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KIEM onderwijs met zorg in Dordrecht, The Netherlands by Mecanoo architecten

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Article source: Mecanoo architecten

The district of Sterrenburg is located on the south side of Dordrecht and was largely built during the 1960s and 1970s. It is a sizable district with 21,000 residents and a generous share of parks, gardens and other green areas; it is also very close to the historical natural conservancy areas on the ‘Island’ of Dordrecht. The new building for KIEM will be built on the northern edge of the area on the De Sitterstraat. The school’s joint name covers five separate branches of education, care and medical science. De Vlij is a ‘Mytyl’ school for children with a physical disability or multiple disabilities, the Blije Gaarde, a school for children with serious learning issues and the Dordtse Buitenschool for children with long-term illnesses.

Wooden stairs

  • Architects: Mecanoo architecten
  • Project: KIEM onderwijs met zorg
  • Location: Dordrecht, The Netherlands
  • Design: 2010-2011
  • Execution: 2011-2013
  • Client: SPON, Dordrecht
  • Project management: ICS Adviseurs, Amsterdam
  • Structural engineer: JVZ Raadgevend Ingenieursburo bv, Deventer
  • Mechanical engineer: DHV, Den Haag
  • Electrical engineer: DHV, Den Haag
  • Building costs consultant: Bremen Bouwadviseurs b.v., Rotterdam
  • Program: 5,322 m² school for separate branches of education (multiple disabilities, long-term illnesses and learning issues), care and medical science, including preschool and after-school activities and sports facilities.

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Ryerson University Student Learning Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Zeidler Partnership Architects and Snøhetta

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Article source: Zeidler Partnership Architects and Snøhetta

Designed by the architectural team of Zeidler and Snøhetta the stunning new building will provide Ryerson students with an outstanding environment to study, collaborate and discover. The eight-storey Student Learning Centre marks Ryerson’s new face on Yonge Street. It will feature a glass façade, an elevated plaza, a bridge to the existing library and a range of academic, study and collaborative spaces for Ryerson’s students, faculty and staff. Yonge Street frontage will feature destination retail at and below grade, creating a prominent commercial façade.

Ryerson University Student Learning Centre

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Universidad EAN – El Nogal Campus in Bogotá, Colombia by Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Article source: Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos

Universidad EAN – El Nogal Campus – Classroom building is the result of a competition by invitation, where we propose to set up a university campus where the buildings are as important as the common open spaces. A place where students can meet, study, rest, … a second home for education and fun. The strategy was to generate a large colective space, a central upward spiral, surrounded by a classroom building (Phase 1) and the offices and welfare building.

Image Courtesy Rodrigo Dávila

  • Architects: Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos
  • Project: Universidad EAN – El Nogal Campus – Classroom building
  • Location: Bogotá, Colombia
  • Client: Universidad EAN
  • Built area: 14016.8 m2
  • Construction date: 2009 -2011
  • Architectural design: Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos – Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá /TAB
  • Design team: María Alejandra Echeverry, María Paula González, Elizabeth Añaños, Sebastián Chica, Alexander Roa, Guillermo Barahona, Alex Larin
  • Photographer: Rodrigo Dávila – Daniel Bonilla

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Florida Polytechnic’s new campus by Santiago Calatrava

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Article source: Santiago Calatrava

BREAK GROUND

Construction Begins on New Campus’ Inaugural Building

On March 22nd Florida Polytechnic broke ground on the first building of its new campus. Designed by renowned architect, Santiago Calatrava, the new Innovation, Science & Technology building will establish the design scheme for all other structures within the campus’ master plan, which Calatrava is also responsible.

Images Courtesy of Santiago Calatrava, LLC.

  • Architect: Santiago Calatrava
  • Name of Project: Florida Polytechnic’s new campus
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Photographer: Santiago Calatrava, LLC.

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ROCK-SETTE in Istanbul, Turkey by Dinkoff Architects & Engineers Inc.

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Article source: Dinkoff Architects & Engineers Inc.

DISASTER PREVENTION AND EDUCATION CENTER

The rich culture of Turkey includes a monument to human achievement, invention, and practicality – a site called Cappadocia.  More than two thousand years ago, the people of the region sought a strong, permanent and imposing shelter.   Inspired by the natural geological formations in the region which withstood all natural onslaughts, the people carved and “engineered” homes and public spaces within those natural rock formations.  They did this with such skill and esthetics that it still echoes today with vibrancy and life.

North canopy

  • Architect: Dinkoff Architects & Engineers Inc.
  • Name of Project: ROCK-SETTE
  • Location: Bakirkoy District, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Lot Size: 27,000 Sq.M.
  • Max Allowed Buildable Area: 9,450 Sq.M.
  • Client: ThyssenKrupp Elevator, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Istanbul, Turkey

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Esperanza Dos in Manabí, Ecuador by Al Borde

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Article source: Al Borde

Here in Cabuyal people live without electricity, without sewage or running water. People do not use money; they have no jobs or professions. People do not measure time with clocks; do not use meters or rulers. Here there is no private property, nor institutions. Over here life is simple: if they are tired, they sleep, if they are bored, they play. They have ignored boundaries, morals and shoes. They do not need gods, laws, or degrees. They satisfy their needs almost obviously: the sea and the land are the supermarket and forest trees are the material to build their houses.

Image Courtesy Sebastián Melo

  • Architects: Al Borde
  • Project: Esperanza Dos
  • Location: Manabí, Ecuador
  • Project Architects: AL BORDE, David Barragán, Pascual Gangotena & Esteban Benavides
  • Colaborator: Grace Pozo
  • Site: Manabí – Ecuador
  • Constructor: AL BORDE + Volunteers + Community
  • Design: 2011
  • Construction: 2011
  • Area: 140m2 aprox.
  • Budget: US$ 700, all the community material and all the work of the volunteers and community
  • Photographs: Francisco Suarez, Esteban Cadena, Sebastián Melo, Andrea Vargas, Grace Pozo and AL BORDE

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College of Dental Medicine in Georgia by Lord, Aeck & Sargent

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Article source: Lord, Aeck & Sargent

The Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) College of Dental Medicine (CDM) – has a new $112 million home that features a warm, embracing, family-centric care environment, provides state-of-the-art equipment for both students and dental practices, and fulfills a need for the university to educate more dentists.  Designed by architecture firm Lord, Aeck & Sargent (LAS) in collaboration with Francis Cauffman as consulting dental architect, the five-story, 269,000-square-foot building features a host of sustainable design elements and is targeting LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Image Courtesy Jonathan Hillyer / Atlanta

  • Architects: Lord, Aeck & Sargent
  • Project: College of Dental Medicine
  • Location: Georgia
  • Photography: Jonathan Hillyer / Atlanta
  • Software used: Autodesk Revit for the design with supplemental use of the Adobe Creative Suite for renderings and presentation layouts

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Student Village, Royal Veterinary College in Hertfordshire, UK by Hawkins\Brown

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Article source: Hawkins\Brown

Hawkins\Brown has completed new student accommodation, a restaurant and CPD facility at the Royal Veterinary College’s Hawkshead Campus near Potters Bar, Hertfordshire. The scheme allows for an increased number of students to live on campus, providing accommodation for 205 students, a restaurant and conference/meeting rooms.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Tim Crocker)

  • Architects: Hawkins\Brown
  • Name of Project: Student Village, Royal Veterinary College
  • Location: Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK
  • Gross internal area: 6,480 sq m
  • Value: £18 million
  • Photographs: Tim Crocker

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Mosaica Academy in Washington, D.C. by Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Article source: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

Mosaica Academy is a new charter school located in the southeast quadrant of Washington, DC. The design of the school is based on the Paragon Teaching Method employed by the school, which replaces traditional history and social studies curriculum. The school program encourages students to gain a historical understanding through the chronological study of the evolution of world cultures, encouraging them to identify associated interrelationships and develop a larger picture of history as opposed to memorizing isolated events. The building is designed to exemplify the Mosaica teaching model and physically represent the program inspired within each space.

Street View

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Middle East Centre, St Antony’s College in Oxford, United Kingdom by Zaha Hadid Architects

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

The new library, research centre and archive for St. Antony’s College overcomes strong physical constraints to form a suspended ‘bridge’ between existing buildings – blending built and natural elements to find a coherent form – fronted by a curved frameless glass façade which sweeps above a sunken courtyard area.

Middle East Centre, St Antony's College

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of Project: Middle East Centre, St Antony’s College
  • Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Client: St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
  • Project Architect: Ken Bostock, Johannes Hoffmann
  • Period: 2006 – 2013

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