Archive for the ‘Educational Institute’ Category
Saturday, November 26th, 2011
Article source: Safdie Architects
Located at the corner of 23rd Street and Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC, the United States Institute of Peace Headquarters occupies the northwest corner of the National Mall, in sight of the Lincoln Memorial. As the organization’s first permanent home, the Institute’s headquarters are specifically designed to support the critical mission of international conflict management, and include administrative offices, research facilities including a library and an archive, a conference center, and an interactive educational center dedicated to the theme of peacemaking.
- Architect: Safdie Architects
- Name of Project: United States Institute of Peace
- Location: Washington, DC
- Client: United States Institute of Peace
- Public Opening: September 2011
- Total Area: 150,000 square feet
- Total Cost: US $186 million
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
Article source: Flad Architects
Studies by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) show a dramatic increase in obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease across the United States. These have become a national crisis that requires ongoing and immediate attention.
The Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes (TRI) facility will focus on the study of diabetes, obesity, and the metabolic origins of cardiovascular disease – bridging the gap between the research lab and the patient’s bedside and allowing for scientific discoveries and treatments to be developed more quickly and on a more personalized level.
- Architects: Flad Architects
- Project: Florida Hospital / Burnham Institute Translational Research Institute for Metabolism & Diabetes
- Location: Orlando, Florida
- Flad Role: Full architectural services
- Size: 54,000 square feet
- Completion: 2011 est.
- Software used: Renderings were created with Sketchup and Podium. Final documents were done in Revit.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
More projects by Henning Larsen Architects
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will expand with a new building that is to house facilities for the Institute of Diplomatic Studies and Consular Affairs Department. The new building comprises among others a large auditorium, lecture halls, library, classrooms, a large hall for visa applicants and office space. The building accommodates a number of shared facilities e.g. a cafeteria and prayer rooms.
Institute of Diplomatic Studies
- Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
- Project: Institute of Diplomatic Studies
- Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia
- Gross floor area: 46,000 m2
- Year of construction: 2010 – 2013
- Type of assignment: Commision
- Partners: Buro Happold and Geoffrey Barnett Associates
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
Article source: LEVS architecten
Doggers Corner lies near Den Helder in the North of Holland. It is placed in the landscape like a fortress. A paradoxical task: a closed juvenile institute with maximum security in combination with an environment where 144 juvenile residents between the ages of 12 and 18 can receive optimal treatment. The open and relaxed design of the Federal Institute for Youths (RIJ) makes for a privileged environment inside the protection and limitations of a wall.
Bird Eye View (Images Courtesy Allard van der Hoek, RenÃ© de Wit, Snowwhite, LEVS architecten)
- Architect: LEVS architecten
- Name of Project: Doggers Corner
- Location: Den Helder, The Netherlands
- Photography: Allard van der Hoek, RenÃ© de Wit, Snowwhite, LEVS architecten
Saturday, September 24th, 2011
Article source: Chyutin Architects
The Van-Leer Institute
The Polonsky Academy of Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences
The Polonsky Academy building is situated on the cliff facing south towards the Jerusalem Theater. Its northern side faces the Main Garden Court which will function as the heart of the campus in the new master plan. This court has two levels, with a one storey differential between them which makes it possible to create two entrances to the structure on different levels: main entrance near the Van Leer Institute and secondary entrance near the Council for Higher Education.
- Architect: Chyutin Architects
- Name of Project: The Van-Leer Institute
- Location: Jerusalem, Israel
- Designer: Bracha Chyutin, Michael Chyutin, Jacques Dahan, Ethel Rosenhek, Joseph Perez
- Total Storeys: 4
- Floor Area: 7300 sq. m.
- Design / Completion Date: 2013
Saturday, September 17th, 2011
Article source: ARKÍS Architects
The Institute of Natural History is a public institution, carrying out diverse research and monitoring of nature. Research is especially focused on botany, ecology, taxonomy geology and zoology. The new building for the Icelandic Institute of Natural History houses research facilities and offices for 50 scientists and other employees. Furthermore, the building houses the Institute’s research specimen collections and scientific library.
View of building from the north (Image Courtesy Vigfus Birgisson)
- Architects: ARKÍS Architects
- Project: Icelandic Institute of Natural History
- Location: Gardabaer, Iceland
- Completion: October 2010
- Site area: 5.199 m2
- Gross floor area: 3.515 m2
- Software used: Autodesk autocad and architectural desktop
Saturday, August 20th, 2011
Article source: MVRDV with Furniture of Richard Hutten
Several weeks after The Why Factory – a newly established research institute, lead by MVRDV and the Technical University Delft – had moved into their new residence on the top floor of the Faculty Building of the Technical University, the building was destroyed by a fire on May 12, 2008.
Images Courtesy Rob't Hart
- Architect: MVRDV with Furniture of Richard Hutten
- Name of Project: The Why Factory Tribune
- Photography: Rob’t Hart
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.
- 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
Friday, July 22nd, 2011
Article source: Daniel Libeskind AG
The Jewish Museum Berlin plans to construct an academy on the site of the Blumengrossmarkt by using the existing hall. It will offer public programs together with additional office, storage and support spaces for the Museum. Maintaining the hall structure, a cultural use is being established with the option of future expansion.
Exterior View (Images Courtesy Jewish Museum Berlin, Rendering Bromsky, Architecture ADL)
- Architect: Daniel Libeskind AG
- Name of Project: Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin in the Eric F. Ross building
- Location: Berlin, Germany
- Completion: 2012
- Client: Friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin
- Photo credits: © Jewish Museum Berlin, Rendering Bromsky, Architecture ADL
Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
Article source: N + B architects
Paul Valery Highschool buildings in MENTON, France was recently restructured and extended by N+B architects. the project took into account the notions of flexibility, environmental use functionality and to enable the programmatic entities to be linked together around exterior spaces. The ambition of this project is to offer a coherence set in a specific environment.
Evening View (Images Courtesy Paul Kozlowski)
- Architect: Elodie Nourrigat & Jacques Brion – N + B architects
- Name of Project: Paul Valery Highschool
- Location: Menton, France
- Client: Région Provence Alpes Côtes d’Azur
- Program: restructuration and extension of the high school Paul Valéry – sustainable project
- Photograph: Paul Kozlowski