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Green Dot Animo Leadership High School in South Los Angeles by Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa Architects

This new public school for 500 students is located in a tough South Los Angeles neighborhood almost directly under the flight path into LAX and adjacent to the very busy 105 Century freeway.  The design was influenced by the New Orleans architects Curtis and Davis who designed and built many schools in the early 1950s in Louisiana.  Their designs adapted to the harsh southern climate without using air conditioning, creating sustainable light filled and poetic spaces for kids to learn.

Image Courtesy © John Linden 

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa Architects
  • Project: Green Dot Animo Leadership High School
  • Location: Los Angeles County, CA – Lennox School District
  • Photography: John Linden
  • Client/Owner: Green Dot Public Charter Schools
  • Total Square Footage: 53,500 sq. ft.
  • Completed: 2013
  • Cost: $17,300,000.00(US)
  • Project Design Team: Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA – Principal- in-Charge. Angela Brooks, AIA, Mark Buckland, Ching Luk, Project Architect, Brad Buter, Silke Clemens, Emily Hodgdon, Gwynne Pugh, Sri Sumantri
  • Construction Manager: Telecu
  • Engineering: Thorton Thomassetti-Structural, E2DI- Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing, Veneklaussen-Acoustical, Barbara Hall-Civil
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhino

Groupe Scolaire Pasteur in Limeil-Brevannes, France by R2K Architectes

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Article source: R2K Architectes

The building is located in Limeil-Brevannes, near Paris. It Consists of three preschools and elementary schools of two. As the method of commissioning was used so called “design-build” system, Where the competition offers teams Both the building and all planes are fixed price. Beside schools, an apartment building of social housing flats of 46 was included to the competition program. Time for the competition was one month. The decision for the winner was made in April 2011 and the inauguration of the building was Held 18 months later. The building of the apartment building next starts in April.

Image Courtesy © Jussi Tiainen 

  • Architects: R2K Architectes
  • Project: Groupe Scolaire Pasteur
  • Location: Limeil-Brevannes, France
  • Photography: Jussi Tiainen
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

ENSTA, ParisTech Engineering School’s in Paris, France by Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre Architectures

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Article source: Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre Architectures

The new campus of ENSTA Paris Tech, which invested the location of Palaiseau, perfectly merges into the geometry of the structuring axes of the “Ecole Polytechnique”. In the heart of the area, it provides a new identity to the landscape..
The school, which is the main building of ENSTA ParisTech campus, lands along the boulevard surrounded by a vast redesigned space with lawns and trees. The exterior conviviality space, which is naturally blended into the rolling design of the park, provides plenty of space for social interaction.

Image Courtesy Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre Architectures 

  • Architects: Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre Architectures
  • Project: ENSTA, ParisTech engineering school’s (Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Techniques Avancées) construction on Ecole Polytech
  • Location: Paris, France

Passive Kindergarten Oostduinkerke in Koksijde, Belgium by BURO II + ARCHI+I

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Article source: BURO II + ARCHI+I

Due to the increasing number of students, the local Oostduinkerke school needed to expand. The building premises are situated in the centre of town, in between the backyards of the surrounding buildings. The newly constructed nursery section will be partly underground. This way, the new building creates a number of benefi ts: A scenic integration with the build-up environment and a spacious outside play area for the children. All classes walk out into a wind-free covered class garden that serves as a safe outside area.

Image Courtesy BURO II + ARCHI+I 

  • Architects: BURO II + ARCHI+I
  • Project: Passive Kindergarten Oostduinkerke
  • Location: Koksijde, Belgium
  • Photography: Klaas Verdru
  • Client: Municipal Koksij de
  • Team:
    IN COLLABORATION WITH E-STER [Energy audit – Energy advice]
    Arch. Tom Vandorpe [project director]
    Ir. Arch. Isabel Vlaeminck [design architect]
    Arch. Nancy Latruwe [project architect]
    Arch. urban planner Maarten Vansteenhuyse [landscape architect]
    Int.arch. Joost Claeys [interior architect]
  • Area surface: 8.363,63 m²
  • Land use of the building: 4.736,33 m³
  • Gross floor area: 1.246.38 m²

Aurinkokivi School Competition in Vantaa, Finland by Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Article source: Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen 

Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen Ltd. has designed a future school concept for Aurinkokivi area in Vantaa, Finland. The design was awarded in the architectural competition for its inspiring architecture and child-friendly spaces. The City of Vantaa announced the results of Aurinkokivi school design competition on 14.2.2013. Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen was awarded a purchase prize with the entry “Tivoli”.

Image Courtesy Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen 

  • Architects: Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen 
  • Project: Aurinkokivi School Competition
  • Location: Vantaa, Finland
  • Year: 2012-13
  • Use: School, kindergarten and nursery
  • Floor area: 9000 m2
  • Software used: Archicad and Rhino

Nursery School in Berriozar, Spain by Javier Larraz Arquitectos

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Article source: Javier Larraz, Iñigo Beguiristain and Iñaki Bergera

According to Louis I. Kahn the first school began under a tree, when a man who knew he was a teacher began to discuss what he had learned with others who did not know they were students. Like those students, children under 3 years old learn intuitively and unconsciously. Drawing a parallel with the story of Kahn, one might wonder about the role that tree, that is, architecture, plays in the practice of teaching.

Image Courtesy © Iñaki Bergera 

  • Architects: Javier Larraz, Iñigo Beguiristain and Iñaki Bergera
  • Project: Nursery School in Berriozar
  • Location: Calle Errota, Berriozar, Navarra, Spain
  • Photography: Iñaki Bergera, Javier Larraz, Iñigo Beguiristain
  • Architects: Iñigo Beguiristain and Iñaki Bergera
  • Collaborator: Juan Miguel García
  • Technical Architects: Atec Aparejadores
  • Engineering: Naven Ingeniería de Instalaciones
  • Structure: FS Estructuras
  • Project date: October 2009
  • Construction date: June 2011 – May 2012
  • Developer: Berriozar Municipality / Ayuntamiento de Berriozar
  • Budget: 1.308.055,34 €
  • Cost per m2: 1.023 €/m
  • Project Area: 1278.01 sqm (construction) + 602 sqm (urbanization)
  • Main contractor: H.N.V. Harinsa Navasfalt, S.A.

New High School Campus for the Cultural Institute in Tamaulipas, Mexico by Taller Veinticuatro

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Article source: Taller Veinticuatro

It has been decided to create a series of worlds and environments that occur throughout the school, a great variety of spaces for participation and privacy, where the individuals can develop personally and collectively. Water mirrors, wooded courtyards, and lush gardens screen intellectual activity. Innovation becomes a mean of inspiration for the men and women to be formed.

Main Facade : Image Courtesy Taller Veinticuatro 

  • Architects: Taller Veinticuatro
  • Project: New High School Campus for the Cultural Institute of Tampico
  • Location: Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • Program: Education
  • Architects: Ulises Zúñiga, Graciela López, Gabriel de la Torre, Hanni Paz, Luz Sánchez
  • Collaborators: MADMOR
  • Type: Private Competition
  • Organizer: Cultural Institute of Tampico

Wurzburg State Fire Brigade School in Germany by gmp Architekten

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Article source: gmp Architekten

The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) will build the new State Fire Brigade School in Wurzburg. In the summer of 2012, gmp were awarded the contract following a negotiated tendering procedure and the company has now presented its design to Wurzburg’s Commission for Urban Design and Architecture. The project involves a new practice hall on the site of the Fire Brigade School in order to meet the changed requirements of the training program.

East facade : Image Courtesy gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 

  • Architects: gmp Architekten
  • Project: Wurzburg State Fire Brigade School
  • Location: Wurzburg, Germany 
  • Negotiated tender: 2012 – winner 
  • Design: Volkwin Marg and Jürgen Hillmer 
  • Project Manager: Kai Ritzke 
  • Team members: Katja Mezger, Radmila Blagovcanin 
  • Total floor area: 7,700 sq. 
  • Client: Staatliches Bauamt Wurzburg by order of the Free State of Bavaria

School House and kindergarten in Grono, Switzerland by Raphael Zuber Architekt

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Article source: Raphael Zuber Architekt

The building stands in the middle of a garden on a public square. The square is a uniformly sloping paved surface, planted with walnut trees and is the playground for the school. The garden is a circular crater, overgrown with a field of flowers, and is the outside play area for the kindergarten. The geometry of the garden and the level of the building are determined by a quadrate horizontal surface on which the building stands and by the two approaches.

Image Courtesy © Javier Miguel Verme 

  • Architects: Raphael Zuber Architekt
  • Project: School House and kindergarten
  • Location: Grono, Switzerland
  • Photography: Javier Miguel Verme
  • Client: Comune politico di 6537 Grono 
  • Competition: 1st prize, 2007 
  • Architect: Raphael Zuber, Chur 
  • Collaborators: David Gianinazzi, Kosuke Yutani 
  • Project Managemer: Thomas Melliger – Bauplanung, Zürich 
  • Construction supervisor: Devis Bruni and Giulio Cereghetti, Mesocco 
  • Structural Engineer: Patrick Gartmann (Conzett Bronzini Gartmann AG, Chur) 
  • Landscape Architect: 4D AG Landschaftsarchitekten, Bern 
  • Beginn of planning: january 2008 
  • Beginn of construction: march 2009 
  • End of construction: August 2011

HTBLuVA Salzburg in Austria by kleboth lindinger dollnig

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Article source: kleboth lindinger dollnig

The surrounding
The HTBLuVA Salzburg is located in the district Itzling on the northern edge of town. The school building, built about 30 years ago, is by far the largest building in the area. The school is easily accessible by public transport. The train station is less than a 10 minute walk away, the local train is in the immediate vicinity and a large number of public busses drop of students directly in front of the main entrance. There are also about 180 parking spaces for teachers and students.

Image Courtesy © paul ott photografiert

  • Architects: kleboth lindinger dollnig
  • Project: HTBLuVA Salzburg
  • Location: Salzburg, Austria
  • Photography: paul ott photografiert
  • Project area: 32000m²
  • Structural Engineer: Nowy & Zorn
  • Landscape Design: Atelier Auböck + Kárász
  • Lighting Design: A.B. Zoufal Lightzone
  • Colour Design: Monika Heiss
  • Software used: Vectorworks
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