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Lairdsland Primary School in Scotland by Walters & Cohen Architects

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Article source: The Double Unit 

An innovative new primary school has recently opened its doors to local children and is set to pave the way for Scottish primary schools of the future.In January 2012 Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) issued an invitation to tender for a reference primary school design as part of Scotland’s £1.8 billion Schools for the Future programme, which aims to rebuild or refurbish some of the country’s poorest schools.

Image Courtesy © Dennis Gilbert

Image Courtesy © Dennis Gilbert

  • Architects: Walters & Cohen Architects
  • Project: Lairdsland Primary School
  • Location: Lairdsland, Scotland
  • Photography: Dennis Gilbert, Soluis
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Client: East Dunbartonshire Council, led by development partner Hub West Scotland, delivered by main contractor Morgan Sindall
  • Structural Engineer: Woolgar Hunter
  • CONSTRUCTION COST: The total cost of the project, including all fees, abnormals and site works, was £7.3m

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Wausau contributes to Ohio elementary school’s historic transformation and LEED Silver certification in Columbus, Ohio by Heather West

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Article source: Heather West

The 142-year-old Stewart Alternative Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio, has been transformed into a vibrant, modern center of learning for area students. Reopened in January 2015, the renovated and expanded school features high-performance Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ windows with access doors and between-glass blinds that enhance the building’s historic aesthetic. Wausau’s products also support the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) LEED® for Schools Silver certification, which the school received in August 2015.

Image Courtesy © Hardlines Design Company

Image Courtesy © Hardlines Design Company

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Clermont-Ferrand School of architecture in France by du Besset-Lyon architectes urbanistes

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Article source: AHA 

The task was to transform a sanatorium, built in 1930’s, into a School of Architecture. The Sanatorium is a perfect example of functional architecture, and it has to change radically its function. In order to preserve the rational spirit of the existing building and to create a model of a coherent architecture for the future students, our project becomes a pure reconversion: we restated the main architectural concept of the Sanatorium.

Image Courtesy © Axel Dahl

Image Courtesy © Axel Dahl

  • Architects: du Besset-Lyon architectes urbanistes
  • Project: Clermont-Ferrand School of architecture
  • Location: Ancient sanatorium Sabourin in Clermont-Ferrand (63), France
  • Photography: Axel Dahl
  • Client: Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication
  • Program: Classrooms, amphitheatres, library, workshops, studios
  • Engineering firms
    • Structural engineers: KHEPHREN Ingénierie
    • HVAC engineering: ESPACE TEMPS
    • Economist: JC DRAUART
    • Acoustic expert: JP LAMOUREUX
    • Infrastructure engineers: ATPI INFRA
    • Fire security expert: CASSO & ASSOCIES
  • Competition winner: July 2008
  • Construction completion: August 2015
  • Surface area: 11 500 m²
  • Cost: 21, 5 M€ ht

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Reading Room of Shenwan Teaching School at Enshi City in Hubei Province, China by SLOW Architects

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Article source: SLOW Architects

This teaching school locates in the mountain area of Enshi City, Hubei province and at the intersection of three counties. The students in this area live far away from any of the central school of the three counties, so the teaching school is reserved because of the actual need. But it could not get more financial support to improve its hardward.

Image Courtesy © Chuanchen Li

Image Courtesy © Chuanchen Li

  • Architects: SLOW Architects
  • Project: Reading Room of Shenwan Teaching School at Enshi City
  • Location: Enshi City, Hubei Province, China
  • Photography: Chuanchen Li
  • Design: SLOW Architects
  • Initiator: Zhigang Xu
  • Donors in alphabet sequence of surname: Yi Cheng, Xiaojuan Tsian, Chenglong Wang SLOW Architects, Zhigang Xu and etc
  • Material Donors in alphabet sequence: Aalto Metal Roofing System, China Human Settlements Engineering & Materials Institute, Mujian optimal product (Beijing) building material CO.,Ltd., Tianjin Fusen Wood, Velux(China)
  • Construction: Tianmao Yang, Qichao Chen, Chuanchen Li SLOW Architects

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Nursery School in Haro, SPAIN by taller básico de arquitectura

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Article source: taller básico de arquitectura

Geography as origin

The preschool is built on the urban limit of Haro. A place without buildings, marked with road lines, announces its immediate apparition. The strong slope delineates and discovers for us the possibility of an architecture of a geographic origin.

Image Courtesy © Pedro Pegenaute

Image Courtesy © Pedro Pegenaute

  • Architects: taller básico de arquitectura, Javier Pérez-Herreras and Fco. Javier Quintana de Uña
  • Project: Nursery School in Haro
  • Location: Haro, SPAIN
  • Photography: Pedro Pegenaute
  • COLABORATING ARCHITECTS: Edurne Pérez Diaz de Arcaya, Manuel Antón Martínez, Xabier Ilundáin Madurga, Joseba Aramburu Barrenetxea, David Santamaria Ozcoidi and Laura Elvira Tejedor
  • CLIENTS: Regional Ministry of Education, Culture and Tourism of the Government of La Rioja
  • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: October 2011 – December 2013
  • BUILT AREA: 2.490 m2

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Bronze tightrope walker… welcomes Park Extension schoolchildren in Montréal, Canada by NFOE etassociésarchitectes

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Montreal grew rapidly during the first half of the 20th century and keeping pace was the construction of neighbourhood schools, often designed by well-known architects of the time. A decade ago, a major revamping program was launched by the Montreal School Board (CSDM) to deal with the serious need of upgrading their building stock. One of the first schools targeted for upgrade and expansion was Barclay School, designed in 1930 by Gordon and Thompson.

West façade, Image Courtesy © Charles Lanteigne

West façade, Image Courtesy © Charles Lanteigne

  • Architects: NFOE et associés architectes
  • Project: Bronze tightrope walker… welcomes Park Extension schoolchildren
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Charles Lanteigne and Maxime Pion
  • Project Manager (NFOE): RafikSidawy
  • Designers: Masa Fukushima / Maxime Pion
  • Artists (sculpture): Mathieu Doyon and Simon Rivest
  • Client: Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM)
  • Civil engineers: Cima+
  • Structural engineers: SDK (more…)

Back of the Yards High School in Chicago, Illinois by STL Architects

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Article source: STL Architects 

This urban high school is organized into three thematic components: body, mind and spirit, that relate to the various programs and activities within the school that compose the curriculum. The site is zoned according to these thematic areas and bars are created, housing the athletics (body), the academy classrooms and teaching spaces (mind), and the library, arts and music (spirit). The bars slide against each other to create outdoor spaces on the site, programmed for specific activities that work in conjunction with the buildings—entry courtyard, athletics fields, and reading garden. The three volumes (body, mind, and spirit) that comprise the school are created by one continuous wall that snakes back and forth through the site.

Image Courtesy © IGNACIO ESPIGARES @ STL ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © IGNACIO ESPIGARES @ STL ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: STL Architects 
  • Project: Back of the Yards High School
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Photography: IGNACIO ESPIGARES @ STL ARCHITECTS 
  • Software used: Autocad,  3dsMax, Adobe Suite
  • YEAR : Design: July 09 – Mar 10 | Construction: Opening Summer 2013
  • Architect of Record: STL Architects
  • PBC’s Prototype Design Architect: John Ronan Architects
  • Architecture/Interiors Consulting: ODA Architecture
  • Structural: Matrix Engineering
  • Civil: Prism Engineering
  • Landscape: Jacobs/Ryan Associates
  • Accoustical & A/V: Kirkegaard Associates
  • SIZE : 215,000 SF
  • COST : $ 70.0 M

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Martin Luther School at Rimbach, Germany by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

The architects, von Gerkan, Marg and Partners, have completed the extension and conversion of Martin Luther School at Rimbach in 2015. The 1300 students of the grammar school, which is one of the most important educational establishments in Germany’s Odenwald region and has music as a key subject area, now have at their disposal 48 class rooms and 19 specialist subject rooms for music, art, and natural sciences.

Entire ensemble, Image Courtesy © Marcus Bredt

Entire ensemble, Image Courtesy © Marcus Bredt

  • Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: Martin Luther School at Rimbach
  • Location: Rimbach, Germany
  • Photography: Marcus Bredt
  • Client: Eigenbetrieb Gebäudewirtschaft Kreis Bergstraße
  • Competition: 2009, 1st prize
  • Design: Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Veit Lieneweg and Kristian Spencker
  • Project management: Bernd Gossmann, Christian Klimaschka In cooperation with Mettler Landscape Architects (competition)
  • Design team: Tobias Mäscher, Iza Kaizer, Adel Motamedi, Sarah Gerg, Elisabeth Heiner, Nadja Meinicke, Antje Pfeiffer, Stephan Both
  • Team implementation: Carla Silva Ferreira, Elisabeth Heiner, Nicole Jahn, Brigitta Kortz
  • Site supervision: Katja Poschmann, Uwe Otte, Peter Biermann, Tuba Fil, Dirk Backhaus
  • GFA: 10,000 m² (new building: 9,100m²; conversion: 900m²)
  • Construction period: 2012 – 2015
  • Certification: DGNB

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Fayetteville Montessori Elementary School in Arkansas by Marlon Blackwell Architect

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Article source: Marlon Blackwell Architect

The Montessori Elementary School sits in the small triangular remainder of a site prone to flooding and houses classrooms, a conference room, and a new commercial kitchen.

Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

  • Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architect
  • Project: Fayetteville Montessori Elementary School
  • Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas, US 
  • Photography: Timothy Hursley
  • Software used: Revit Architecture, AutoCAD, 3ds MAX, Maxwell
  • Team: Meryati Johari Blackwell, Assoc. AIA, NCIDQ, ASID, LEED AP BD+D Bradford Payne, Assoc. AIA, Michael Pope Jonathan Boelkins, AIA Justin Hershberger, Assoc. AIA Stephen Reyenga, Assoc. AIA William Burks, Assoc. AIA
  • Engineer(s):
    • MEP: HP Engineering Inc.
    • Civil: Bates & Associates, Inc.
  • Structural: Myers-Beatty Engineering, PLLC
  • Landscape: Appian Inc.
  • General contractor: Nabholz Construction Corporation
  • Metal Panel: T 10-A Metal Wall Panel

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Sant Miquel Special Education School in Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Spain by Pepe Gascón Arquitectura

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Article source: Pepe Gascón Arquitectura

Apart from its mere built container, a school is nothing more than a place where teaching and learning take place. This project, therefore, reflects the desire to interact with the city, revealing the flows and activities that occur within the immediate environment of the site.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: Pepe Gascón Arquitectura
  • Project: Sant Miquel Special Education School
  • Location:  Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Collaborators: Jesús Gallego
  • Client: Municipality of Sant Feliu de Llobregat (Barcelona), Spain
  • Contractor: XEDEX, SA (Barcelona), Spain
  • Project direction:
    • Pepe Gascón Colomer (architect)
    • Josep Gascón Canals (technical architect)
  • Health and Safety Coordination: Antoni Herrera (architect)
  • Project year: 2010
  • Completion date: 2011
  • Project area: 1492, 75 m2
  • Cost: 1.765.329, 75 €
  • Other collaborators:
    • Jordi Escofet (engineer)
    • Estudio de arquitectura e ingeniería DCE 2002, SL (structural engineering)

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