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Centre de formation EDF « Campus Saclay » – Plateau de Saclay in France by ecdm Architectes

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Article source: ecdm Architectes

Rural Urbanism 

The completion of a building in the planning project of Saclay Paris is a unique opportunity to be one of the markers of the future center of excellence established on the plateau. The uniqueness of the site, and it’s present and future characteristics, make it an interesting emerging area.

Image Courtesy © ecdm Architectes

  • Architects: ecdm Architectes
  • Project: Centre de formation EDF « Campus Saclay » – Plateau de Saclay
  • Location: Saclay, France

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Sleuk Rith Institute in Phnom Penh, Cambodia by Zaha Hadid Architects

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Designs for the Sleuk Rith Institute – a new institution and genocide memorial in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh – have been unveiled. The institute brings together a museum, research centre, graduate school, document archives and research library.

The vision of Youk Chhang, a tireless human rights activist and investigator of the Khmer Rouge atrocities, the Sleuk Rith Institute was founded by Chhang as a focus for reflection, healing and reconciliation as well as an enlightening educational and research facility dedicated to commemorating the lives of the past by building a better future.

Library Exterior & Reflecting Pool, Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Sleuk Rith Institute
  • Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Client: Sleuk Rith Institute, Document Center of Cambodia
  • Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • Concept Design:
    • Design Director: DaeWha Kang
    • Lead Designer/Project Leader: Brian Dale
    • Project Team: Malgorzata Kowalczyk, Michal Wojtkiewicz, Torsten Broeder, Fernanda Mugnaini

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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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Poly WeDo Education Institution in Beijing, China by ARCHSTUDIO

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Article source: ARCHSTUDIO

Poly WeDo is a new children’s education brand of Poly Culture Group, which aims at exploring and developing kids’ gift and potentiality in music, and improving their comprehensive art accomplishment. ARCHSTUDIO is invited to do the design for their teaching space within Yongli International Shopping Centre in Workers’ Stadium North Road, Beijing. The top issue to be solved while doing the design thinking is how to create an open, free and flexible modern teaching environment which breaks the limits of rigid structure and creates a feeling of closeness between children and the space.

Lobby, Image Courtesy © Xia Zhi

  • Architects: ARCHSTUDIO
  • Project: Poly WeDo Education Institution
  • Location: Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
  • Photography: Xia Zhi
  • Design Team: Han Wen-Qiang, Wang Ying, Li Yun-Tao
  • Author: Han Wen-Qiang
  • Area: 1300 M2
  • Design Time: 2015.10 – 2016.01
  • Construction Time: 2015.12 – 2016.03

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TREC – Training Recreation Education Center in Newark, New Jersey by ikon.5 architects

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The City of Newark has long struggled to come back from the brink since losing its industrial base in the 1950s, which resulted in decreased city revenue, increased unemployment, deplorable housing conditions and ultimately fueled the 1967 riots. Since that time, the city has attempted several “comebacks” floating a host of broad-brush proposals for renewal many of which failed. Today cities are trying a different tact, finding seeds of hope and renewal in incremental rather than sweeping-change, embarking on small scaled, targeted projects led by architects capable of bringing to these ‘wicked problems’ fresh ideas and innovative approaches in the hope of jumpstarting communities in need.

Looking East | Main Entrance, Image Courtesy © Jeffrey Totaro

  • Architects: ikon.5 architects
  • Project: TREC – Training Recreation Education Center
  • Location: Newark, New Jersey, USA
  • Photography: Jeffrey Totaro
  • Client: Newark Housing Authority
  • Structural Engineer: KSE Engineers
  • Landscape Architect: KSE Engineers
  • Contractor: Hunter Roberts Construction Group
  • Site Area: 2 acres
  • Building Area: 20,000 sf

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Óscar Romerocollege in Dendermonde, Belgium by De Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Article source: De Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects

The south side of the Óscar Romerocollege borders on the historical inner city of Dendermonde. The patchwork sequence of courtyards and streets is typical of this location. Two college buildings have already been built. A further two buildings – a tuition building and a sports complex – will be added and are intended to strengthen the school’s identity. We have extended this objective to include a connection to the historic centre. A connection that has been created by blending into the structure of the public spaces. The existing courtyards have been extended to include two new courtyards and a promenade. The four school buildings, each of which has its own individual appearance, create a powerful rhythm on the north side. This is where the main entrance is located. A covered path connects the existing and new buildings and takes the students past the different courtyards, each of which has its own function and identity.

Image Courtesy © De Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects

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Arcus Center For Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College in Michigan by Studio Gang Architects

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Article source: Studio Gang Architects 

Historically, convening for social justice has taken place in informal settings—a church basement, a living room, or even around a kitchen table.

The Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership brings these discussions up from the basement and squarely into public consciousness.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

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The Cervantes Institute in Brussels, Belgium by Carlos Arroyo Architects

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Article source: Carlos Arroyo Architects

Compact and Flexible

One of the major challenges of the project was to combine at the ground floor level the required flexibility for a multifunctional and public space, and allowing at the same time the possibility to locate 30.000 books of the library. The system proposed to solve this issue was a three-dimensional version of the Cervantes Institute Logo. Orthogal geometries created by thick red lines which limit undefined spaces. One can move between this lines full of books and spend some time sitting on the benches located on the hallways or going out to wider spaces to enjoy the lecture at the café. The books work also as a storefront background. The activities allocated in this floor are visible from the street as a way to highlight its public essence. A domestic library, a coffee hall, a multifunctional space with stands or the information displayed on the monitors.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzman + Rocío Romero (Imagen Subliminal)

  • Architects: Carlos Arroyo Architects
  • Project: The Cervantes Institute
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzman + Rocío Romero (Imagen Subliminal)
  • Client: Instituto Cervantes
  • Project Leader: Vanessa Cerezo
  • Design team: Alexander Krol, David Jiménez Iniesta, Paula Currás e Iciar Arboledas
  • Constructor: Plaintec
  • Video Music: Johnny Haway – My gun do error
  • Competition Design: July 2015
  • Implementation Design: September 2015
  • Construction: December 2015 – April 2016

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UAH campus in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by Truong An architecture + UAH Department of Architecture

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Article source: TRUONG AN architecture

University of Architecture, Ho Chi Minh City (UAH) was founded in 1951 in the center of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) formerly known as Saigon at address 196 Pasteur street, district 03, HCMC. Sixty-five years ago, the university was a school which had a closed relationship with French École des Beaux-Arts. Until now, UAH has been developing rapidly from a small architecture school to become a university with many departments and subjects including architecture, urban planning, interior design, industrial design, structural engineering and infrastructural technology. At the moment, the university has welcomed more 8,000 students of all years and courses. A huge number of students is really a challenge for the capacity of the existing university campus. This problem leaded to a vital need of the new additional construction of UAH in Thu Duc district, HCMC. The campus building was opened officially in 2015.

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Oki

  • Architects: Truong An architecture + UAH Department of Architecture
  • Project: UAH campus
  • Location: No 48, Dang Van Bi street, Thu Duc district, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Photography: Hiroyuki Oki
  • Lead Architects: Pham Phu Cuong (Dean of Department of Architecture, UAH), Nguyen Cong Duy
  • Gross Built Area: 3,490 sqm
  • Completion Year: 2015

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Kardinal-Döpfner-Haus in Freising, Germany by gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Article source: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 

The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have won the competition for the continuing development of the Kardinal-Döpfner-Haus in Freising. The winning entry for the conversion and extension of the educational center is respectful of the traditional ensemble in this prominent position. The architecture nevertheless makes a confident contemporary mark, and creates new high-quality spaces and interiors, benefiting the surroundings.

The new wings are framing the foyer, Image Courtesy © gmp Architects

  • Architects: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: Kardinal-Döpfner-Haus
  • Location: Freising, Germany
  • Client: Erzdiözese München und Freising/Erzbischöfliches Ordinariat München
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Nicolas Pomränke
  • Project leader: Tobias Keyl
  • Team: Konstantin Greune, Rosaria de Canditiis, Dimitri Philippe, Jan Peter Deml, Thilo Zehme, Thomas Muncke, Giuseppe Malfona, Aleksandra Kuzminska
  • GFA: 15,337 m²

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