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MFA Zichtwei in Barendrecht, The Netherlands by Siebold Nijenhuis Architecten

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Article source: Siebold Nijenhuis Architecten

The newly build multifunctional accommodation (MFA) Zichtwei is the closing piece of the education campus in Barendrecht (just South of Rotterdam). The term MFA is commonly used in The Netherlands for a combination of occupants sharing one multi-functional building. In the MFA Zichtwei two schools are sharing the available class rooms, a sports hall is included and a youth center occupies offices and an event space. The sports hall is daily occupied by the school and can also be used by neighborhood associations during evenings as a separate entrance is designed.

Image Courtesy © Menno Emmink

Image Courtesy © Menno Emmink

  • Architects: Siebold Nijenhuis Architecten
  • Project: MFA Zichtwei
  • Location: Haarspitwei 9 2992 ZB Barendrecht, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Menno Emmink
  • Client: Municipality of Barendrecht
  • Lead project architect: Siebold Nijenhuis
  • Technical detailing: Broekbakema
  • Structural engineer: Van Rossum Advisory Engineers b.v.
  • Installation advisor: Vintis installatieadviseurs
  • Contractor: WBC Bouwgroep / Bussman Winterswijk B.V
  • Surface: 2.300 m2
  • Completion: May 2016

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Lilla Alby school in Sundbyberg, Sweden by Marge Arkitekter

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Article source: Marge Arkitekter

As an addition to an existing school built in 1968 this extension has been designed to accommodate 180 students in elementary and middle school in addition to the previous 240 and provide new classrooms, staff areas, a cafeteria and a library. An important task in the layout of the whole school complex was to release as much space as possible for play and green areas in the school yard. In order to do so, the extension is divided into a slender five story brick building with a tight footprint aligned with the street, and another lighter volume that links the old and the new school building together.

Image Courtesy © Johan Fowelin

Image Courtesy © Johan Fowelin

 

  • Architects: Marge Arkitekter
  • Project: Lilla Alby school
  • Location: Sundbyberg, Sweden
  • Photography: Johan Fowelin
  • Software used: MicroStation
  • Client: Sundbyberg Municipality
  • Total area of extension: ca 3400 sqm
  • Year: Completed 2015

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Hangzhou No.2 School of Future Sci-Tech City in China by LYCS Architecture

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Article source: LYCS Architecture

Traditional primary and secondary school planning in modern Chinese cities usually provides students and children with an adult-scale campus environment at an excessively early stage. Such environment gives no help to them in coping with high educational and social pressure. Facing these phenomenon, it is the architects’ responsibility to subversively break these conventions in school planning and offer children with space of their own scale and age in which they will enjoy living and studying.

Courtyard of Primary School, Image Courtesy © LYCS Architecture

Courtyard of Primary School, Image Courtesy © LYCS Architecture

  • Architects: LYCS Architecture
  • Project: Hangzhou No.2 School of Future Sci-Tech City
  • Location: Hangzhou, China
  • Project Team: RUAN Hao, CHEN Wenbin, YIN Yong, WU Shiyang, XIA Wei
  • Architect of Record: Zhejiang Province Institute of Architecture Design and Research
  • Total Architectural Area: 44,900sqm
  • Project Period: 2015-2016(Design), 2016-2017(Construction)

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‘Simone Veil’ group of schools in Colombes, France by Dominique Coulon & associés

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Article source: Dominique Coulon & associés

The ‘Simone Veil’ group of schools forms a structural element in the urban composition of the new eco-neighbourhood. It is tightly embedded in the dense urban fabric, opposite a park and straddling the maintenance workshops for the new tram line.

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

  • Architects: Dominique Coulon & associés (Dominique Coulon, Olivier Nicollas)
  • Project: ‘Simone Veil’ group of schools
  • Location: 3 rue Marguerite Yourcenar, 92700 Colombes, France
  • Photography: Eugeni Pons, Guillaume Wittmann and David Romero-Uzeda
  • Architects assistants: Guillaume Wittmann, Emilie Brichard, Jean Scherer
  • Engineers and consultants:
    • Structural Engineer: Batiserf Ingénierie
    • Electrical Engineer: BET G.Jost
    • Mechanical Plumbing Engineer: Solares Bauen
    • Cost Estimator: E3 économie
    • Acoustics: Euro Sound Project
    • Ergonomist: Defacto
    • Kitchen expert: Ecotral
    • Landscape: Bruno Kubler
  • Budget: 16 300 000 € H.T
  • Surface: 7600 m2
  • Schedule:
    • Competition: December 2010
    • Plans and technical phases: from march 2011 to july 2012
    • Construction: from january 2013 to august 2015

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Entrepot Macdonald in Paris, France by Kengo Kuma and Associates

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Article source: Kengo Kuma and Associates

Macdonald had been a gigantic distribution center since the 1970s, located at Macdonald Street in Paris. OMA was the master planner of the project and their proposal was rather distinctive. They preserved the old two-storied building (which extends as long as 500m), and asked 5 other architects to work on newly added programs. We were responsible for the western part of the building, and designed facilities for a junior and senior high schools, and local sports center.

Image Courtesy © Guillaume Satre

Image Courtesy © Guillaume Satre

  • Architects: Kengo Kuma and Associates
  • Project: Entrepot Macdonald – Education and Sports Complex
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Andre Morin, Guillaume Satre, 11h45
  • Area: 16,744 m2
  • Year: 2014.09

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Downton Primary School in Bournemouth, UK by Footprint Architects

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Article source: Footprint Architects 

This second addition to the Victorian Grade 2 listed school building, is a new translucent inside outside space designed as a sensory classroom environment that enables free flow for foundation level children.

The school were keen that the new space allowed them to enlarge the existing reception year intake and enable children to have direct access to the play space whilst improving visibility and supervision for teachers.

Image Courtesy © Alex Campbell

Image Courtesy © Alex Campbell

  • Architects: Footprint Architects (Peter Ward)
  • Project: Downton Primary School
  • Location: Bournemouth, UK
  • Photography: Alex Campbell
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Completion: December 2015

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Machaon Valley in Tatarstan, Russia by LEVS architecten

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Article source: LEVS architecten

LEVS architecten has won an international competition for the design of a new residential area nearby the Russian city of Kazan. The winning master plan and architectural concept take a ‘Dutch approach’ to create a living environment for approximately 17,000 residents. Intimate dimensions, green spaces, informal bike paths and walkways, adequate facilities, and spirited architecture together make the Machaon Valley a sustainable community.

Image Courtesy © LEVS architecten

Image Courtesy © LEVS architecten

  • Architects: LEVS architecten
  • Project: Machaon Valley
  • Location:  Malye KabanyKazan, Tatarstan, Russia

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IDC School of Psychology & Economics in Herzliya, Israel by Gottesman Szmeclman Architecture

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Article source: Gottesman Szmeclman Architecture

Situated on an extremely narrow site with eucalyptus trees along its southern & eastern edge, Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture’s design of the Faculties of Psychology & Economics Building at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC) reflects several key considerations: a commitment to “green” architecture; a desire to create clear and dynamic relationships between architecture and its surrounding; and a commitment to effectively and harmoniously incorporate carefully defined functions within each building.

Image Courtesy © Gottesman Szmeclman Architecture

Image Courtesy © Gottesman Szmeclman Architecture

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Junior high school, boarding school, sports complex for the disabled and cultural center in Lille, France by Chartier Dalix Architectes

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Article source: Chartier Dalix Architectes

The Moulin Junior High School is located in the southern area of Lille, in a neighborhood that has undergone major transformations in recent decades. Mainly occupied by a population of workers, this neighborhood possesses an urban fabric that is still largely one of brick buildings, factories and buildings related to freight whose renovation has spurred a renewal of the entire neighborhood (as illustrated in reconversion of the Saint-Sauveur train station for example).

Image Courtesy © Takuji Shimmura

Image Courtesy © Takuji Shimmura

  • Architects: Chartier Dalix Architectes
  • Project: Junior High School, Boarding School, Sports Complex For The Disabled And Cultural Center
  • Location: Lille, France
  • Photography: Takuji Shimmura
  • Client: General Council – Département du Nord, city of Lille
  • General contractor: Chartier Dalix architects, AvantPropos architects
  • Bet: HDM engineering [fluids, structure], ACT environment [HQE] Becquart [eco], Flandres analyses [acoustics] KVDS [landscape]
  • Hqe: Junior High School: certified by Certivea, 3 TP targets and 6 P targets, Gymnasium: certified HQE
  • Cost: €21m excl. VAT
  • Surface: 13,853 m² Adjusted gross floor area
  • Calendar: Delivered end 2015

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The Greene School in Florida by Carlo Ratti Associati

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Article source: Carlo Ratti Associati 

Conceived by Palm Beach residents and philanthropists Jeff and Mei Sze Greene, The Greene School operates with the mission to empower high-performing students from pre-k to fourth graders to be adaptive, confident and productive stewards of an evolving world. The school pairs innovative teaching methods with new digital communication tools to form a network of connective, creative learners. Located at 2001 South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, The Greene School is presently accepting applications for the upcoming academic year beginning in September 2016.

Image Courtesy © Carlo Ratti Associati

Image Courtesy © Carlo Ratti Associati

  • Architects: Carlo Ratti Associati
  • Project: The Greene School
  • Location: West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
  • Client: The Greene School
  • Founders: Jeff and Mei Sze Greene
  • Team: Carlo Ratti, Giovanni de Niederhausern, Andrea Galanti, Valentina Grasso, Andrea Riva, Chiara Borghi, Gary di Silvio, Alberto Bottero
  • Executive architecture: Civica Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture: Jon E. Schmidt and Associates

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