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The 4th Gymnasium in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Paul de Ruiter Architects

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Article source: Paul de Ruiter Architects 

In the first energy-neutral district of Amsterdam, the Houthavens, we designed the 4th Gymnasium. An energy-neutral secondary school that accommodates about 800 students. The school functions as the entrance of the new district. The Houthavens had an industrial role for years and will transform into a vibrant district with several islands in the upcoming years. A great variety of buildings and residents will take their place here. The 4th Gymnasium serves as a herald for the further developments of this area.

Image Courtesy © Sónia Arrepia

Image Courtesy © Sónia Arrepia

  • Architects: Paul de Ruiter Architects (Paul de Ruiter & Noud Paes, Richard Buijs, Lionel Nascimento Gomes, Raymond van Sabben, Marieke Sijm)
  • Project: The 4th Gymnasium
  • Location: Archangelweg 4, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Sónia Arrepia
  • Software used: Rhino, Sketchup with a Sefaira update and AutoCAD
  • Client: City of Amsterdam
  • User: Esprit Scholengroep / The 4th Gymnasium
  • Project team: Bobby de Graaf, Laura van de Pol, Willem, Jan Landman
  • Engineer: Van Rossum
  • Installations: Ingenieursburo Linssen
  • Building physics: LBP sight
  • Construction costs: bbn adviseurs
  • Project management: PMB gemeente Amsterdam
  • Contractor: Dura Vermeer

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University of Queensland School of Architecture in Australia by m3architecture

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Article source: m3architecture 

m3architecture has designed stage one of the alterations and additions for the University of Queensland’s (UQ) Architecture School, set within the existing Zelman Cowen building.

Image Courtesy © Brett Boardman

Image Courtesy © Brett Boardman

  • Architects: m3architecture
  • Project: University of Queensland School of Architecture
  • Location: Queensland, Australia
  • Photography: Brett Boardman
  • Software used: Revit

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GD Goenka in New Delhi, India by Design Forum International

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Article source: Epistle Communications

Educational Institutions across the globe are designed to facilitate the engagement of the young minds by creating interactive environments that are a blend of study, activity and play areas. In alignment with the same ethos, the GD Goenka group’s philosophy is to reinvent the school experience by creating the best physical infrastructure as per global standards, coupled with high quality, well-paidand motivated faculty. A simple and concise design brief was determined- to have class rooms that are equipped with the neoteric style of teaching and content. Unlike the use of traditional systems such as blackboards etc., novel educations tools take precedent in the contemporary education system; multimedia tools such as projectors, and adequate storage space for children to stack their bags, books, classrooms that are highly flexible to support a variety of formal and informal teaching methods etc. The design of the institutional development of a primary school (from kindergarten to class 5) enables these requirements while aiming to provide flexibility of spaces by making the building form itself as a part of the learning experience.

Image Courtesy © Design Forum International

Image Courtesy © Design Forum International

  • Architects: Design Forum International
  • Project: GD Goenka
  • Location: Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, India
  • Client: MR. VIPUL GARG.
  • Client’s Firm: RAI BAHADUR RAGHBIR SINGH EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY
  • Principal Architect: Goonmeet Chauhan
  • Design Team: Anil, Yogesh, Vikas Sharma, Nishant
  • Structural: NNC Design International
  • Mechanical & Electrical: V.S. Kukreja & Associates
  • Site Area (sq ft & sq m) : 4052.00 sq.m (43615.78 sq.ft.)
  • Built-Up Area (sq ft & sq m): 3540.72 sq.m (38112.31 sq.ft.)
  • Start Date: Sept 2013
  • Completion Date: March 2015

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Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa, California by WRNS Studio

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Article source: WRNS Studio

Last month, Sonoma Academy, an independent college prep high school located in Sonoma County, broke ground on a 22,000-square-foot expansion project, designed by San Francisco-based architecture and planning firm WRNS Studio. Situated on a 34-acre campus nestled at the base of Taylor Mountain, this marks the first phase of a two-phase campus-wide transformation. Known as the Grange & Studios, the two-level educational facility will add key academic, social and cultural spaces that will support the overall mission of the school. In less than 14 months, the project went from design phase to beginning construction.

 Image Courtesy © WRNS Studio

Image Courtesy © WRNS Studio

  • Architects: WRNS Studio
  • Project: Sonoma Academy
  • Location: Santa Rosa, California, USA
  • Contractor: XL Construction
  • Civil Engineer: Sherwood Design Engineers
  • Structural: Mar Structural Design
  • Landscape Architect: RHAA Landscape Architects
  • Mechanical: Interface Engineering
  • Electrical: Integral
  • Green Roof: Ranicreek
  • Size: 22,000 SF

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De Opmaat extended school in Arnhem, The Netherlands by AHH

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Article source: AHH 

De Opmaat, an extended school located where a meadow landscape meets the outskirts of Arnhem, houses a primary school, a nursery, a playgroup and a gym. The building has sloping roofs, staggered in relation to one another, with stairways, tribune steps, rooflights and roof vegetation. The form fits in with the surrounding area. Thanks to the green on the roofs, the view of the landscape from the houses on the other side remains intact. The glazed frontage on the north side refers to the nearby glasshouses.

Image Courtesy © Herman van Doorn

Image Courtesy © Herman van Doorn

  • Architects: AHH
  • Project: De Opmaat extended school
  • Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Ellen Tijben, Herman van Doorn, Herman Hertzberger, René de Wit
  • Area: 3,230 m2
  • Year: 2004-2007

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TERESIANAS in Barcelona, Spain by Picharchitects

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Article source: Picharchitects

It is the extension of the Teresianas School of the c/ Ganduxer.

Because of its heritage value, the passage of time and the various education reforms, the school has been left without enough classroom space and recreational covered areas.

The new extension re-locates all grades and provides the school with new covered sports space with the necessary infrastructure to provide a service to the school and extracurricular activities.

Image Courtesy © Simón García

Image Courtesy © Simón García

  • Architects: Picharchitects (Felipe Pich- Aguilera Baurier and Teresa Batlle Pagès)
  • Project: TERESIANAS
  • Location: Ganduxer, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Simón García
  • Group leaders: Angel Sendarrubias, Pau Casaldàliga
  • Head of project: Ute Muncheberg
  • Specialists: Structure: Bis architects. Facilities: Avant engineering
  • Work Management: Felipe Pich- Aguilera, Jordi París
  • Project Management: Moro Soucheiron partners
  • Builder: Teyco
  • Total floor area: 2845m2
  • Construction cost: 2.700.000 €
  • Year: 2014

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Trivaux-Garenne Campus in Clamart, France by Gaëtan Le Penhuel & Associés – Architectes

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Article source: Gaëtan Le Penhuel & Associés – Architectes

ARCHITECTURAL AND URBAN POSITION

In the residential neighborhood of the Petit-Clamart, this ambitious project includes schools (two elementary schools and two nursery schools) and large sports complex (dojo, gymnasium, tennis courts, and circulation area). The broad trapezium-shaped terrain extends over 5 hectares and offers the opportunity to reconcile two areas, two period urban fabrics based on very different conceptions.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: Gaëtan Le Penhuel & Associés – Architectes (Gaëtan LE PENHUEL, Gaëtan MORALES, Cristina FERNANDEZ, Laetitia BIABAUT)
  • Project: Trivaux-Garenne Campus
  • Location: Clamart, France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • Client: City of Clamart
  • Joint Prime Contractors: VSA (Skins and structure), FACEA (Framework and utilities), ATSL (Landscape architects), ICTEC (Economist), RFR ELEMENTS (HQE), SPOOMS (Kitchen design and installation), GENERAL ACOUSTICS
  • Structural work – Covered enclosure- Technical systems: LEON GROSSE
  • Structure and envelopes: POULINGUE, Cooking facilities: FC2P, Outdoor layout: WATELET TP
  • HQE (High Environmental Quality): Certification NF Commercial buildings, HQE approach
  • Budget: 30.7 M€
  • Floor Area: 13,979 m²
  • Delivery Date: December 2015 – April 2016

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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
  • Software used: AutoCad and Revit
  • 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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