Archive for the ‘Educational and Business Center’ Category
Friday, April 27th, 2018
Article source: WSDG Walters-Storyk Design Group
A global research university with over 24,000 students, Drexel University is one of America’s 15 largest private universities and ranks among the country’s top 100 institutes of higher learning. “Student response to Drexel’s unique Music Industry program has grown exponentially since it was introduced in 2001,” says Allen Sabinson, dean of Drexel’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. “We recognized the need to expand the popular recording, mixing, production facility to effectively support the two tracks of our popular Music Industry programs Recording Arts & Music Production (RAMP) and Music Business. In the spring of 2017, after a $4.5 million fundraising campaign, Drexel engaged WSDG Walters-Storyk Design Group to design its 21st -Century audio production and education complex.
Drexel_Ext, Image Courtesy © WSDG Walters-Storyk Design Group
- Acoustic Consultants: WSDG Walters-Storyk Design Group
- Project: Music Production/Business Edu Complex in Drexel University
- Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
Article source: v2com
The innovative façade of Lynn Pippenger Hall, home to the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg’s Kate Tiedemann College of Business, recalls native coral in an award-winning and ecofriendly building envelope. Pippenger Hall, certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council, received accolades for its ceramic fritted façade from the A|N 2017 Best of Design Awards and has been honored by the American Institute of Architects’ Tampa Bay Chapter.
West facade along 4th Street South / City Entry, Image Courtesy © Brad Feinknopf
- Architects: ikon.5 architects
- Project: Facade of USF-SP’s Tiedemann College of Business
- Location: St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
- Photography: Brad Feinknopf
Monday, November 27th, 2017
Article source: ADEPT
Cortex Park brings together four educational and innovation programs under one roof – connecting students, researchers and staff with shared sports facilities and urban character.
Image Courtesy © Adam Mørk
- Architects: ADEPT
- Project: Cortex Park
- Location: Odense, Denmark
- Photography: Adam Mørk
- Gross Built Area: 7.500 m2
- Completion Year: 2015
Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
Article source: schneider+schumacher
In Europe’s second largest baroque castle schneider+schumacher have created a modern study and conference center for Mannheim Business School, which was officially opened today. A decommissioned boiler room and its associated coal cellar dating from the 1950s have been transformed into landscape art at Mannheim’s palace. “Dug into the garden, the new complex and the historic building together form a remarkable new entity, yet in a stylistic idiom that is unequivocally 21st century, proving that the future is firmly rooted in the past”, claims Michael Schumacher who, together with Till Schneider, owns schneider+schumacher.
Image Courtesy © Kirsten Bucher
- Architects: schneider+schumacher
- Project: Mannheim Business School Study and Conference Center
- Location: Mannheim, Germany
- Photography: Kirsten Bucher
Sunday, November 19th, 2017
Article source: v2com
In the heart of Memphis, Tennessee is the awakened community of Crosstown. The genesis of this urban revival dates back to 1927, where a premier Sears retail store animated the community. At its height, this art-deco building housed 1,500 employees. Over time, shifting demographics and population depletion in Memphis’s urban core led to the store’s closure. As time passed, the 1.5 million sq ft building fell into disrepair. Some thought the building and community unsalvageable. Those some thought wrong. This is a story of the regeneration of an entire community-lost through strategic Urban Design by International Design firm, DIALOG.
Sears Crosstown is Reborn as Crosstown Concourse, Image Courtesy © Jamie Harmon
- Architects: DIALOG
- Project: Sears Department Store
- Location: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
- Photography: Jamie Harmon
Friday, June 30th, 2017
Article source: JGMA
JGMA focuses on generating energy from food waste by reviving silos and invigorating a community. Food is at the center of our daily lives: fueling human bodies, supporting a natural energy cycle, and is one of the most significant reflections of human culture. Despite this, food is continually wasted, in the City of Chicago as at rate of 55 million pounds per month according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Anaerobic Digesters can capture this food waste and generate usable energy in the form of methane gas, which could be the cleaner substitution of energy production within the city. Chicago’s Damen Grain Silo site in Pilsen, a site that once boasted massive grain production in the city has remained unoccupied along the south branch of Chicago’s river. Using the once stratifying infrastructural elements such as a vehicular bridge, the river, and aged vacant grain elevators, a new architecture emerges to suture disparate communities and ultimately connect neighbors to exciting new jobs, educational facilities, and recreational amenities. This area will mark the future of a new model for community-centric infrastructure, focused around bio-digesters, boasting a new international public market, restaurants, public parkland, wholesale food distribution, educational facilities, and a museum dedicated to a century of energy in Chicago.
Image Courtesy © JGMA
- Architects: JGMA
- Project: A Former Grain Silo
- Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Sunday, June 4th, 2017
Article source: DUQUE MOTTA & AA
The project is the result of the competition for the revision of the new Huechuraba Campus master plan, and the definition of the project for its first phase, the Economics and Business Faculty of the Diego Portales University.
The site is located at the foot of San Cristobal hill, sloping and slightly raised above the Huechuraba valley. With the location of the new campus, the Faculty seeks to build a strong link between its academic development and the professional reality, as it is at one of the most important business centers in the city.
Image Courtesy © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
- Architects: DUQUE MOTTA & AA (Rafael Hevia, Rodrigo Duque Motta, Gabriela Manzi)
- Project: Economics and Business Faculty
- Location: Santiago, Chile
- Photography: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
- Collaborator: Catalina Ventura – Martin Holmes
- Project Management: Unidad Servicios Externos UDP
- Structures: Luis Soler P. & Asociados
- Landscape: Francisca Saelzer
Sunday, May 28th, 2017
Article source: LMN Architects
The $52.8 million PACCAR Environmental Technology Building at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington brings to life the vision of WSU’s Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture and the pursuit of interdisciplinary research related to sustainability concerns. The 96,000-square-foot project is a collaboration between designers LMN Architects and general contractor Skanska. The four-story building serves five of WSU’s long-standing research and development centers, all dedicated to tackling multi-faceted environmental issues through interdisciplinary collaboration. “What’s exciting about this project is how it sums up so much of what contemporary education is about—collaboration, exploration…a true interdisciplinary approach—the whole project is essentially one giant laboratory,” notes Mark Reddington, FAIA, Partner at LMN.
Image Courtesy © Ed LaCasse
- Architects: LMN Architects
- Project: PACCAR Environmental Technology Building
- Location: Pullman, Washington, USA
- Photography: Ed LaCasse
- Contractor: Skanska
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
Article source: BoysPlayNice
Experimental structure in Slavkov u Brna is one of several buildings by Zdeněk Fránek, that have been created in partnership with scientists. The task was to develop an innovation center for a family business. A structure that will operate solely on energy gained from natural resources and using water independently thanks to its natural water treatment system.
Architecture of the building presents dichotomous conception of space increasing its effect on a spectator through its duality.
Image Courtesy © Boys Play Nice
- Architects: Fránek Architects (Zdeněk Fránek)
- Project: Experimental Structure
- Location: Liko-Noe, U Splavu 1419, Slavkov u Brna
- Photography: BoysPlayNice
- Co-authors: Libor Musil (Liko-S), Michal Šperling, Dalibor Skácel
- General contractors: Liko-s, Icynene, Novatop, Michal Šperling (constructed wetland wastewater treatment), Skanska SK (monolithic concrete), Dalibor Skácel (heat pump, ventilation, solar technology)
- Investor: Liko-S
- Built-up area: 249 m2
- Building volume: 1 300 m3
- Budget: CZK 15 mil.
- Project: 2014 – 2015
- Completion: 2015 (27 days)
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Article source: Schauman & Nordgren Architects
Schauman & Nordgren Architects are announced winners of the open masterplan competition for the transformation of the old industrial area of Kangas in Jyväskylä. The jury awarded the proposal “Kangas – City of Gardens” a first prize.
The city of Jyväskylä has approximately 140.000 inhabitants and is one of the fastest growing business centres in Finland. The former industrial area of Kangas is located about 1,5 km north-east of the city centre of Jyväskylä and is characterized by the historically and culturally significant paper factory located in the heart of the area. The factory complex has been transformed into a creative campus used by the educational institutions of the city. The aim of the competition was to introduce a diverse and robust urban structure for living, working and learning in the immediate context of the transformed factory complex. When fully developed, the area of Kangas will introduce 5.000 new homes and more than 2000 new work places. In addition to that a large educational campus facility of 33.000 m2 will be located in the area.
Kangas Plaza. The ground floors open up towards the life on the square, Image Courtesy © Schauman & Nordgren Architects
- Architects: Schauman & Nordgren Architects
- Project: Kangas – City of Gardens
- Location: Jyväskylä, Finland
- Client: City of Jyväskylä, Skanska construction Ltd, YIT construction Ltd, Jyväs Parkki Oy
- Collaborators: Jouni Lehtomaa (traffic planning), Schauman Arkkitehdit Oy
- Size: 110.000 m2