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Institute of Advanced Study of the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands by HOH Architecten

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Article source: HOH Architecten 

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) of the University of Amsterdam is a centre for interdisciplinary research and  brings together young international scientists to generate ideas, broaden knowledge and develop new research methodologies. Biologists, sociologists and economists work together on topics such as climate change, immigration and financial crises. In addition, Nobel Prize laureates are invited to discuss urgent interdisciplinary issues.

Image Courtesy © HOH Architecten

  • Architects: HOH Architecten
  • Project: Institute of Advanced Study of the University of Amsterdam
  • Location: Oude Turfmarkt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Client: University of Amsterdam / Institute of Advanced Studies
  • Project Team: Freyke Hartemink, Carsten Hilgendorf, Jarrik Ouburg, Matteo Oldini, Julio Tamma
  • Consultants: Tentij Constructie BV
  • Area: 600 m2

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EOLAS, Maynooth University in Republic of Ireland by Coady Architects

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Article source: Coady Architects

The 8,000m2 EOLAS BUILDING at MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY provides state of the art Information Communication Technology facilities for six different University Departments and Institutes including undergraduate, post-graduate and research users as well as a Business Incubations Centre for start-ups. The building is a major strategic investment by the University as part of an ambitious plan for growth.

Image Courtesy © Coady Architects

  • Architects: Coady Architects
  • Project: EOLAS, Maynooth University
  • Location: Maynooth, Republic of Ireland
  • Software used: Autocad, Illustrator
  • Quantity Surveyors: Lawlor Burns & Associates
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineers: J V Tierney & Company
  • Structural Engineers: Punch Consulting Ltd
  • Façade Consultants: Billings Design Associates Ltd
  • Main Contractor: Tracey Brothers Ltd
  • Project Size: 8,000 sq.m
  • Completion: July 2015

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Institute for Contemporary Art in Richmond, Virginia by STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Article source: STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS 

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) will unveil the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), a new, non-collecting contemporary art institution designed by Steven Holl Architects. The ICA also announced today the completion of its $37-million capital campaign, several months ahead of opening, in support of the construction of the Markel Center, home of the ICA. The completion of the capital campaign was made possible through more than 1,000 gifts from individual donors, corporations, and private foundations. The ICA, which will be free to the public when it opens in April 2018, has also launched an endowment campaign to ensure the sustained growth of the new institution, with an initial $12-million goal.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Institute for Contemporary Art
  • Location: Richmond, Virginia
  • Photography: Iwan Baan

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Research Building & Ingemedia Institute in Toulon, France by ANMA

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Article source: ANMA

As part of the urban project created by ANMA for the Porte d’Italie district, the Maison de la Recherche (Research Centre) and Ingémédia project combines its educational vocation with an emblematic role in this new area of Toulon. The urban campus, a showcase for greater Toulon located at the entrance to the city, houses research and teaching teams and sits next door to the faculty of law.

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

  • Architects: ANMA
  • Project: Research Building & Ingemedia Institute
  • Location: 70 Avenue Roger Devoucoux, 83000 Toulon, France
  • Photography: Julien Lanoo
  • Team: Hélène Galifer, Etienne Challet-Hayard, Florent Biais, Florian Chazeau, Alessio Loffredo
  • Client: Toulon Provence Méditerranée Agglomeration Community
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 11 160 m² Shon
  • Completion Year: 2013

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Fingerprint Me in Melbourne, Australia by Studio Y.

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Article source: Studio Y.

“It would be so nice if something made sense for a change…”. Alice in Wonderland.

Fingerprint Me is a socially focused organisation helping young people thrive in their transition from education into the workforce. Teaching young people how to find a pathway to their future career and become job ready.

Image Courtesy © Michael Gazzola

  • Architects: Studio Y.
  • Project: Fingerprint Me
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Photography: Michael Gazzola

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Westmead Millennium Institute, Australia by BVN

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Article source: BVN

The Westmead Millennium Institute (WMI) is headquarters for one of the largest medical research institutes in Australia. The building brings together staff traditionally housed across six sites of the Westmead Hospital campus.

Image Courtesy © BVN

  • Architects: BVN
  • Project: Westmead Millennium Institute
  • Location: Westmead, Australia

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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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Oficentro Asebanacio in San José, Costa Rica by ICESA Arquitectos

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Article source: ICESA Arquitectos

The fast-growing Employee Solidarity Association of the National Bank of Costa Rica was in need of a new headquarter. They envisioned not only to build their house, but to create a common roof to shelter institutions with shared values and synergies.

The building is located in Llorente de Tibás, a mixed and varied urban fabric that changes dramatically both in landscape and program on every side of the irregular plot. The east facade faces a National Highway, the northern one faces a commercial street and the south side of the plot borders a sprawled residential community. The building accordingly responds differently to every side, situation that is intensified by the bioclimatic parameters that requested the maximum light from the north and south and thermal reductions from the strong east and west lights. This is contrary to the plot geometry that has the shortest side to the north and a reason why the concrete louvers were proposed as a project feature.

Image Courtesy © Sebastián Alfaro Fuscaldo

  • Architects: ICESA Arquitectos
  • Project: Oficentro Asebanacio
  • Location: Tibás, San José, Costa Rica
  • Photography: Sebastián Alfaro Fuscaldo
  • Client: Asebanacio
  • Lead Architects: Sebastián Alfaro Fuscaldo, Cristian Cambronero Herra
  • Structural Engineer: Sotela Alfaro Ltda
  • Mechanical Engineer: Carlos Cordero
  • Electrical Engineer: Marco Vasquez

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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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