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Elevated Sports Court at Lasalle Franciscana School in Zaragoza, Spain by Guzmán de Yarza Blache Architect

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Article source: Guzmán de Yarza Blache Architect

The commission is originated by the need from the school to augment the total surface of the courtyard that due to the great amount of students and parents that usually gather during the day, can sometimes obstruct the correct developing of the sports and leisure activities that should take place in it. The courtyard is 33 meters wide per 35 meters long and has a South East Orientation. It is formed by the existing school that has a U form with two wings, one from the 50´s and another one form the 70´s.

Pictures by Miguel de Guzman

  • Architects: Guzmán de Yarza Blache Architect
  • Project: Elevated Sports Court at Lasalle Franciscana School
  • Location: Zaragoza, Spain
  • Finishing DateSeptember 2012
  • Client: Lasalle Franciscanas School
  • Built Surface350 M2
  • Budget290.000 Euros
  • Building CompanyGM Empresa Constructora
  • Proyect ArchitectGuzmán de Yarza Blache
  • Survey of Construction WorksGuzmán de Yarza Blache
  • CollaboratorsAna Guzmán Malpica & Julien Luengo-Gómez
  • Quantity SurveyorJose Manuel Arguedas
  • StructureJosep Agustí de Ciurana & PRAINSA
  • Photography:  Miguel de Guzman
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp, V-Ray

Nebula Portable Arts Space in Dingley, Australia by Andrew Maynard Architects

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Article source: Andrew Maynard Architects

An old school room in outer-suburban Dingley was the studio of the Art Day South artists. 12 artists, each with an intellectual disability, and 4 art mentors were producing wonderful art in banal surroundings, isolated from other art groups and organisations. For artists like Howard Arkaley and Jeffrey Smart the suburbs are their muse; for the Art Day South artists their singular suburban spot isolated and marginalised them. Like so many people with disabilities the Art Day South artists were relegated to the fringe of our culture.

Image courtesy Andrew Maynard Architects 

  • Architects: Andrew Maynard Architects
  • Project: Nebula Portable Arts Space
  • Location: Dingley, Australia
  • Photography: Jorge de araujo & Nic Granleese
  • Builder: Michael Whytlaw
  • Engineer: Advanced Design Innovations
  • Date of construction completed: March 2012
  • Gross Floor Area: 14.8m2 – closed, 62.4m2 – open
  • External Cladding: Alucobond panels
  • Internal lining, floor & ceiling: Paulownia
  • Internal finish: Linseed oil
  • Roof: Aluminium
  • Fabric: Rice Graphics
  • Signage: Rice Graphics

Bundesschulzentrum St. Veit/Glan in Austria by Spado Architects

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Article source: Spado Architects

Built in the 1980s the school complex in St.Veit/Glan houses the “Bundesrealgymnasium” and the “HLW” with around 1100 students. With additions and reorganization arrangements the existing building is upgraded to the latest technological standards. In the existing structures the classrooms where re-organized, the fire safety and escape routes where improved and the whole building is barrier free accessible.

Image Courtesy © Kurt Kuball 

  • Architects: Spado Architects
  • Project: Bundesschulzentrum St. Veit/Glan
  • Location: Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria
  • Photography: Kurt Kuball
  • Client: Gemeinde St. Veit/Glan
  • Planning: Spado Architects & halm.kaschnig.wührer architekten
  • Project manager:
    Hannes Schienegger, Spado Architects
    Rainer Wührer, Peter Kaschnig, halm.kaschnig.wührer architekten
  • Assistance: Lukas Kucher, Spado Architects
  • Structural Consultant: Oberressl & Kantz
  • Site area: 22.986m²
  • Floor area:
    Neubau/new construction: 1.450m²
    Sanierung/renovation: 8.095m²
  • Built-up area: Neubau/new construction: 1.150m²
  • Start of planning: Februar 2009
  • Start of construction: Juni 2011
  • Completion: September 2012

Extension of the IUFM School in Lyon, France by Atelier de la Passerelle

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Article source: Atelier de la Passerelle

The IUFM (Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres – Primary School Teacher Training Institute) is located in the former Ecole Normale pour Garçons, a building dating from 1885 in a large property called Clos Fayet in the Croix-Rousse district of Lyon. This building has all the architectural features of the typical late 19th century to mid-20th century French school. It has been inopportunely encroached upon by recent constructions.

Image Courtesy © Jérome Ricolleau

  • Architects: Atelier de la Passerelle
  • Project: Extension of the IUFM School
  • Location: Lyon, France
  • Photography: Frenchie Christogratin & Jérome Ricolleau
  • Client: Conseil Général du Rhône
  • Construction economist: SCORE
  • Structural concrete: COGECI
  • Building services: THERMI-FLUIDE
  • Landscape designer: Atelier Anne Gardoni
  • Net usable floor area: 3 620 m2
  • Cost: 4 465 000€ TTC

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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.
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