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Applying Art to Education in Montréal, Canada by Cégep Marie-Victorin

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The team brought the Early Childhood Education department’s mission to life. Children play and laugh in front of a fantasy-inspired decor where the imaginary meets the natural world. Educators are depicted in the form of large watermark silhouettes that nurture the children and help them develop. Large circles dot the corridors; a nod to the importance of movement and relationships within the department. The circles represent the close connection and communication between educator and child and between child and educator.

Image Courtesy © Emilie Summermatter

  • Architects: Cégep Marie-Victorin
  • Project: Applying Art to Education
  • Location: Cégep Marie-Victorin, Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Emilie Summermatter

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Kai Tak Primary School in Hong Kong by ArchSD

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Article source: ArchSD

A school is a community: a micro-society, a mini city within a city. It is an oasis yet has a direct relationship with the city at large. Our idea is simple; the spatial concept for the Kai Tak Primary School is to bring the students and teachers together with the playground and other spaces and activities, to encourage interactions. Breaking away from the typical densely built 8-storey school building in Hong Kong with the ball court on the ground, this school adopts a low-rise 4-storey design, with the basketball court raised on the first floor, sited in the middle of the school campus, creating a focus, pulling together spaces and activities.

Muk Hung Street Elevation, Image Courtesy © ArchSD

  • Architects: ArchSD
  • Project: Kai Tak Primary School
  • Location: Muk Hung St, Kai Tak, Hong Kong

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The Paradise of Color in Beijing, China by Atelier Alter Inc.

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Article source: Atelier Alter Inc. 

No.12 Middle School is one of the best schools in Beijing. There is a strong need from the neighborhood to have the School incorporate kindergarten education in their curriculum. The kindergarten of the school strives for building the best school of the neighborhood, and the architecture of it reflects its ambition. On top of that, the architecture aims for shaping a unique character for the school while enlivening the area of the city.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Alter Inc.

  • Architects: Atelier Alter Inc.
  • Project: The Paradise of Color
  • Location: Fengtai, Beijing, China
  • Software used: Rhino
  • Client: Beijing No.12 Kindergarten
  • Chief Designer: Xiaojun Bu, Yingfan Zhang
  • Design Team: Xiaojun Bu, Yingfan Zhang, Dehu Du, Zhenwei Li
  • Cost: $864,000
  • Area: 4200 M2
  • Year: 2016

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Recovery of the Ex-Furnace Riccione for the realization of a secondary school, a multipurpose theater and an office building in Rimini, Italy by Pietro Carlo Pellegrini Architetto

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Article source: Pietro Carlo Pellegrini Architetto

Pietro Carlo Pellegrini founded his company in 1985 in Lucca, since then, his works have the aim of blending  modernity with sensitivity towards the existing context.

The project that we are going to show you concerns the recovery of the Riccione Ex-Furnace, located in  northeastern of Italy, in Emilia-Romagna, in the province of Rimini.

Image Courtesy © Pietro Carlo Pellegrini Architetto

  • Architects: Pietro Carlo Pellegrini Architetto
  • Project: Recovery of the Ex-Furnace Riccione for the realization of a secondary school, a multipurpose theater and an office building
  • Location: Riccione, Rimini, Italy
  • Client: Municipality of Riccione
  • Contractors: UNIECO soc. Coop
  • Costs: € 11.320.000,00 (included the unbuilt theatre)
  • Superficie costruita: mq. 3.400
  • Period: 2010 – 2014

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El Internado in Valparaíso, Chile by Fantuzzi + Rodillo Arquitectos

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Article source: Fantuzzi + Rodillo Arquitectos 

The project involved the rehabilitation of a former boarding school built in the late nineteenth century, in the area of Cerro Alegre in Valparaíso. In a slope and with access to two pedestrian streets, the building is located above the Dimalow promenade overlooking it with its main facade while releasing a backyard towards the Caracoles passage.

Image Courtesy © Pablo Blanco

Image Courtesy © Pablo Blanco

  • Architects: Fantuzzi + Rodillo Arquitectos
  • Project: El Internado
  • Location: Cerro Alegre, Valparaíso, Chile
  • Photography: Pablo Blanco and José Benasco
  • Team project:  Roberto Fantuzzi, Jaime Rodillo, José Tomás Caballero, Mercedes Angulo
  • Construction company: FRAC Ltda.
  • Manufacturers: Santa Elena Mastering workshop, Perfilam, Sonam, Biotung, Tarkett, Patagonia glass
  • Area: 810 m2
  • Project Year: 2015

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English for Fun Flagship in Madrid, Spain by Rica Studio

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Article source: Rica Studio

English for Fun, founded in Spain in 2011, uses a revolutionary method for children of any age or physical condition to learn English using their five senses. English for Fun is a place for all children to learn. This pedagogical approach is based in the idea that every child is special and unique.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzman

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzman

  • Architects: Rica Studio, Lorena del Río e Iñaqui Carnicero
  • Project: English for Fun Flagship in Madrid
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Imagen Subliminal, Miguel de Guzman
  • Clients: English for fun
  • Contributors: Takuma Johnson, Monica Molinari, Paula Manzano
  • Contractor: Navas 3000. Javier Sastre
  • Budget: 180.000 euros

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Amsterdam Children’s Playschool in Netherlands by Tiago do Vale Architects

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Article source: Tiago do Vale Architects

Amsterdam is, today, a major european city consolidated on an important architectural tradition. A strong sense of identity and belonging is very characteristic of both the city and the country -defined by its permanent fight between the sea and the territory conquered to it- and that reflects on a generalized concern over the quality of public spaces and their collective enjoyment.

Hence, the Amsterdam Children’s Playschool starting point was the idea of having a children daycare center as a device to qualify an abandoned public space.

Designed over an abandoned dock, this proposal combines classrooms with exterior patios, with different uses and diverse degrees of privacy (some more public functioning as plazas, others semi-private with flexible uses, others totally private for the exclusive use of the daycare center).

Image Courtesy © Tiago do Vale Architects

Image Courtesy © Tiago do Vale Architects

  • Architects: Tiago do Vale Architects (Tiago do Vale)
  • Project: Amsterdam Children’s Playschool
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Project Team: Tiago do Vale, Kamila Legat
  • Competition: Amsterdam Children’s Playschool Competition
  • Organization: Archmedium
  • Construction Area: 1350 m2
  • Project Year: 2016

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NFB Nursery in Nara, Japan by HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Article source: HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

Nara province where the site located has 8 world heritage architectures. So this city has a lot of history. On the other side, the site is located at the center of the industrial residence in Yamatokoriyama city. Surrounding is a special sight with simple and no color factories.  This project is to reform an old kindergarten at that site.

Image Courtesy © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue

Image Courtesy © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue

  • Architects: HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro
  • Project: NFB Nursery
  • Location: Nara, Japan
  • Photography: Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue
  • Site area: 3238 m2
  • Building area: 871 m2
  • Surface area: 1193 m2

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Voss High School in Norway by Nordic — Office of Architecture

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: Nordic — Office of Architecture

The new vocational high school at Voss (Norway) designed by Nordic — Office of Architecture and AART architects combines theory and practice in an inspiring learning environment bathed in light with spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.

The new vocational high school at Voss opened this autumn and caters for around 400 students and 100 staff. The Norwegian-Danish team behind several prominent education buildings in Scandinavia took inspiration from the surrounding environment, creating an interpretation of the traditional Norwegian barn common to the area. A composition of “barns” surrounding a series of “farmyards” provides the framework for various educational and social activities. The architects strive to stimulate the students by drawing nature and daylight into the school buildings through the generous glazing and timber cladding both inside and out.

Image Courtesy © Thorbjørn Hanse

Image Courtesy © Thorbjørn Hanse

  • Architects: Nordic — Office of Architecture
  • Project: Voss High School
  • Location: Voss, Norway
  • Photography: Thorbjørn Hanse
  • Client: Hordalands Fylkeskommune
  • Contractor: Hent
  • Landscape: Bjørbekk & Lindheim
  • Engineers: Norconsult Sweco
  • Cost: 280 mill. NOK
  • Area: 11.500 m²
  • Time Frame: 2013 — 2016

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Absam Primary School in Austria by Schenker Salvi Weber

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: Schenker Salvi Weber

All moved in! The extension of the primary school in the Tyrolean municipality of Absam was completed in September 2016. After one-and-a-half years of construction, kids are now frolicking around in the two-story kindergarten. The first sport classes are already taking place in the triple gymnasium, and sweet sounds are floating down from the new music school under the roof of the historic primary school building.

There wasn’t much space for the new building in the 7000-person community of Absam, the “village of the Olympians” in the Hall-Wattens region, just 20 minutes by car from Innsbruck. So the architects Schenker Salvi Weber – the only ones among the 20 competition participants – decided to situate the sports hall underground and, for structural reasons, build the two-story kindergarten atop in a lightweight wood frame construction.

View of schoolyard with primary school and kindergarten, Image Courtesy © Bengt Stiller

View of schoolyard with primary school and kindergarten, Image Courtesy © Bengt Stiller

  • Architects: Schenker Salvi Weber
  • Project: Absam Primary School
  • Location: Absam, Austria
  • Photography: Bengt Stiller
  • Client:
    • Municipality of Absam
    • Immobilien GesmbH & Co KG
  • Team: Bettina Doser, Sophie Gerg, Teresa de Miguel, Thomas Morgner, Hans Reumann, Barbara Roller, Tiago Santana, Michael Salvi, Andres Schenker, Verena Theil, Tina Tobisch, Katalin Tóth, Rowena Ullrich, Thomas Weber
  • Commission type: EU-wide invited competition, general planning
  • Energy efficiency: Passive house standard
  • Structural engineer: wood construction. Merz Kley Partner
  • Structural engineer: reinforced concrete / geotechnics. ZSZ Ingenieure ZT GesmbH
  • Building physics: IBO – Austrian Institute for Healthy and Ecological Building
  • Construction management and costs: Die Bauleiter
  • Building technology: Moser + Partner Ingenieurbüro

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