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School of Foreign Languages in Izmir, Turkey by AUDB

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Article source: AUDB 

The London based office AUDB has just completed a university classroom building in Izmir Turkey as a part of their on going commitment to research and development projects in the region. The building has also won the prestigious A Awards in April 2016.

Image Courtesy © Argun Tanriverdi

Image Courtesy © Argun Tanriverdi

  • Architects: AUDB
  • Project: School of Foreign Languages
  • Location: Izmir, Turkey
  • Photography: Argun Tanriverdi 
  • Client: Izmir University of Economics
  • Site Architect/project manager: Hüsnü Alpan
  • Design Team: Yağmur Arıcı, Mehtap Altuğ
  • Structural Engineers: Ardalı Ltd. Şti.
  • Service Engineers:
    •  Electricity: Özyavru Ltd.Şti.
    •  Mechanics: Egetek Ltd. Şti.
  • Main Contractor: Kuryap Ltd. Şti.
  • Control: İzmir Ekonomi Üniversitesi Denetim Ekibi / Arch. Mehtap Altuğ, Civ. Eng. Berna Kaya, Elec. Eng. Tevfik Sungur, Mec. Eng. Nadir Tahta

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Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School Campus in Washington, DC by Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Article source: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

Mundo Verde is a bilingual, sustainability-focused public charter school located in the District of Columbia.  The school’s curriculum is based in expeditionary learning, where students learn through the active exploration of the world around them.  Awarded a shuttered 1920s-era school building and site by the District in 2013, Mundo Verde had a direct question for the design team: “How can this redevelopment and addition project teach our students to be global stewards?”

Image Courtesy © Hoachlander Davis Photography (Anice Hoachlander)

Image Courtesy © Hoachlander Davis Photography (Anice Hoachlander)

  • Architects: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture
  • Project: Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School Campus
  • Location: Washington, DC, USA
  • Photography: Hoachlander Davis Photography (Anice Hoachlander)
  • Area: 47,229   ft² / 4,388 m²
  • Project: 2013 – 2015

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Pre-Primary School Centre in Navarra, Spain by Larraz Arquitectos

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

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

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Nursery School Extension in Mantes-la-Ville, France by GRAAL ARCHITECTURE

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

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

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Aarhus School in Denmark by EGA_ErikGiudiceArchitecture

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Article source: EGA_ErikGiudiceArchitecture 

CONCEPT

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

Image Courtesy © Erik Giudice Architecture

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Secondary School in Santa Elena, Peru by Marta Maccaglia, Paulo Afonso

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Article source: Marta Maccaglia, Paulo Afonso 

Introduction

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

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

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Neushoorn in Leeuwarden, Netherlands by DP6 architecture studio with 3TO architects

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

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

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St. Augustine School in Kitsilano, Canada by Acton Ostry Architects Inc.

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

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
  • Collaborators:

    • 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

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Stelzhamer school Linz in Austria by kirsch ZT GmbH

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

Image Courtesy © Hertha Hurnaus

  • Architects: kirsch ZT GmbH
  • Project: Stelzhamer school Linz
  • Location: Linz, Austria
  • Photography: Hertha Hurnaus

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Sant Llàtzer School in Tortosa, Spain by Territori24 architecture and urbanism ,s.l.p.

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

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

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