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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

Arcadia High School Performing Arts Center in Acradia, California by McCarthy Building Companies

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Article source: McCarthy Building Companies

A 60-year old wish for the community of Arcadia has finally come true with the opening of Arcadia Unified School District’s new $20 million Performing Arts Center. It was the District’s intent to build an auditorium in 1952 when the high school was originally constructed, but there was no funding.  Due to the passage of Bond Measure I in 2006, the District finally had a chance to fulfill this community’s enduring dream.

“We are exceptionally pleased to have realized the dream of providing our students, faculty and community members with a world class performing arts venue that will become a home for the arts in Arcadia,” said AUSD Superintendent Dr. Joel Shawn. “All aspects of the arts are an essential component of a rigorous education for our students and a healthy, vibrant community.”

Arcadia High School’s new $20 million Performing Arts Center. Built by McCarthy Building Companies, the steel frame structure features a modern glass, smooth plaster and brick exterior : Image Courtesy © RMA Photography 

  • General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies
  • Architect: LPA
  • Project: Arcadia High School Performing Arts Center
  • Location: Acradia, California, USA
  • Photography: RMA Photography
  • Rendering Credit: LPA of Irvine, California

SCHOOL IN TARRAGONA by Batlle and Roig architects

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Article source: Batlle and Roig architects

Nowadays designing an education facility, either a school o a high school, means working with a series of preset and regulated parameters by the administrations commissioning the project. These parameters go from the qualification and quantification of the program, to the election of the structural and construction methods to erect the building. This design constraint favors undoubtedly the speed of the design process and the construction of the building, and has become over time a typological system that delves into the concept of generic architecture, that has seems so appreciable at the moment due to economical reasons.

Image Courtesy BATLLE I ROIG ARQUITECTES

  • Architects:  Batlle and Roig architects
  • Project: SCHOOL IN TARRAGONA
  • Location: TARRAGONA
  • Authors: Enric Batlle, Joan Roig, Iván Sánchez, architects
  • Collaborators: Albert Gil, Oriol Vañó, Carla Cadavid, Matteo Lencioni, architects
  • Location: Tarragona
  • Developer: GISA
  • Construction Company: TAU-ICESA
  • Project date: 2009
  • Surface: 3.555 m²
  • Budget: 3.274.700 € (more…)

Dante Alighieri High School Expansion in Bucharest, Romania by LTFB Studio

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Article source: LTFB Studio

This intervention must be related to the context: the communist architectural legacy from before 1989 in Romanian cities, the gray suburbs and neighborhoods with standardized blocks , the specific urban landscape of Europe’s former socialist bloc. Due to excessive standardization, many blocks of flats in Bucharest are identical with some of the apartment buildings in places located hundreds of miles away, indifferent to the socio-cultural specificity.

South façade : Image Courtesy LTFB Studio

  • Architects: LTFB Studio
  • Project: Dante Alighieri High School Expansion
  • Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Architects: Arch. Liviu Fabian, Arch. Lucian luta
  • Project manager: Vcevienna consulting engineers
  • Structure: Ductiltech
  • Installations: Solidinstall
  • Developer: Acm4

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School of Music and Arts in Bucharest, Romania by LTFB Studio

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Article source: LTFB Studio

A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE SCHOOL

The idea of a school of music and arts in Bucharest came from the need to gather all the teachers and gifted children from the district and from other areas in a single dedicated place in order to study and communicate. Until now, children have studied in improvised places, in old schools that haven’t been built in accordance with the technical needs of these disciplines. The school is not a classical art one, but an institution with extra-curricular activities like music, theatre, dance, drawing, painting, graphics, sculpture, new media and performance of any kind.

Main Façade, From The Street : Image Courtesy LTFB STUDIO

  • Architects: LTFB Studio
  • Project: School of Music and Arts
  • Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Architects: Arch. Lucian Luta, Arch. Liviu Fabian
  • Project Manager: S.C. VCE Vienna Consulting Engineers
  • Structure: Ductil Tech
  • Installations: Solid Install
  • Acoustics: Radu Pana, Marius Smighelschi
  • Constructor: Cam Construct Engineering

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Bobigny School Complex in Paris, France by Mikou Design Studio

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Article source: Mikou Design Studio

This new building is a remarkable amenity in the city centre, visible by its façades and its roof, a founding element of the project. We designed it to be both welcoming and protective, turned inwards towards inner courtyards to ensure privacy.

Building’s aerial view : Image Courtesy Florian Kleinfenn

  • Architects: Mikou Design Studio
  • Project: Bobigny School Complex
  • Location: Bobigny, Paris, France
  • Program: Pre-school, Primary School, Sports And Recreation Center, Library
  • Client: City of Bobigny
  • Surface: 5 000 m²
  • Date: Completion septembre 2012
  • Photo Credits: Florian Kleinfenn
  • Software used: Autocad LT 2011, Rhinoceros, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

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Center School S.Miguel de Nevogilde in Porto, Portugal by Atelier Veloso Architects

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Article source: Atelier Veloso Architects

Location and Context
The intervention site is located in a specific urban context. The surrounding area is characterized by distinct structures in terms of volumetry, typology and morphology. To the west, in a lower level, we can find consolidated urban structures with panoramic sea views. The remaining area is composed by two-story single-family homes, built in the twentieth century, featuring outdoor spaces and gardens that border directly with the school precinct.

Image Courtesy © FG+SG

  • Architects: Atelier Veloso Architects
  • Project: Center School S.Miguel de Nevogilde
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Photography: FG+SG 
  • Site: Rua da Escola – Porto, Portugal
  • Client: GOP- EM da Câmara Municipal do Porto
  • Office: AVA – Atelier Veloso Architects (AVA-Architects)
  • Architects: Carlos Jorge Coelho Veloso, Rui Filipe Coelho Veloso
  • Team: Inês Costa
  • Dates planning:
    Project: 2008 / 2010
    Construction: 2010 / 2011
  • Engineers: MBJ – Projectos de Engenharia Planeamento e Arquitectura, Lda, Lusoclima – Soluções de Engenharia, Lda, Vítor Hugo, Sociedade Unipessoal
  • General Contractor: Costeira Empreiteiros – Sociedade de Construções S.A.
  • Constructed surface: 3761,98 sqm
  • Materials: Glass, wood, polycarbonate, vinyl and metallic structure.
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2007

Font Del Roure Nursery And Primary School In Barcelona, Spain

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Article source: ONL Arquitectura

In this case there were several prefabricated modules already on the site, which helped determine the location of the school. In contrast to other Nurseries and Primary Schools we did in the past, we had to make this design more compact, replacing the large central patio for a regular series of patios to enlarge the visual perception of the ground floor passages, and to create a place where the two different age groups could come together.

Image Courtesy José Hevia

  • Architects: ONL Arquitectura – Joan Nogué, Txema Onzain, Felix Lopez
  • Project: Font Del Roure Nursery And Primary School
  • Location: Masquefa, Barcelona
  • Project Data: 2003-2006
  • Construction Data: 2005-2006
  • Surface In M2: 3.509 m2
  • Budget: 2.847.390 €
  • Promotors: Departament d’Educació de la Generalitat de Catalunya. GISA
  • Constructors: Emcofa, S.L.
  • Colaborators:
    Félix López, arquitecte
    Borja Iglesias, arquitecte
    Tapio Lassmann, arquitecte
    Mireia Marès, arquitecta
  • Installations: J.A. Tribó
  • Structure: BIS Arquitectes
  • Photographer: José Hevia
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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