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Wuji Academy in Shanghai, China by Wutopia Lab

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Article source: Wutopia Lab 

In 2006, house No. 1, house No. 2 and courtyard No. 3 were completed at the same time in Jiu Jian Tang, Shanghai, which were all designed by famous international architect Isozaki.

In 2011, the owners of these estates, unbeknownst to the others, invited local architect Yu Ting to transform them one by one.

Image Courtesy © Chen Yao, Su Shengliang

  • Architects: Wutopia Lab (Yu Ting, Pu Shengrui)
  • Project: Wuji Academy
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Chen Yao, Su Shengliang
  • Height: 12m
  • Site Area: 550 m2
  • Building Area before Renovation: 450 m2
  • Building Area after Renovation: 940 m2
  • Design Period: 2011
  • Construction Period: 2011-2012

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Laayoune Technology School in Morocco by Driss Kettani Architecte

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Article source: Driss Kettani Architecte 

The project of the Laayoune Technology School in Morocco is part of the decentralization policy of universities centers in the different regions of the country. The program consists on teaching spaces(classrooms, workshops, amphitheater), library, administrative offices, teacher’s offices and services (maintenance spaces, staff accommodation etc.). The site, quite away from the city center, generated aneed of“urbanity” through an organization around an axial scheme, and thus providing a comprehensive and clear reading and at the same time a diversity of ambiences.

Image Courtesy © DOUBLESPACE PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Architects: Driss Kettani Architecte
  • Project: Laayoune Technology School
  • Location: Morocco
  • Photography: DOUBLESPACE PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Client: IBN ZOHR UNIVERSITY
  • Project Team: SAAD EL KABBAJ, DRISS KETTANI, MOHAMED AMINE SIANA, FAYCAL EL ABED EL ALAOUI,  YASSINE EL AOUNI, RACHID EL MAATAOUI
  • Engineering: BEPOL
  • Area: 7186 M²
  • Project Year: 2014

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Ada-and-Theodor-Lessing Adult Education Centre in Hanover, Germany by ahrens & grabenhorst architekten stadtplaner BDA

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Article source: ahrens & grabenhorst architekten stadtplaner BDA

The new school ensemble of the Adult Education Centre in Hanover, Germany, consists of four elements. The three existing building components of the former School for the Hearing Impaired were closed by a new building attached to the existing volume, thus forming a cuboid. It then results in a roofed patio that can be used as a meeting space, for gatherings, or events. The patio presents the lively heart of the ensemble.

Image Courtesy © ahrens & grabenhorst architekten stadtplaner BDA

  • Architects: ahrens & grabenhorst architekten stadtplaner BDA
  • Project: Ada-and-Theodor-Lessing Adult Education Centre
  • Location: Hanover, Germany
  • Photography: Frank Aussieker
  • Client: City of Hanover
  • Usable Area: 5.500 m²
  • Work Phases: 1-9
  • Start of Construction: 06 | 2013
  • End of Construction: 06 | 2015

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A Former Grain Silo in Chicago, Illinois by JGMA

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

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Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus Redevelopment in Taiwan by Aedas

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Article source: Aedas

Designed by Andy Wen, Global Board Director of Aedas, the redevelopment of Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus broke ground today (8 June 2017). Located on the beautiful Yangmingshan in northern Taipei and adjacent to the famous Taipei Hwa Kang Arts School, the new campus for the international school will be a contemporary, vibrant campus that roots in traditional Taiwanese cultural and meets modern day demands for teaching and learning. The project was recently named the 5-star Best Public Service Architecture in Taiwan at Asia Pacific Property Awards 2017 and will represent Asia Pacific to compete against other regional winners for the ultimate World’s Best at the year-end International Property Awards 2017.

Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus Redevelopment Project, Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus Redevelopment
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Client: Taipei European School Foundation
  • Director: Andy Wen
  • Gross Floor Area: 19,361 sq m
  • Completion Year: 2021

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COF Outreach Village Primary Schools in Lwengo, Uganda by Studio FH Architects

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Article source: Studio FH Architects

The Cotton On Foundation is a non-governmental organisation from Australia which, amongst other programmes around the globe, is in the process of creating a total of 20,000 new educational places for primary and secondary school children in Southern Uganda by the year 2020. To achieve this ambitious target, several avenues are being pursued, amongst them the COF Outreach Village School programme which consists of the construction of primary schools in remote villages around the two districts of Rakai and Lwengo. Each school is to accommodate 500 students and ten teachers, the latter residing on site. Wherever possible, existing buildings are being upgraded and new buildings added as required. Three of these schools have been completed to date, five are under construction, and a further twenty or so are to follow in the coming three years.

Image Courtesy © Will Boase Photography

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Center for Jewish Life at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Drexel University’s Hillel House is sheathed in local red brick as textured fabric draped in an abstract menorah that terraces down to the street. Arranged on four interconnected levels, the square building has thickened side walls which contain services, and four central columns which structure the middle, front and rear.

Image Courtesy © Richard Barnes

  • Architects: Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.
  • Project: Center for Jewish Life at Drexel University
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Photography: Stanley Saitowitz and Richard Barnes
  • Floor Area in Square Feet: 13,900 Gross Sq Ft
  • Date of Completion: November 2016

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Bornova Evka 3 Social Center ve Transfer Station in Izmir, Turkey by YEGENA

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Article source: YEGENA 

‘ LOCAL, FRIENDLY AND GREEN ‘

The project area residential pattern has been isolated between, Ege University residences and İzmir-Manisa main arterial road.This isolated attitude of the zone is reflected to the project area due to the inadequacy of the socio-cultural functions of the transfer zone and the open area density can not be kept permanent.

Image Courtesy © YEGENA

  • Architects: YEGENA
  • Project: Bornova Evka 3 Social Center ve Transfer Station
  • Location: Izmir, Turkey
  • Competıtıon Organızer: Izmir Metropolitan Municipality
  • Archıtectural Team: M.Baris Yegena, OzgeOzkul
  • Total Constructıon Area: 33.309 m2
  • Date: February, 2017

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Eco Moyo Education Centre in Ezamoyo, Kenya by AHO

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Article source: AHO

Eco Moyo is an educational Community Based Organisation located in Ezamoyo in Kilifi county, Kenya, providing free Montessori based education to children from poor families. Eco Moyo have recently bought a 5 hectares site half an hour drive from Kilifi town center. The site has a house, and Eco Moyo is building the infrastructure necessary to make it usable as an education centre. During 2017 they built living accommodation for 20 pupils and the teaching staff so that they can move operations to the new site. The development plan for Eco Moyo Education Centre consists of two parts: The first is Eco Moyo Primary School which is modelled on Green School Principals and the Montessori Education Method, emphasis is on practical approaches to each subject together with ethics, ecology, training in individual thinking and communication skills. The second part is Eco Moyo Farm which will be based on Permaculture Principals for the cultivation of food crops, timber and animal husbandry. The goal is to meet the consumption needs of students and staff, while functioning as a demonstration site for locals and visitors. Eco Moyo have asked The Scarcity and Creativity Studio, AHO to design and build two classrooms on their new site.

Image Courtesy © AHO

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Economics and Business Faculty in Santiago, Chile by DUQUE MOTTA & AA

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

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