Archive for the ‘School’ Category
Sunday, May 1st, 2016
Article source: Larraz Arquitectos
We can talk about the perception of space as an educational proposal on its own, since education is mainly based in human contributions, but also on environmental ones, that affect the development of children’s potential, as well as the interaction between them and the environment. In order for a nursery, with children aged 0-3, to be able to ease or speed the learning process, it needs the building to be capable of suggesting new perceptions to children, and at the same time to satisfy the educators necessities. For these reasons the centre must be:
- A place of suggestive and easily recognised circulation, with galleries to avoid crowds and show the child the relative position of spaces.
- A clean and secure place, where neither the materials nor the installations involve the minimal risk for children.
- A peaceful place, where everything, from the materials to its design, absorb noise and reverberation.
- A bright place, where it is possible to enjoy as much natural light without sun glare, as the transformation of some spaces to generate shade.
- A suggesting and stimulating place, where light, colour, sound, vegetation and space are elements that make it easier for the child to learn and play.
Image Courtesy © Larraz Arquitectos
- Architects: Larraz Arquitectos with CL Architects
- Project: Pre-Primary School Centre
- Location: Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
- Client: Government of Navarre
- Beginning date: 2006
- Finishing date: 2007
Friday, April 29th, 2016
Article source: GRAAL ARCHITECTURE
The design for the extension of the Alliés de Chavannes nursery school draws on its context within the landscape and its integration within the site. The three new volumes that house the extension connect to the longitudinal circulation of the existing building in such a way as to allow them to be perceived as separate pavilions. The existing building is reconfigured to become the school’s spine. Distinguished by two types of metal cladding – galvanized steel and anthracite zinc – the new volumes provide a visible distinction between the original building and its extension. The new volumes are organized to ensure fluidity and a programmatic organization in harmony with the existing functioning of the school, logically inserted between the trees and providing views of the surrounding vegetation. Elevated on steel stilts and with facade openings offering each space a variety of orientations, the extensions allow pupils to imagine that their school is a tree house!
Image Courtesy © David Foessel
- Architects: GRAAL ARCHITECTURE
- Project: Nursery School Extension
- Location: Mantes-la-Ville, France
- Photography: David Foessel
- Client: Ville de Mantes-la-Ville (France)
- Consultants: LBE ingénierie (mechanical/electrical engineer), C&E ingénierie (structural engineer)
- Awards: ArchiDesignClub Awards 2016, First Prize ” Enseignement / Petite enfance et élémentaire”, Building of the Year Awards 2016 Archidaily, Nomination
- Surface area: 810 m² total, 500 m² refurbishment, 310 m² extension
- Calendar: Studies : 2012-2013, Delivery : May 2015
Thursday, April 28th, 2016
Article source: EGA_ErikGiudiceArchitecture
For the new Aarhus School we propose a pedagogical toolbox inspired by the industrial history of the site, an ever- changing urban catalyst offering flexibility and opens towards the city and the future.
The project is placed close to the Katapult theatre and the Godsbanens cultural centre to create a vivid cultural platform.
Image Courtesy © Erik Giudice Architecture
Thursday, April 21st, 2016
Article source: Marta Maccaglia, Paulo Afonso
The project started as a result of research work and a study completed in the community of Santa Elena. This was accomplished through reunions, interview, and participatory workshops within the population. The data collected revealed dreams and expectations in favor of education of their children. For this reason, the community expressed the willingness to rebuild its future, overcome the past, starting from the construction of a school. Education is a quintessential instrument for collective growth and development of a community.
Image Courtesy © Marta Maccaglia
- Architects: Marta Maccaglia
- Project: Secondary School
- Location: Rural village of Santa Elena, Pangoa, Province of Satipo, Central Amazon Jungle (Peru)
- Development and execution: Marta Maccaglia (Asociación Semillas para el Desarrollo Sostenible)
- Collaboration: Bosch Arquitectos
- Partners: Procesadora del Sur S.A., Asociación VSP Generaciones ; Local authorities, Local Ministry of Education.
- Engineering: Manuel Cárdenas Aspajo
- Site area: 5000 m2
- Built area: 700 m2
- Construction: Constructor
- Year: 2015
- Cost: 185,000 USD
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
Article source: DP6 architecture studio with 3TO architects
Neushoorn (Rhinoceros) in Leeuwarden is a popular music venue and a school, all in one building. In collaboration with 3TO, DP6 architecture studio has designed a building that can take a bit of rough treatment while stimulating creativity. A dynamic building that fits into its urban context and delivers its function as a music venue and school.
Image Courtesy © Jonathan van Dijk
- Architects: DP6 architecture studio with 3TO architects
- Project: Neushoorn
- Location: Ruiterskwartier 41, 8911 BP Leeuwarden, Netherlands
- Photography: Kristian Hoekman, Jonathan van Dijk
- Software used: Revit
- Client: Municipality of Leeuwarden
- Technical Design: De Zwarte Hond, Groningen
- Contractor: Hegeman Oost, Nijverdal
- Consultants: Jansen Wesselink, Drachten Deerns Netherlands, Rijswijk Peutz, Haren Basalt, Nieuwegein Theateradvies, Amsterdam Stevens Van Dijck, Zoetermeer
Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Article source: Acton Ostry Architects Inc.
The Oblates of Mary Immaculate founded St. Augustine School over one hundred years ago, at which time the school shared quarters with St. Augustine Church in a domed, three-storey, brick building located in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver. In 1951, the original school was demolished and replaced with what was to be a temporary, single-storey, wood-frame building. Sixty-four years later, a new three-storey, 300 student, 4,200 square metre, red brick-clad school and child care facility that features fifteen classrooms, a learning commons, multipurpose spaces and allowance for a new gymnasium occupies the compact site.
Image Courtesy © Michael Elkan
- Architects: Acton Ostry Architects Inc.
- Project: St. Augustine School
- Location: Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver, Canada
- Photography: Michael Elkan
- Client: The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Vancouver; St. Augustine’s Parish
- Design Team:
- Principal-in-charge: Russell Acton, ARCHITECT AIBC AAA SAA OAA FRAIC
- Project Lead: Mark Simpson ARCHITECT AIBC MRAIC Peng
- Team: Warren Schmidt ARCHITECT AIBC MRAIC, Nathaniel Straathof ARCHITECT AIBC LEED AP
- Structural Engineer: Wicke Herfst Structural Engineers
- Mechanical Engineer: Integral Group (Formerly Cobalt Group) – Mechanical
- Electrical Engineer: MMM Group Ltd.
- Landscape Architect: Durante Kreuk Ltd
- Contractor: Yellowridge Construction Ltd.
- Software used: VectorWorks
Friday, April 1st, 2016
Article source: kirsch ZT GmbH
The objective was the redevelopment and extension of an existing school – a building made from prefabricated concrete slabs in the 1970s – in the centre of Linz. The building’s extension closed a gap of surrounding perimeter block development while at the same time creating an independent ensemble. Easy access to public transport and the location within a dynamically developing urban area justify the expansion of the school site.
Image Courtesy © Hertha Hurnaus
- Architects: kirsch ZT GmbH
- Project: Stelzhamer school Linz
- Location: Linz, Austria
- Photography: Hertha Hurnaus
Thursday, March 31st, 2016
Article source: Territori24 architecture and urbanism ,s.l.p.
The new St. Llàtzer School-College is located in the suburb of the same name in Tortosa. The project resolves the major change in scale between the Tirant lo Blanc Bridge and the low buildings in the suburb.
Image Courtesy © AdriàGoula
- Architects: Territori24 architecture and urbanism ,s.l.p.
- Project: Sant Llàtzer School
- Location: Tortosa, Spain
- Photography: AdriàGoula
- Promoter: Education Department | Catalonia’s Government
- Construction company: CalafConstructora
- Built area: 5,154 m2
- Cost of the work: ( VAT included) € 6,053,784.34
- Project Year: 2007 – 2010
- Work Year: 2014
- Software used: AutoCAD
Thursday, March 31st, 2016
Article source: Pietro Carlo Pellegrini Architetto
The project concerns the recovery of an Ex-Furnace in Riccione, an industrial complex for producing bricks, built in 1908 and decommissioned in 1970. The whole intervention area is 40.000 mq; the covered surface is 3.400mq. Old destinations give way to the new ones, exploiting the existing spatial possibilities, maintaining the shapes of the old body factory as historical memory of the place: inside of it will be placed a secondary school for 450 students, a theatre with 650 seats, a headquarters office, as well as the organization of the external spaces. The project aims to reduce the environmental impact, replacing the old buildings with new ones characterized by high energy efficiency, without filling more surfaces. The intervention is imprinted on one side to recover and give value the existing masonry elements, on the other side to distinguish the new elements from the old ones, maintaining a compositional coherence throughout the intervention. Outside the brise soleil in brick elements determine the homogeneous backdrop of the original architectural forms, using a traditional material in an innovative way: they give unity to the whole composition and at the same time they underline the existing brickwork. The two buildings of the school centre, whose technical aspects are cuttingedge, easily conform with the ruins of a former brick furnace.
Image Courtesy © Mario Ciampi
- Architects: Pietro Carlo Pellegrini Architetto
- Project: Recovery Of An Area Called “Ex Furnace” For The Realization
- Location: Riccione, Rimini, Italy
- Photography: Mario Ciampi
- Client: Municipality of Riccione
- Collaborators: Sirio Lazzari, Carlo Bertolini, Sheila Lazzerini, Enrico Polato, Filippo Tarquini, Dario Arnone e Stefania Iurilli
- Costs: € 11.320.000,00 (school + theatre + office building)
- Built surface: mq. 3.400
- Year: 2014
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
Article source: Noel Sampson Dev Studio
Sasle School, located in the mountains and buffer zone of the Miraflores Nature Reserve in Jinotega, Nicaragua, serves as the only education facility for this rural community of 1600 people. Since opening four years ago, the three classrooms connected by translucent vestibules have seen a steep increase in school enrollment. They currently host 190 primary school students each weekday and 80 secondary school students during the weekend.
Image Courtesy © Noel Sampson and Kimberly Pelkofsky
- Architects: Noel Sampson Dev Studio
- Project: Sasle School
- Location: Jinotega, Nicaragua, USA
- Photography: Noel Sampson and Kimberly Pelkofsky
- Client: Bridges to Community
- Sponsor: Bridges to Community Canada
- Collaborators: Jinotega Municipality
- Built by: local students, community and groups of Bridges to Community Canada
- Cost: 43.000 USD
- Area: 160 sqm
- Project Year: 2013