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Colegio San Francisco Javier in Puerto Montt, Chile by Martín Hurtado Arquitectos Asociados

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Article source: Martín Hurtado Arquitectos Asociados

The San Francisco Javier School is an institution related to the Compañía de Jesus, which founded this school around 1850, in the center of the emerging city of Puerto Montt. It was in fact the first church and parish, and part of its facilities are now a National Monument. The development and densification of the center, and the transfer of its inhabitants to residential areas in new neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city, forced the relocation of the school. This new building is located in the heart of high Pelluhue, a new residential district located east of the city.

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

  • Architects: Martín Hurtado Arquitectos Asociados
  • Project: Colegio San Francisco Javier
  • Location: Puerto Montt, Chile
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti
  • Collaborators: Raimundo Arteaga, Sebastián Erazo, Iván Salas, Andrés Suarez.
  • Technical Advisors: Constructor: DLP/ Calculista Hormigones: Jorge Gonzalez Narbona, RG Ingenieros / Calculista Madera Laminada: Mario Wagner/ Inspección Técnica: POCH / Eficiencia energética: AMPI / Madera Laminada: INGELAM / Inst. Sanitarias: Tefra / Inst. Eléctricas: Ingelpo. / Climatización: AMPI / Corrientes Débiles: Sixbell  / Equipos Iluminación: LED Studio /  Paisajismo: Francisca Prieto, Paula Rodriguez
  • Site Area: 9 Há
  • Built Area: 27.224,59 m2
  • Project: 2007
  • Construction: 2009-2011
  • Construction System: Estructura: Madera Laminada y Hormigón Armado / Muros: Hormigón Armado, hormigón celular, tabiquerías de madera y volcometal/ Pavimentos: Radier Pulido, alfombras alto tráfico, parquet en gimnasios / Cielos: o.s.b, cielo falso americano/ Cubierta:  Zincalum emballetado/ Revestimientos: Fibrocemento tinglado y piedra pizarra (exterior), o.s.b (interior).

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Renovation Of Henri Wallon Primary School Facades in Montreuil, France by LEM+ Architectes

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Article source: LEM+ Architectes

The Lem+ agency hands over the renovated façades for the Henri Wallon primary school in Montreuil, France. Apart from the asbestos treatment, the project provides for improved thermal performances and summer comfort, as well as the provision of access for the disabled.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: LEM+ Architectes
  • Project: Renovation Of Henri Wallon Primary School Facades
  • Location: Montreuil, France
  • Photography: julien lanoo, Luc Boegly
  • Client: Montreuil local authorities
  • Engineers: Bethac – Ibat – Becri
  • Contractors: Cavanna – Nogues, Euro Ascenseurs, Prefaub
  • Surface: 3592 m
  • Cost of works: Eu ros 1 760 000 excl. VAT
  • Adapted procedure Winning project Handover: February 2013

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Secondary School Navalmoral de la Mata in Caceres, Spain by Arquitectos Ayala

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Article source: Arquitectos Ayala

Children do not remember the classrooms in their school but the playing grounds, the corridors and the yards; on the other hand, they also remember the good teachers and some anecdotes with their fellow students. These memories, that accompany them for their whole life, depend very much on the Architecture because it makes possible to change into joyful what could be, sometimes, only sad or melancholic memories. The purpose in this project was to have a clean, bright and cheerful building.

Image Courtesy Arquitectos Ayala

  • Architects: Arquitectos Ayala
  • Project: Secondary School Navalmoral de la Mata
  • Location: Caceres, Spain

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BBS – Al Bayan Bilingual School in Sabah Al Salem, Kuwait by AGi Architects

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: AGi Architects

The building for children should be created from the child’s point of view, where the design is set specifically to familiarize with their world. The design should also have the flexibility to evolve and grow simultaneously as the children themselves grow, laying the foundation of every form of learning in the future.

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  • Architects: AGi Architects
  • Project: BBS – Al Bayan Bilingual School
  • Location: Sabah Al Salem, Kuwait
  • Type: Mixed Use | 6000 sqm
  • Date: 2011
  • Condition: Competition 1st prize
  • Client: Private
  • Awards: MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards 2012 – Commended “Mixed Use”,  International Property Awards (IPA) 2012 – 5 Stars Award Arabian Property Awards “Best Public Service Architecture”
  • Design Team: Joaquin Pérez-Goicoechea, Nasser B. Abulhasan, Salvador Cejudo
  • Architectural team: Lucía Sánchez Salmón, María Eugenia Díaz, Carmen Sagredo, Daniel Muñoz Medranda, Stefania Rendinelli, Marisa Ollero, Hanan Alkou

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Professional Cooking School in Ancient Slaughterhouse by Sol89

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: Sol89

Medina is a historic town in the hills in Cadiz. Its houses are known for their whitewashed walls and their ceramic roofs. The project involves adapting an ancient slaughterhouse, built in the XIX century, into a Professional Cooking School. The ancient slaughterhouse was composed of a small construction around a courtyard and a high white wall that limits the plot. If you are going to act in the historic city you must adapting, taking shelter, settling in its empty spaces.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda 

  • Architects: Sol89
  • Project: Professional Cooking School in Ancient Slaughterhouse
  • Location: C/ Rubiales S/N, Medina Sidonia, Cádiz, Spain
  • Photography: Fernando Alda
  • Client: Fundación Forja XXI
  • Completion Date: 2011
  • Team:
    George Smudge (Architecture student)
    Jerónimo Arrebola (quantity serveyor)
    Alejandro Cabanas (Structure)
    Insur JG (building services)
    Novoarididian SA y Rhodas SL (Contractors)
  • Area: 751 m²
  • Software used: Brains and pencils, after, for final drawings, used usual CAD programs

The Infinity Centre in Keilor East, Victoria, Australia by McBride Charles Ryan

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: McBride Charles Ryan

The Infinity Centre, the new campus for Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School senior students, is derived from the initial idea that the library, a learning hub, is central to the school. We also wanted a building that offered protection from a windswept site and signified the merging of two schools, Penleigh Presbyterian Ladies’ College and Essendon Grammar School for boys.

Image Courtesy © John Gollings

  • Architects: McBride Charles Ryan
  • Project: The Infinity Centre
  • Location: Keilor East, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: John Gollings
  • Principal Designers: Robert McBride, Debbie Ryan
  • Project Architect: Andrew Hayne
  • Project Team: Drew Williamson, Qianyi Lim, Peter Ryan, Stephan Bekhor, Anthony Parker, Amelia Borg, Natasha Maben, Benedikt Josef, Alan Ting, Luke Waldron, Jacqui Robbins, Daniel Griffin, Seung Hyuk Choi, Angela Woda
  • Contractor: Construction Engineering
  • Quantity Surveyor: Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Building Surveyor: Davis Langdon, Floreancig Smith
  • Planning Consultant: ARG Planning
  • Traffic Engineer: GTA Consultants
  • Structural, Civil, Acoustic, ESD and Services Engineering: ARUP
  • Landscape Architeture: Oculus
  • Geotechnical Engineering: Douglas Partners
  • Size: 8,000 m2
  • Completion Time: 4 years, including competition design
  • Council: Moonee Valley
  • Client: Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School

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Park View School in Birmingham, England by Haworth Tompkins Limited

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Article source: Haworth Tompkins Limited

Park View Secondary School in Birmingham has been radically transformed by architects Haworth Tompkins as part of the Building Schools for the Future programme, providing a template for low-cost interventions in schools across the country. The school is situated in inner-city Alum Rock, the 3rd most deprived area of Birmingham with a predominantly Muslim population. Results have improved dramatically in recent years, going from 4% of pupils gaining five or more A-C grades at GCSE in the late 1990s to 72% in 2011.

Image Courtesy © Richard Haughton 

  • Architects: Haworth Tompkins Limited
  • Project: Park View School
  • Location: Park View Secondary School, Birmingham, England, UK
  • Photography: Ioana Marinescu, Richard Haughton
  • Completion Date: June 2012
  • Project Cost: £8m
  • Gross Internal Area: 6000m2
  • Client: Park View Secondary School
  • Contractor: Lend Lease
  • Structural Engineer: Nolan Associates
  • Services Engineer: Hulley & Kirkwood Ltd
  • Quantity Surveyor: Wood & Weir Ltd
  • CDM Coordinator: Lend Lease
  • Landscape Architect: Fira

Arbon Elementary School in Switzerland by Dellekamp Arquitectos

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Article source: Dellekamp Arquitectos

The school at “Seegarten” is aimed to fulfill what the place’s name “garden at the lake” that existed for century’s promises. Therefore it creates a high-quality exterior space as large as possible. This is important according to the educational mission of the school, and improves the children´s creativity.

Image Courtesy Dellekamp Arquitectos

  • Architects: Dellekamp Arquitectos
  • Project: Arbon Elementary School
  • Location: Arbon, Switzerland
  • Program: Elementary School
  • Status: International Competition
  • Project Leader: Jachen Schleich, Severine Schläpfer
  • Team: Luis Morales, Jérémie Dagaud, Tinetta Rauch, Geoffroy Arnoux, Rodrigo Cortés

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Music And Science Building in Hood River, Oregon, USA by Opsis Architecture

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Article source: Opsis Architecture

The Music and Science Building is the latest addition to the Hood River Middle School campus in Hood River, Oregon. It provides a new facility to serve the school’s remarkable and unique Outdoor Classroom Project based on the principles of Permaculture.

Image Courtesy Opsis Architecture

  • Architects: Opsis Architecture
  • Project: Music And Science Building
  • Location: Hood River, Oregon, USA
  • Project Owner: Hood River County School District
  • Project Completion Date: September, 2010
  • Project Site: Previously Undeveloped Land
  • Project Type: Education – K-12 School
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 7,200 square feet
  • Other Building Description: New
  • New: 66.0%
  • Renovation: 34.0%
  • BOMA Floor area method used: No
  • Hours of Operation: 7:30am – 4:00pm
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $2,300,000.00

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Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA by SMP Architects

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Article source: SMP Architects

Youth United for Change, a teenage activist group in this distressed urban neighborhood, was instrumental in charging the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) to create a smaller high school that would encourage students to graduate rather than drop out with little hope for the future. Coupled with this request was their desire for “a green school” that would provide a bright, healthy learning environment, in contrast to their home living conditions.

Image Courtesy SMP Architects

  • Architects: SMP Architects
  • Project: Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Joint Venture or Associate Architect: SRK Architects
  • Project Completion Date: September, 2010
  • Project Site: Brownfield Site
  • Project Type: Education – K-12 School
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 88,450 square feet
  • Other Building Description: New
  • BOMA Floor area method used: Yes
  • Hours of Operation: 8 AM – 4PM, but open to public 7 days a week and after 4:30
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $25,000,000.00

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