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Beijing Science Center in China by KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Article source: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten International won the first prize in the interna-tional competition for the new Beijing Science Center. The original building housing the Museum was opened in the same place in Beijing in 1988 and at the time was the first national science and technology museum in China. The museum building will be constructed on behalf of the Beijing Association for Science and Technology, China.

Beijing Science Center

  • Architects: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
  • Project: Beijing Science Center
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Developer: Beijing Association for Science and Technology
  • Site area: 57,000 square meters
  • GSA: 100,800 square meters, of which approx. 80,000 square meters above ground
  • Max. height: 45 meters
  • Green ratio: 35%
  • Parking: underground 16,000 square meters, above ground 35 busses
  • Photography: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten International GmbH


Chu Hai Campus in New Territories, Hong Kong by OMA

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Article source: OMA

Three imperatives drive the concept for Chu Hai College’s new campus: a compressed time frame of two years for completion, the natural beauty of the site – a verdant hill overlooking Castle Peak Bay in Hong Kong’s New Territories – and Chu Hai’s venerable history (starting in 1947) of multidisciplinary education.

Chu Hai mat (Image Courtesy OMA)

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: New campus for Chu Hai College Hong Kong
  • Location: Castle Peak Road, New Territories, Hong Kong
  • Status: Schematic Design
  • Client: Chu Hai College
  • Site: 16,500m2
  • Program: 28,000m2 of educational facilities including library, classrooms, offices, studios, cafeteria, lecture theatres, gym, staff accommodation


Domus Technica – Immmergas Center for Advanced Training in Brescello, Italy by Iotti + Pavarani Architetti

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Article source: Iotti + Pavarani Architetti

Immergas has extended its research and production field to new generation technologies, related to renewable resources exploitation (like solar thermal, photovoltaic and heat pumps); the new Center for Advanced Training contains teaching rooms and showrooms where technicians and professionals may be trained and updated on both implanting and installation technologies tied to productions based on renewable resources. So the building’s outline is that of an “open laboratory”- a space in which one works and is received.

Image Courtesy Roland Halbe

  • Architects: Iotti + Pavarani Architetti (Paolo Iotti, Marco Pavarani)
  • Project: Domus Technica – Immmergas Center for Advanced Training
  • Location: Brescello, Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Client:Immergas
  • Structures:Studio Gasparini-Gualerzi-Teneggi (Sara Trussardi)
  • Services:Studio Termotecnici Associati (Marco Manghi)
  • Electrical:Tecnoprogetti (Ferruccio Mirandola)


Kroon Hall at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut by Hopkins Architects

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Article source: Hopkins Architects

Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Kroon Hall

The Kroon Building unifies the dispersed faculty buildings across Science Hill by becoming a new focus for this ‘micro’ campus. It establishes a strong architectural identity for the faculty, forming a new centre for the study of sustainability and has been awarded LEED™ ‘Platinum’ certification by the US Green Building Council.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Hopkins Architects
  • Name of Project: Kroon Hall at Yale University
  • Location: New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  • Size: 6,208m2
  • Client: Yale University
  • Completed: 2009
  • Awards: AJ100 (Architect’s Journal)  Building of the Year Award


Noorderpoort college in Stadskanaal, Netherlands by Mecanoo architecten

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Article source: Mecanoo architecten

Noorderpoort college in Stadskanaal to be a villa on the water

Mecanoo architecten has won the architectural selection for the new Noorderpoort regional community college in Stadskanaal, the Netherlands. The 8,500 m² college is like a mansion with beautiful wetlands as a front lawn situated within the town’s green heart. The community college provides education to 1300 students in the Engineering, Health care and Services sectors. Construction is to begin in 2012 with doors opening in 2014.

Noorderpoort college

  • Architect: Mecanoo architecten
  • Name of Project: Noorderpoort college
  • Location: Stadskanaal, Netherlands
  • Design: 2011
  • Realisation: 2011 – 2014
  • Client: Noorderpoort, Groningen, the Netherlands
  • Structural engineer: Ingenieursbureau Wassenaar, Haren, the Netherlands
  • Mechanical engineer: Deerns, Groningen, the Netherlands


Aortic Arc in California by Visible Research Office designed using Generative Components and Rhino

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Article source: Visible Research Office

A new canopy for a student lounge at the California College of the Arts (CCA) hangs within a double-height space and functions as a light scope, spatial definer, and viewing portal. The minimum surface structure is made up of 546 unique HDPE panels linked to one another by over 4000 pop-rivets.

Lounge Area

  • Architect: Visible Research Office
  • Name of Project: Aortic Arc
  • Location: California, USA
  • Software used: The panelized system was developed using the software program Generative Components and a customized Rhino script that turned raw data into a drawing file to drive a CNC milling machine that generated all the parts.


Malama Learning Center in Kapolei, Hawaii by Eight Inc.

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Article source: Eight Inc.

In 2004, Eight Inc. garnered first place in the Malama Learning Center International Architectural Design Competition among 236 submissions. The Mālama Learning Center is a non-profit organization that brings art, science, conservation, and culture together to promote sustainable living throughout Hawai‘i. The Mālama Learning Center is the result of a shared vision among educators, conservation groups, businesses, and community members to create an innovative learning center on Oahu to promote healthy, sustainable living in an island environment.

Front View

  • Architects: Eight Inc.
  • Project: Malama Learning Center
  • Location: Kapolei, Hawaii
  • Software used: Cinema 4D


Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland, Zurich by JDS Architects

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Article source: JDS Architects

The urban integration plays an important role in our design of the new building and the reorganization of the whole complex of buildings.

Exterior View

  • Architects: JDS Architects
  • Project:Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  • Location:Switzerland, Zurich
  • Size: 10.500 m2
  • JDS Partner in Charge: Julien De Smedt, Henning Stuben
  • Budget: Confidential


EE Jardim Maria Helena III in Sao Paulo, Brazil by +K ARCHITECTS / Keila Costa

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Article source: +K ARCHITECTS / Keila Costa

Jardim Maria Helena III is a Sao Paulo State School, located in the rural area of Barueri, a town in the Greater Sao Paulo metropolitan region. It provides Elementary, Middle and High education to approximately 525 students. The 2,41 acre lot where the 3.391 sqm school is located is a flat terrain surrounded by hills covered by the native Atlantic Forest. Taking these two basic features into consideration – the surrounding nature and the flatness of the lot – the project consists of two parallel two-storey buildings erected longitudinally across the flat terrain, with a large empty central space between them that opens on both sides to the surrounding hilly landscape.

Night View (Images Courtesy Nelson Kon)

  • Architect: +K ARCHITECTS / Keila Costa
  • Name of Project: EE Jardim Maria Helena III
  • Location: Baruri, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Co-authors: Isabel Imbronito
  • Structural engineering: Steeltec Consultoria e Projetos / Catuta Engenharia
  • Photographs: Nelson Kon
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Faroe Islands Education Center by BIG and Fuglark

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Article source: BIG, Fuglark

The new Education Centre in Marknagil is situated on a hillside on the outskirts of Torshavn, to serve as a base for coordination and future development of all educational programmes in the region. As the largest educational building project in the country’s history, the institution combines Faroe Islands Gymnasium, Torshavns Technical College and Business College of Faroe Islands in one building, housing 1.200 students and 300 teachers.

Images Courtesy by BIG & Fuglark

  • ARCHITECT: BIG and Fuglark
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Faroe Islands Education Centre
  • LOCATION: Torshavn, Faroe Islands
  • CLIENT: Mentamalaradid (Ministry of Culture) / Landsverk
  • SIZE: 19.200 m2
  • STATUS: 1ST Prize
  • IMAGES: BIG & Fuglark


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