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THE BERGERON CENTRE FOR ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE in TORONTO, CANADA by ZAS ARCHITECTS + INTERIORS

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Article source: ZAS ARCHITECTS + INTERIORS

Setting benchmarks worldwide for engineering education, The Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence re-thinks campus hierarchy to foster modern ways of learning. Resulting from an intensive design process between ZAS Architects, The Lassonde School of Engineering, and York University, the world-class facility challenges past models with a modern approach rooted in student learning and empowerment.

Image Courtesy © Doublespace Photography

  • Architects: ZAS ARCHITECTS + INTERIORS
  • Project: THE BERGERON CENTRE FOR ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE
  • Location: YORK UNIVERSITY KEELE CAMPUS,TORONTO, CANADA
  • CLIENT: YORK UNIVERSITY, LASSONDE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
  • ENGINEERING: ARUP CANADA
  • FACADE ENGINEERING: BLACKWELL BOWICK PARTNERSHIP LTD.
  • MATHEMATICAL FACADE PATTERN RESOLUTION: MESH CONSULTANTS

  • LANDSCAPE: SCOTT TORRANCE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT INC.
  • CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT: LAING O’ROURKE CANADA LTD & GILLAM GROUP INC
  • SIZE: 170,000 SQ FT (15,800 M2)
  • CONSTRUCTION BUDGET (CAD): $63 MILLION (BUILDING) $ 6 MILLION (SITE DEVELOPMENT)
  • COMPLETED: SEPTEMBER 2015/ FULLY COMPLETE SPRING 2016
  • Photography: Doublespace
  • Software used: Revit 2013, Rhino v5, Grasshopper v1, 3DS Max 2014, Solidworks 2014, ETABS 2013

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Lycee Francais in Chicago, Illinois by STL ARCHITECTS

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Article source: STL ARCHITECTS

Located in close proximity to the heart of Lincoln Square in Chicago, the new 85,000 SF Lycée Française de Chicago has been conceived as a unique educational with light-filled spaces intended to encourage educational and shared environments aimed to celebrate the Lycée’s international.

Image Courtesy © IGNACIO ESPIGARES @ STL ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: STL ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Lycee Francais
  • Location: 1929 West Wilson AveChicago, Illinois
  • Structural Engineer: ARUP Chicago
  • MEP Engineer: McGuire Engineers
  • Civil Engineer: Kimley Horn and Associates, Inc.
  • General Contractor: Bulley & Andrews
  • Landscape Architect: STL Architects + Culliton Quinn
  • Lighting Design: ARUP Chicago
  • Acoustics: ARUP Chicago
  • Software used: Revit (more…)

Bronze tightrope walker… welcomes Park Extension schoolchildren in Montréal, Canada by NFOE etassociésarchitectes

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Montreal grew rapidly during the first half of the 20th century and keeping pace was the construction of neighbourhood schools, often designed by well-known architects of the time. A decade ago, a major revamping program was launched by the Montreal School Board (CSDM) to deal with the serious need of upgrading their building stock. One of the first schools targeted for upgrade and expansion was Barclay School, designed in 1930 by Gordon and Thompson.

West façade, Image Courtesy © Charles Lanteigne

West façade, Image Courtesy © Charles Lanteigne

  • Architects: NFOE et associés architectes
  • Project: Bronze tightrope walker… welcomes Park Extension schoolchildren
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Charles Lanteigne and Maxime Pion
  • Project Manager (NFOE): RafikSidawy
  • Designers: Masa Fukushima / Maxime Pion
  • Artists (sculpture): Mathieu Doyon and Simon Rivest
  • Client: Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM)
  • Civil engineers: Cima+
  • Structural engineers: SDK (more…)

Alliance Theatre Transformation in Atlanta, Georgia by Trahan Architects

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Article source: Trahan Architects 

Atlanta’s Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre has released final design renderings of its theatre transformation by the New York Design Studio of Trahan Architects. The project will include a complete transformation of the Alliance Stage, the theater’s rehearsal spaces, education spaces, and artist support facilities.

Theatre From Stage, Image Courtesy © Trahan Architects

Theatre From Stage, Image Courtesy © Trahan Architects

  • Architects: Trahan Architects
  • Project: Alliance Theatre Transformation
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Software used: Rhino, Maya and Revit
  • STATUS: Construction Drawings
  • SIZE: 70,000 GSF
  • DATE PROJECTED: July 2018
  • COST: Withheld

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Koningsberger building for Utrecht University in Netherlands by Ector Hoogstad Architecten

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Article source: Ector Hoogstad Architecten

The new education centre for the faculties of Science, Geosciences and Biomedical Sciences at Utrecht University, designed by Ector Hoogstad Architecten, has opened its doors. This building, named after Victor J. Koningsberger, forms part of an education cluster in the northwest corner of the university campus that will make the university a more attractive place for students, teaching staff and researchers by offering them an inspiring and well-equipped work environment and meeting place. The laboratories, lecture theatres and study landscapes provided within the building are already very well used.

Image Courtesy © Petra Appelhof

Image Courtesy © Petra Appelhof

  • Architects: Ector Hoogstad Architecten
  • Project: Koningsberger building for Utrecht University
  • Location: Boedapestlaan 4, 2584 CD Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Photography: Petra Appelhof
  • Software used: Revit, Autocad
  • Client: Utrecht University
  • Project team: Joost Ector, Max Pape, Lennaert van Capelleveen, Gijs Weijnen, Laurence van Benthem, Ester Bezem, Carlo van Gulik, Hetty Mommersteeg, Ralph Noordhoek, Moritz Prophet, Cornelia Sailer, Sander Timmermans, Elisabeth Tukker, Nejra Vaizovic, Laurens Veth
  • Construction management: Utrecht University
  • Project management: Stevens Van Dijck
  • M&E consultant: Valstar Simonis
  • Structural engineers: Pieters Bouwtechniek (more…)

Faculty of Health Sciences in Granada, Spain by MEDIOMUNDO Arquitectos

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Article source: MEDIOMUNDO Arquitectos

MEDIOMUNDO arquitectos believe in the development of an intelligent architecture: one that stimulates and integrates the broad values ​​and technological and cultural conditions of the place where it belongs. As architects working in innovation, they fled the standard to travel between the logic of creative production and industrial production. They consider integration very important, equally, cultural value, work and modes of local creative production are always necessary to avoid industrialization and standardization.

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Sant Miquel Special Education School in Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Spain by Pepe Gascón Arquitectura

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Article source: Pepe Gascón Arquitectura

Apart from its mere built container, a school is nothing more than a place where teaching and learning take place. This project, therefore, reflects the desire to interact with the city, revealing the flows and activities that occur within the immediate environment of the site.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: Pepe Gascón Arquitectura
  • Project: Sant Miquel Special Education School
  • Location:  Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Collaborators: Jesús Gallego
  • Client: Municipality of Sant Feliu de Llobregat (Barcelona), Spain
  • Contractor: XEDEX, SA (Barcelona), Spain
  • Project direction:
    • Pepe Gascón Colomer (architect)
    • Josep Gascón Canals (technical architect)
  • Health and Safety Coordination: Antoni Herrera (architect)
  • Project year: 2010
  • Completion date: 2011
  • Project area: 1492, 75 m2
  • Cost: 1.765.329, 75 €
  • Other collaborators:
    • Jordi Escofet (engineer)
    • Estudio de arquitectura e ingeniería DCE 2002, SL (structural engineering)

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Durham College Centre for Food in Whitby, Canada by Gow Hastings Architects

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Article source:  v2com

The Centre for Food (CFF) at Durham College (DC) distinguishes itself in the highly competitive field of culinary education by bringing together culinary, hospitality, event management, food science, and agricultural and horticultural programs in a state-of-the-art facility for “field-to-fork” culinary education.

West face of the school from the adjacent agricultural fields, Image Courtesy © Tom Arban

West face of the school from the adjacent agricultural fields, Image Courtesy © Tom Arban

  • Architects: Gow Hastings Architects
  • Project: Durham College Centre for Food
  • Location: Whitby, Canada
  • Photography: Janet Rosenberg & Studio, Tom Arban, Remi Carreiro
  • Software used: Revit

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“De Oostvaarders”, nature education center in Almere, The Netherlands by Van Veen Architecten

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Article source: Van Veen Architecten

Nature-education-centre “The Oostvaarders” is situated in a unique nature reserve in Europe: The Oostvaardersplassen in Almere, The Netherlands. The building is constructed at a junction of various landscapes with the different characters of land, water, forest and reedfields. To serve a wide audience there is an information room, classroom, panorama-room, restaurant and representative meeting-room: the new icon of Almere-Buiten.

Image Courtesy © Van Veen Architecten

Image Courtesy © Van Veen Architecten

  • Architects: Van Veen Architecten
  • Project: De Oostvaarders, nature education center
  • Location: Almere, The Netherlands

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Arena Pantanal in Cuiabá, Brazil by GCP Arquitetos

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Article source: GCP Arquitetos

The new Arena Cuiabá will occupy a site of approximately 300,000 sqm. The intention of this project is also to work as an instrument of urban renewal and legacy for future generations, transforming the entire area in a landmark Park for sports, culture, education and leisure to the Mato Grosso State capital, Cuiabá.

Image Courtesy © GCP Arquitetos

Image Courtesy © GCP Arquitetos

  • Architects: GCP Arquitetos
  • Project: Arena Pantanal
  • Location: Cuiabá, Brazil
  • Design phase: June 2009 / February 2010
  • Construction phase: March 2010 / December 2013

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