Archive for the ‘Educational Institute’ Category
Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
Article source: Mecanoo architecten
Urban renewal plan
A large-scale urban renewal project is in progress in the Reimerswaalbuurt in Osdorp, a neighborhood situated at the periphery of Amsterdam. The ambitious plan was made under the supervision of the Architecten Cie. Nine building complexes will be realized with broad streets and auto-free squares. Mecanoo designed the first complex which includes a school, sports hall, pre-school playrooms, a children’s day-care center, a community center, 51 apartments and 21 single family homes. The neighborhood will be enriched with good social housing situated in a network of pleasant and safe streets, squares and public green space with gathering places to socialize in. The result of the fruitful cooperation between the developer Ymere, the school board, design studio Makkink & Bey and artist Elspeth Pikaar is a richly detailed social housing and multi-functional education complex. Mecanoo’s design example will set the stage for the other eight residential complexes.
- Architect: Mecanoo architecten
- Name of Project: Osdorp Multi-Functional School
- Location: Osdorp, The Netherlands
- Design: 2005-2007
- Realisation: 2007-2011
- Developer: Ymere Ontwikkeling, Amsterdam; Amsterdamse Stichting voor Katholiek Onderwijs (ASKO), Amsterdam
Saturday, June 4th, 2011
Article source: Cannon Design
Two years after Cannon Design provided feasibility, programming, and cost-estimating services for a proposed health, physical education, and fitness center, Los Angeles Community College District’s Mission College unanimously selected the firm to provide design services for the new $38 million facility, which enables Mission College to consolidate its physical education and athletic programs – previously housed in leased buildings dispersed off campus – into a unified location that can accommodate new athletic and educational programs.
Interior View (Image Courtesy Feinknopf)
- Architects: Cannon Design
- Project: Los Angeles Mission College, Health, PE and Fitness Center
- Location: Sylmar, CA
- Size: 87,000 sq ft
- Project Cost: $38 Million
- Engineers (MEP): Integrated Engineering Consulting Engineers, Los Angeles CA
- Photography: Feinknopf Photography
- Software used: Revit as a visualization tool during schematic design to do layouts and quick views for the owner…it allowed them to make decisions on the spot. We were new to Revit at the time  and we converted the sheets to AutoCAD to develop the actual contract documents.
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
Returning to the site of my first crime, (Gymnase Louis Blériot, Nominated first work 2004), whilst never having understood why nominee and not winner, is like going on a date with your first unrequited love, or at least her sister who was prettier anyway.
Side View (Images Courtesy Vincent Fillon)
- Architect: Christophe Gulizzi
- Name of Project: Lycee Louis Bleriot Extention
- Location: Marignane, France
- Contractor : PACA Region, Michel Vauzelle.
- Delegate contractor: AREA PACA, Louis Pesanti.
- Credits photo : Philippe Ruault, Vincent Fillon
Thursday, April 14th, 2011
‘In creating film one has to know how to take flight with light and understand the nature of its nature; to become a shadow and converse with ambiguity touching it but never gripping it; to understand the concept of contrasting harmony and how opposites bow to each other and sometimes dance in no less capacity than utterly consumed and locked souls; to travel with raw sound, whispers and sometimes silence itself and meet enchantment yet sense the most silent scream to be the loudest; to adopt the gentle breeze and learn a lesson or two on the prolific powers of gentle sways; to know how to become absolutely drunk and utterly intoxicated on a good conversation; to be able to ride chaos and make good sense of it; to use ice cold that is actually hot and make it unarguably cool; to know men and women who wear their hearts on their faces; to converse with the aura of objects and discover the person within each; to erase the line between genius and insanity and discover how to inexhaustibly deconstruct and reconstruct souls and suspend time in between, …’ Khalid Nahhas.
Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts
- Architects: Symbiosis Design Limited
- Project: Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Art
- Location: Aqaba, Jordan
- Project team: Khalid Nahhas, Ramiz Ayoub, Faiha Katbi, Lina Asa’d, Dina Hadaddin, Onur Lambaz
- Structural Engineer:Symbiosis Design ltd., Omega Consulting Off.
Sunday, April 10th, 2011
The Hong Kong Institute of Design project was won at the end of 2006 by Coldefy & Associés, Architectes Urbanistes / CAAU, winners of the two stage international competition in which 162 teams from 23 countries took part. The CAAU studio was entrusted with the task of designing the project with architectural project management of the site directed by its Hong Kong partner, P&T Group. Intended to welcome 4, 000 students of artistic and multimedia disciplines in around 42, 000 m², the HKDI is commissioned by the Vocational Training Council Hong Kong. The HKDI is the first major facility built in Hong Kong by a French architect
The Hong Kong Design Institute
- Architects: Coldefy & Associes Architect
- Project: The Hong Kong Design Institute
- Location: Hong Kong, China
- Competition: Prize winning project, 2006
- Client: Vocational Training Council Hong Kong
- Project Leaders: Thomas Coldefy + Isabel van Haute
Sunday, March 27th, 2011
Scientists from around the world gather to help advance the study of the oceans, earth, and marine life sciences at this oceanfront conference center located at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. The building is located atop an ocean bluff, with strong winds, western sun, and an existing grove of palms providing the natural context. Responding to these forces without impacting their natural beauty was a driving goal in the design of the project. In addition, the uniquely informal character of the Scripps community, with its clear appreciation of the natural environment and outdoors, became an influential factor in the design. The LEED certified project includes a flexible auditorium space, four oceanfront meeting rooms of varying sizes, a student lounge, and restaurant. The program is broken into several buildings connected by a trellised walkway creating a porous structure that preserves ocean views and breezes for the rest of the campus.
Auditorium - ©David Hewitt/Anne Garrison
- Architect: Safdie Rabines Architects
- Project: Robert Paine Scripps Forum For Science, Society and the Environment
- Location: La Jolla, California
- Year: Completed January 2009
- Area: 15,000 square feet
- Photo Credits: David Hewitt/Anne Garrison
- MEP Engineer: Integrated Engineering
- Structural Engineer: Flores Lund Consultants
- Civil Engineer: Fuscoe Engineering
- Landscape Architect: Aerea Studio
- Acoustic Consultant: Dohn and Associates
- Contractor/Builder: Jaynes Corporation & General Contractors
Friday, March 25th, 2011
Located on Minnesota’s vast western prairie, the University of Minnesota, Morris, is a national leader in campus sustainability—through sustainable development and the addition of its own wind power generator and biomass energy plant. This renovation of a two-story, 18,700 square-foot 1915 historic building serves two purposes: to act as a gateway for all visitors (including prospective students, parents, and alumni) and be a centerpiece for the campus’ commitment to sustainable design.
- Architect: Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd., Architect & Interior Designer
- Name of Project: University of Minnesota, Morris, Welcome Center
- Location: Morris, Minnesota
- Year: 2009
- Collaborators: Karges-Faulconbridge, Inc., Mechanical/Electrical Engineers, BKBM Engineers, Structural/Civil Engineers, Oslund and Associates, Inc., Landscape Architect, JE Dunn Construction North Central, General Contractor
- Area: 18,700 square-feet
- Photo credits: Lara Swimmer Photography
- Software Used: Revit
Sunday, March 20th, 2011
Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
More projects by Henning Larsen Architects
With the new Campus Roskilde, University College Sealand consolidates its professional bachelor’s programmes covering social education and social work, health and teaching.
Campus Roskilde Bird View
- Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
- Location: Roskilde, Denmark
- Client: University College Sealand
- Gross floor area: 14,000 m2
- Year of construction: 2010 – 2012
- Type of assignment: First prize in international competition
- Collaboration: Enemærke og Pedersen, Cowi and Thing & Wainø Landscape Architects. (more…)
Saturday, March 19th, 2011
Arizona Medical Education Building Breaks New Ground; Award-Winning Design Exemplifies New, Interdisciplinary Teaching, Research
PHOENIX: The physical manifestation of a new, interdisciplinary approach to health sciences education and research is rising from the flat pans of downtown Phoenix in the form of an architecturally expressive, world-class, sustainable educational facility. Currently under construction, the project recently won a 2010 NEXT LA Citation Award given to “on-the-boards” projects by the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Phoenix HSEB North Facade
- Project Team:
- Owner: City of Phoenix
- Client: Arizona Board of Regents
- Users: University of Arizona/Northern Arizona University
- Design and Executive Architect: CO Architects
- Associate Architect and Master Planner: Ayers Saint Gross
- Preconstruction/Construction Manager at Risk Contractor: DPR • Sundt, a Joint Venture of DPR Construction and Sundt Construction, Inc.
- Landscape Architect: JJR
- Lighting Designer: Kaplan Gehring McCarroll Lighting
- Structural Engineer: John A. Martin & Associates
- MEP Engineer: AEI Engineers
- Civil Engineer: Dibble Engineering
- Climate Engineer: Transsolar Energietechnik
- Geotechnical Engineer: Professional Service Industries
- Fire Protection/Code Consultant: Rolf Jensen & Associates
- Loading/Vertical Transportation Consultant: Lerch Bates
- Audiovisual Technology: The Sextant Group
- Cost Estimator: Davis Langdon
Friday, March 11th, 2011
Kindergarten Kekec is an extension of a typical Slovene prefab kindergarten from the 1980s. Situated in one of Ljubljana’s residential areas, Kekec answers the growing demand for kindergartens. This comes as a result of Ljubljana having witnessed considerable population growth as well as legislative changes and a planned increase in building density inside the highway ring surrounding the city.
Kindergarten Kekec - Photograph by Miran Kambic
- Architect: Arhitektura Jure Kotnik
- Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Project team: Jure Kotnik, Andrej Kotnik
- Client: Mestna občina Ljubljana
- Structural Engineering: CBD d.o.o.
- Mechanical Engineering: Linasi Peter
- Electrical Engineering: Iztok Zlatar
- Project area: 130 m2
- Project year: 2009
- Construction year: 2010
- Builder: Riko Hiše d.o.o www.riko-hise.si
- Photographs: Miran Kambič