Archive for the ‘Educational and Business Center’ Category
Friday, March 11th, 2011
Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
More projects by Henning Larsen Architects
Umeå School of Architecture has a unique location by Umeå River. With its interior landscape of open floor levels and sculpturally shaped stairs, the building has a strong artistic expression. As a growth centre for future architecture, the main function of the building is to provide the framework for inspiration and innovation. From the outside, the building has a cubic expression with its larch facades and square windows placed in a vibrant, rhythmic sequence on all sides. The interior space of the building is designed as a dynamic sequence of stairs and split, open floor levels where abstract, white boxes hang freely from the ceiling filtering the light coming in through the high skylights.
Umeå School of Architecture by Henning Larsen Architects - Photo by Åke E son Lindman
- Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
- Location: Umeå, Sweden
- Client: Balticgruppen
- Gross floor area: 5,000 m2
- Year of construction: 2007 – 2010
- Type of assignment: Comission
- Photographer: Åke E son Lindman
- Local Architect: White Arkitekter
Monday, March 7th, 2011
“Origami Peace Dove” is the reception building of the International High School, Saint-Germain En Laye in France (Near Paris). It was designed by AR+TE Architects and completed in July, 2010.
Origami Peace Dove - Photograph by AR+TE Architectes
- Client: CONSEIL GENERAL DES YVELINES
- Surface: 46m ² SHON / 78 m ² SHOB
- Architect contractor: CARLOS BARBA AR+TE, ARchitecture + TErritoire (Paris)
- Architect co-contractor: JUAN NIETO PARRA, (Paris)
- Engineering and economist firm: CTC INGENIERIE (Versailles)
- Control Office: NORISKO construction (Trappes)
- Completion: July 2010.
- Location: 2bis, rue du fer à cheval 78100 ST GERMAIN EN LAYE
- Budget 166 000 € H.T. (Building) 60 000 € H.T. (SSI security system sets on fire)
- Photographs and model: AR+TE Architectes
Friday, March 4th, 2011
This community prototype calls for a targeted approach to true sustainability and a cost effective model as key residential, commercial, cultural and institutional components reside on the same one block site. It is a de-facto return to the true, urban planning model (at least from a practical standpoint) that came to prominence in the 19th and 20th Centuries. This model proved most sensible where most goods and services were locally provided to the neighborhood. The advantage is that residents would have essential elements of their neighborhood within walking distance of less than one city block; in this case the study is in the Gowanus – Red Hook section of Brooklyn. Post-Industrial land can be developed as an ‘all-in-one’ community where residents with growing families have educational, commercial and cultural outlets at their disposal; additionally, a working farm is there to not only provide fresh, local produce to the area residents, but also to sell on the open market to supplement operating costs for the entire development; this also helps to decrease the need for fossil fuels.
South Entry with Roofarm - Courtesy of HTDSTUDIO
- Architect: HTDSTUDIO
- Name of the project: Hyperlocal Community for Global Applications
- Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA / Worldwide
- Client: Mayor’s Office for Long Term Planning + Sustainability / EPA
- Total Floor Area: 600,000 sq ft / 55,740 m2
- Budget: Withheld
- Year: 2007
- Renderings: ©HTDSTUDIO DESIGNOFFICE
Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
23 November 2010 – Official opening of the Masdar Institute campus, first solar powered building at Masdar City
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs officially inaugurated the Masdar Institute today, at which the architect Lord Foster was present. The Masdar Institute, devoted to researching sustainability, is the first building to be fully operational within Masdar City. The masterplan, by Foster +Partners, incorporates lessons which have evolved over centuries of traditional Arabian architecture. The Masdar Institute is the first building of its kind to be powered entirely by renewable solar energy. It will be used as a pilot test bed for the sustainable technologies that will be explored for implementation in future Masdar City buildings. The post graduate students are Masdar City’s first resident community.
Masdar Institute - Photograph by Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
- Architects: Foster + Partners
- Appointment: December 2007
- Construction Start on site: February 2008
- Completion: Phase 1A 2010
- Overall Campus: TBD
- Site Overall Campus Plot – 62,000 sqm. Phase 1A Plot – 14,000 sqm
- Phase 1A: 63,000 sqm opens 2010
- Phase 1B: 86,000 sqm opens 2012
- Phase 2: 85,000 sqm TBC
- Phase 3: 105,000 sqm TBC
- Projected Overall Total Area: 340,000sqm
- Number of Students Phase 1A – 100 Students (Post Graduates)
- Projected for final campus: 600 – 800
- Building height Podium Height – 7.5m.
- Buildings above podium – 24.0 metres.
- Building length Overall Campus Plot – 410 metres
- Building Width Overall Campus Plot – 225 metres
- No. of Storeys Typically for Laboratories: 3 storeys,
- Typically for Residential: 4 storeys
- Knowledge Centre: 2 Storeys
- Phase 1A – 102 total apartments
- Phase 1B – 221 total apartments
- Phase 2 – TBC
- Phase 3 – TBC
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
The University of Minnesota Duluth has instituted a new Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering (BSCE). The new building, completed in 2010, provides approximately 35,300 gross square feet to house classrooms, instructional and research laboratories, and office space for the Civil Engineering Department. The new building builds on and reinforces the existing circulation patterns that are part of the UMD campus.
UMD Civil Engineering Building
- Design Architect/Interior Design: Ross-Barney Architects, Chicago IL
- Project lead designer: Carol Ross Barney, FAIA
- Architect of Record: SJA Architects, Duluth, MN
- Landscape Architect: oslund.and.assoc., Minneapolis MN
- Civil engineer: MSA Professional Services, Duluth MN
- Structural Engineer: MBJ Inc. Duluth MN
- Mechanical, Electrical Engineer: Dunham, Minneapolis, MN
- Commissioning Agent: Hallberg Engineering
- General Contractor: Stahl Construction
- Photographer: Kate Joyce Studios
Sunday, February 20th, 2011
Haifa University is built on the projection of a ridge of Mount Carmel that looks over the bay of this Mediterranean city. The site chosen for the Student Center building overlooks a deep valley as well as the bay and has a steep topography. Its upper part abuts the scenic road that extends through the entire campus, ending at the site. In order not to interfere with the view, the building’s roof had to be set below the level of the scenic road.
Haifa University Student Center by Chutin Architects
- Architects – Chyutin Architects Ltd.
- Location- Haifa, Israel
- Client- Haifa University
- Team- Bracha Chyutin, Michael Chyutin, Ethel Rosenhek, Joseph Perez
- Area- 6200 Sq. M
- Project year- 2010
- Type: Winning competition, completion 2010
- Photographs- Amit Giron
Friday, February 18th, 2011
The Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts at Brown University is a 38,815 square-foot, three-story, interdisciplinary arts center at the heart of the College Hill campus, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
The Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts at Brown University
- Architect – Diller Scofidio + Renfro
- Location: Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
- Size – 38,815 GSF
- Cost – $40M
- Schedule – Occupancy / Completion of February 2011
- Acoustician – Jaffe Holden
- CM – Shawmut Design & Construction
Monday, February 7th, 2011
UAU designed this hosting location for Volkswagen in Milan, Italy in 2010.
Audi Business Meeting Place
- COMPANY NAME: UAU office
- DESIGNER/ARCHITECT/ARTIST: Marco Verrando (architect, project manager), Francesca Rossotti, (architect), Mansueto Francesco,
- CLIENT/s: Volkswagen Group Italia
- CITY/COUNTRY: Milan, Italy
- EVENT DATE: October 2010
- PHOTOS: UAU office
- Eurostands SpA CONSTRUCTION: Eurostands SpA
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
Ron Fleisher designed this English Studies Building for children in Ramla. The English language is a crucial tool for social mobility. Reinforcement of English studies opens up endless opportunities and changes the self-perception and ability of being an active individual in the society.
- Architect: Ron Fleisher
- Year: 2010
- Location: Ramla, Israel
Monday, January 24th, 2011
The atelier RTA-Office, managed by the architect Santiago Parramón, got an Honorable Mention for his project Block 39, Centre for the promotion of Science in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia. Jury reponse: the project of Santiago Parramón is “an excellent urban and architectural solution, with exceptional and innovative approach!”
Block 39 concept view
- Architect: RTA-OFFICE
- Project location: Belgrade, Serbia
- Year: 2010
- Client: Ministry of Science and Technological development
- Organizers: Association of Architects of Serbia and Association Architects of Belgrade
- Site type: Urban
- Site Area: 11,66 ha
- Building Area: 20.915 m2
- Total gross Building Area: 13.998 m2
- Garage and Parking Area: 3.000 m2
- Outdoor Area: 2.650 m2
- Designed by: Jaime Parramón&Associats, RTA-Office
- Design team: Santiago Parramón, Simona Assiero Brá, Mariana Rapela, Miguel Villachá, Luisa Garcia, Eduardo Vacotto
- Award: Honorable Mention
- Type: Cultural – Museum – Exhibition Center – Educational and Business Centre – Gallery – Science Club – Planetarium – Restaurant.
- Annual number of visitors: 100.000 – 300.000. 500.000 in 5 year’s time.
- Daily number of visitors: expectation: 200 visitors during a workday in September, 2000 during a weekend in May.
- Construction Materials: in situ structures of reinforced concrete (high strength and long life. Reduce CO2 emissions by 60% during its production). Building’s skin (90%) is Black Steel Recycling ANR (it contains 80% recycled raw material, has zero carbon, thus reducing CO2 emissions). Over 30% of the rest of the building materials are recycled source, reducing the environmental impacts of industry, mining and processing of raw materials.
- Budget: 15 millions euros