessary for the elderly of the village of Blancafort and its neighboring municipalities.

The initial observation of the plot and its environment led to consider that the future building did not have to solve only a program and a requirement of an isolated building, but it also had to help consolidate the nearest urban fabric, creating an entrance to the village with its own personality and public character.

Image Courtesy © GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

Image Courtesy © GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte


DAY CARE CENTER FOR BENETTON in Treviso, ITALY by Alberto Campo Baeza

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Article source: Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza 

We built a square box composed of nine smaller squares. The center square emerges to bring light from the heights of the vestibule. The classrooms are arranged in the surrounding squares.

Image Courtesy © Marco Zanta

Image Courtesy © Marco Zanta

  • Architects: Alberto Campo Baeza
  • Location: Ponzano Veneto, Treviso, ITALY
  • Photography: Marco Zanta, Hisao Suzuki
  • Contributor: Jesus Donaire
  • Property Coordinator: Michele Zanella
  • Construction Management: Alberto Campo Baeza, Jesus Donaire, Massimo Benetton
  • Structure: Andrea Rigato
  • Builder: CEV spa, Eurogroup spa, Saran Angelo & C. snc, La Quercia, ISAFF srl
  • Area: 1868 m2
  • Date of project: 2006
  • Year built: 2007


CRÈCHE DES ORTEAUX in Paris, France by Avenier Cornejo Architectes

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Article source: Avenier Cornejo Architectes

The architectural firm, Avenier Cornejo, has just completed a crèche for 66 children in the 20th arrondissement of Paris. The crèche is located in the new Fréquel Fontarabie district, where the public pathway meets the square. It is a unique building which adds to the identity of the neighbourhood. Being one of the first places that children discover outside their own family unit, a crèche needs to provide a reassuring atmosphere where children can grow and prosper. The crèche is there both to protect children and help them discover the world around them.

Image Courtesy © David Foessel

Image Courtesy © David Foessel

  • Architects: Avenier Cornejo Architectes
  • Location: Fréquel Fontarabie district, near 2 place Melina-Marcouri 75020, Paris, France
  • Photography: Julien Lanoo, David Foessel
  • Software used: ArchiCad
  • Project leader: Joachim Bakary,  Martine Marsault, Xavier Haas
  • Project team: LGX [BET TCE], CAPTERRE [HEQ]
  • Client: SLA20 – Section local de l’architecture de la Ville de Paris
  • Land area: 865 m²
  • Floor surface area: 1037,5 m²
  • Crèche: 935,1 m²
  • Apartment: 102,4 m²
  • Calendar: 2009-2014
  • Cost: 3,49 M€ HT


NDBS in Paris, France by Atelier Zündel Cristea

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Article source: Atelier Zündel Cristea

AZC’s project for Notre-Dame de Bon Secours had to manage two major issues. Firstly, it involved rebuilding within the urban fabric of the city by reshaping an occupied site in order to give it greater clarity and adapting it to today’s urban requirements. Secondly, the consideration of how to integrate vulnerable or aging populations into the city, and how this should be addressed architecturally.

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

  • Architects: Atelier Zündel Cristea
  • Project: NDBS
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Sergio GRAZIA
  • Design Team: 
    • Lead architects:
    • Grégoire Zündel and Irina Cristea, architects–associates
    • Nicolas Souchko and Mario Russo (competition)
    • Elena Melzoba (design studies)
    • Célia Horn (site)
    • Alberto Gatti (site)
  • BRIEF: Residential care-home for the elderly (98 places), nursing home (66 places), creche (64 places), children’s healthcare centre and car park (44 places)
  • Site:
    • Surface area of site: 29,000 sq m
    • Specific urban regulations/ listed site and protected inner-city green space
    • Specific climatic and geological constraints
  • Area: 
    • Footprint: 27,000 sq m
    • Useable surface area and circulation space:
    • Useable surface area: 8,460 sq m / Circulation: 3,312 sq m  (more…)

Nursery “Pluchke” in Brussels, Belgium by ZAmpone architectuur

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Article source: ZAmpone architectuur

The projects’ brief consisted off the increase of capacity of the existing daycare center in urban context of 35 to 75 child places. The existing daycare center was housed in a decrepit church. ZAmpone chooses to demolish and start with a new build.

Image Courtesy © Tim Van de Velde

Image Courtesy © Tim Van de Velde

  • Architects: ZAmpone architectuur
  • Project: Nursery “Pluchke”
  • Location: Horzelstraat 28/4, 1180 Ukkel, Belgium
  • Photography: Tim Van de Velde
  • Client: vzw kind- en jeugdzorg Ukkel-Caelevoet
  • Artwork: Moos gallery
  • Partners: 
    • Contractor: DSV nv
    • Structural engineer: Jo Deflander bvba
    • Technical engineer: AA&O nv
  • Floor area surface: 1200 m²
  • Budget: € 2.035.000 excl. VAT and fees
  • Procurement: competition
  • Design/execution: 2007 / 2014


Quezon daycenter in Philippines by Yuusuke Karasawa Architects

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Article source: Yuusuke Karasawa Architects

This facility is a day care center planned in the city of Quezon, located north-east of Manila, Philippines. The Philippine day care center, while its main function is a kindergarten/nursery, it also provides lodgings for the socially vulnerable and serves as a town community center. By having multiple functions, the day care center is more than just a nursery—it is a ”multi-purpose housing” made available for the city’s residents. It is a place where neighbors communicate with each other, a place of life and activities for the children and people without family. There, what is being contemplated is the proper way of a public “housing” that also provides communal functionalism.

Image Courtesy © Yuusuke Karasawa Architects

Image Courtesy © Yuusuke Karasawa Architects

  • Architects: Yuusuke Karasawa Architects
  • Project: Quezon daycenter
  • Location: Quezon, Philippines
  • Software used: Rhinoceros in modeling, V-ray in rendering.
  • Stories: 1floor
  • Consultants: Structured Environment—Alan Burden,structural
  • Structural system: timber structure
  • Major materials: hard cypress(wall),white concrete,hard cypress(flooring)
  • Site area: 2,382.51m2
  • Footprint area: 281.25m2
  • Total floor area: 95.55m2
  • Design: 2010-2014
  • Construction: 2015


Day Care Centre in Kustgatan, Sweden by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Article source: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

A day care center housing 4 groups of children as well as common areas is located in the scenic area between the beach and the old fishing town Råå – in connection to the local primary school.

Image Courtesy © jens markus lindhe

Image Courtesy © jens markus lindhe

  • Architects: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
  • Project: Day Care Centre
  • Location: Kustgatan 1, 252 70 Råå, Sweden
  • Photography: jens markus lindhe
  • Area: 525 m2
  • Client: City of Helsingborg
  • Engineer, constructions: Tyréns AB
  • Status: Opened August 2013


Omenapuisto Day-Care-Center in Helsinki, Finland by Hakli Architects

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Article source:  Hakli Architects

The Omenapuisto day-care centre is designed on a narrow site and follows the adjoining street pattern. The southern part of the site is reserved as a play area which the group rooms and corridors open on to. The aim is to achieve lightness and openness coupled with the necessary degree of supervision.

Image Courtesy © Jussi Tiainen

  • Architects: Hakli Architects
  • Project: Omenapuisto Day-Care-Center
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: Jussi Tiainen
  • Translation: Nicholas Mayow
  • Floor area: 890 kem2
  • Year of completion: 2013
  • Building Developer: Helsingin kaupunki, Tilakeskus
  • Client: City of Helsinki, Social Servicves Department, Child Day Care
  • Building developer consult: A-Insinöörit Rakennuttaminen Oy
  • Structural design: HKR-ARK-TTO / Antti Nurmi
  • HPAC design: Pöyry Finland Oy
  • Electrical design: Olof Granlund, United Engineers Ltd
  • Main contractor: Larmix Group Oy
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